It’s been a little while since we heard what was happening with the E-cat cold fusion machine. You’ll recall it was HIGHLY questionable and HIGHLY implausible. See all stories here. It still has not been proven to work.
But it appears there is an investor who has bought the rights to the technology.
A U.S. company called Industrial Heat has bought the rights to the notorious (and dubious) cold fusion technology called the Energy Catalyzer, or E-Cat. The device was created by Italian inventor Andrea Rossi, a convicted scam artist who has claimed for years that it can produce energy in the form of heat, far more than it consumes.
Regardless, Industrial Heat, based in Raleigh, N.C., hopes to “make the technology widely available,” it said in the announcement. “The world needs a new, clean and efficient energy source,” said company spokesman JT Vaughn, who didn’t immediately reply to a call seeking comment. “Such a technology would raise the standard of living in developing countries and reduce the environmental impact of producing energy.
There has never been a definitive test of the device and Rossi would not let others have it to test. The one paper on it is problematic and even though he claims it was verified by a third party, no one should feel confident that his paper-thin promises will overturn physics as we know it. You need to do a lot better than that. What will happen when the new company attempts to utilize it? Will we find out for sure what’s under the hood, so to speak? Or will it just fade away? I’m hoping for huge scandal myself so everyone knows about it.
Reminder: Cold fusion has not been verified by science and has been rejected. So I do not allow cold fusion advocates to post claims that it’s being verified all over the world. All over the internet maybe but this is a science based site. If you are interested in cold fusion work today, there’s a whole internet out there to examine. Have at it.
Tip: Christopher Howard