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Rossi's E-Cat Victory on Cold Fusion's Emergence Day -- E-Day

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The article Reviews the 1 megawatt plant test that occurred on october 28 for Andrea Rossi's Cold fusion plant. It appears to be successful!!


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wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 5:40 pm
> It appears to be successful!!
if you take the words of the producer/promotor and his (alleged) UNDISCLOSED Customer (which might e.g. be BP or Shell or EON) seriously.

there's a huge lot of scepticism a/o claims of SCAM regarding R's "E-Cat" (at least some of which seems very reasonable). I see nothing on the linked-to page(s) that I'd consider good counter-arguments to this scepticism.
While much of this discussion requires some scientific understanding, here's one point that doesn't:

""" Rossi has stated in an email that, "THE CUSTOMER HAS BOUGHT THE E-CAT AS A MOBILE HEATER FOR REMOTE CAMPS." """ (which I leave without comment, for your own consideration)

The Energy Catalyzer (sometimes shortened to E-Cat) is a supposed Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction power source[1][2] built by Andrea Rossi,[3] with support from physicist Sergio Focardi.[4] The 2008 patent application[5] claims "a method and apparatus for carrying out nickel and hydrogen exothermal reactions," with production of copper.[6] The device allegedly works by infusing heated hydrogen into nickel, transmuting it into copper and producing heat.[7] The international patent application received an unfavorable preliminary report on patentability because it seemed to "offend against the generally accepted laws of physics and established theories" and to overcome this problem the application should have contained either experimental evidence or a firm theoretical basis in current scientific theories.[8]

The device has been demonstrated to an invited audience several times, and has been commented on positively by University of Bologna physics professor Giuseppe Levi.[9] Journalists were not allowed to examine the core of the reactor, and there is still uncertainty about the viability of the invention.[10] On October 28, 2011, Rossi claimed that he had completed a successful 5.5 hour test of a self-sustaining heat generator that produced 470 kW, and that he had made a sale to an undisclosed customer. However, the independent observers of the test were not allowed to make their own measurements nor closely scrutinize the company's procedures.[11] Mark Gibbs of Forbes commented: "until a verifiably objective analysis is conducted by an independent third party that confirms the results match the claims there’s no real news".[12]
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