Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All is Not Well in Cold Fusion Land

Andrea Rossi, inventor of the E-CAT (energy catalyzer) technology that enables Ni-H (Nickel-Hydrogen) cold fusion, has split with Defkalion Green Technologies. Defkalion Green Technologies is a Greek company that has claimed it has working devices based on Rossi's E-CAT power source tested by both themselves and the Greek government.

Essentially what has happened within the past several days is that Andrea Rossi has accused Defkalion, a licensee of his E-CAT technology, of failing to meet their financial contractual obligations to him and has terminated his partnership with them. More disturbing is that Rossi has stated publicly that he has never disclosed the secret of his E-CAT device to Defkalion.  If Rossi is telling the truth, this suggests that claims Defkalion has created working devices based on the E-CAT which have already been tested by the Greek government are false.

What we do know for sure is that someone is lying, either Andrea Rossi or Defkalion Green Technologies representatives.

Andrea Rossi is continuing his relationship with the American partner Ampenergo.

This rift between Rossi and Defkalion is really bad publicity for cold fusion, or other similar LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) technologies, which already have a credibility problem with mainstream science. I am sure skeptics will descend upon this latest development like a school of sharks.

For further reading see:
Press Release: Rossi Terminates Relationship with Defkalion Green Technologies, Will Not Build E-Cats in Greece
Rossi Gives Reason for Split from Defkalion; Repeats Accusation

There is a five part series of articles on the PESN (Pure Energy Systems) site whose links are available from the second article above.