The phys.org article Tests find Rossi's E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source dated 5/23/2013 indicates that seven co-authors have published a paper concerning their independent energy measurements of the Andrea Rossi E-Cat HT and HT2 LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) device(s) to arXiv.org. If correct, the results of the test indicate an energy density far beyond that of any other conventional energy sources, although not as great as nuclear (e.g. plutonium per the plot below).
|Ragone plot of the energy density vs power density, credit Phys.Org and Forbes|
The press/public have been disappointed once before. Will the second time be the charm? In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster the world could certainly use a new form of nuclear energy which produces no meltdowns or harmful nuclear waste. Devices like Rossi's promise just that, clean, cheap, portable and abundant energy which produces no waste except for possibly the excess heat generated. Although Rossi has his detractors I personally hope the man succeeds.