Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr First Politician to Publicly Propose E-Cat as Energy Solution

I have wondered when the E-Cat would enter into the political arena, and who the first politician would be to come out and endorse E-Cat technology as an energy solution — well now I know, and it’s someone I had never heard of before. Republican Senator Bruce Tarr is the Senate Minority Leader in the Massachusetts legislature and appears interested in promoting the development and commercialization of Andrea Rossi’s invention. As a local politician he is naturally seeking to find ways to bring benefits to his state through this technology.

Senator Tarr writes on his Tarr Talk blog:

“Mr. Rossi’s reactor, if successfully proven and developed, has the potential to change the way the world deals with energy, and I’m pleased that he’s willing to discuss basing its production in Massachusetts. Rossi began his schedule in the state this morning and it will conclude later in the evening.

Rossi’s E-Cat reactor, which has thus far been developed and tested in the Italian city of Bologna, is intended to produce large amounts of energy from a reaction between nickel and hydrogen. The reaction produces heat which then heats water to produce steam, from which electricity can be generated. Importantly, the process creates little to no radiation, a major problem for the nuclear fission process currently used to produce power in reactors around the world.

The enormous potential of this technology demands that it be addressed by the best scientific minds in the world. Since Massachusetts is the home of some of the best colleges and universities in the world, it makes sense for that process to happen here.”

Tarr, like many other people who learn about the E-Cat, seems to be recognizing that E-Cat technology could provide real solutions to energy problems, and is wanting to find ways to help this technology come to light. He doesn’t seem to be concerned about the safety aspects of this nuclear reactor if “little to no” radiation is emitted by this technology.

It should be remembered that Tarr is the Minority Leader of a very small minority in the Massachusetts Senate (only four of 39 senators are Republicans), and so may not carry a huge amount of influence when it comes to setting government policy. It will be interesting to learn how his colleagues in the state government respond to proposals he brings forward regarding this technology — the speed of the proliferation of E-Cat devices could depend in large measure on how it is perceived by elected officials.

  • arian

    Andrea Rossi
    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Dear Kim Patterson:
    Great things are happening in the USA in these times concerning our work.
    Warm Regards,

    Kim Patterson
    November 22nd, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Into the Eye of the Tiger.

    Good Luck Andrea with the Massachusetts State Senate meetings with Massachusetts government leaders and MIT officials.


    • RH

      Please keep the politics out of this discussion. In any case you are not doing the Tea Party’s cause any good with this rethoric.

    • Sojourner Soo
    • Sojourner Soo

      BTW: I’m Canadian and even if I were American, I can most assuredly tell you I would never be a Teabagger.

  • daniel maris

    If the technology is genuine, you only need a tiny wedge to create a big opening. Short of California or maybe Texas, Massachussets must be the best place in the states to get the E cat established. The fact that Tarr has opened the debate, means the majority party has to respond – which means it has to investigate, talk to scientists, make an assessment…

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  • QC-JYM

    I like that last paragraph from Tarr. American and MIT are so good, best college, etc,etc… but they still needed Rossi (an italian) to show them how to do LENR!


  • PersonFromPorlock

    Massachusetts government is famously corrupt and incompetent. I have no idea what this development means, but it’s a good idea to keep in mind that the public’s business there is not always done in a straightforward manner.

  • Az

    Defkalion Green Technologies respects Andrea Rossi, acknowledges his work, and congratulated him on his public efforts to validate LENR technology in the public domain.

    You all are kindly ask not to confuse our Hyperion technology with others’ (eg.ecat). We are not willing to answer any questions pertaining to third party initiatives in LENR. We have made our own progress, both on technical and business matters. So we will not accept any comments or questions for other parties business or technologies.

    Please note that according to our 14th of November 2011 press release, we will release a more detailed announcement in the beginning of next week.

    Defkalion GT
    November 23rd 2011

  • georgehants

    Rossi in January said, I will bypass science, the establishment politics and controlling industry.
    If real he has done all of that, the 1mw is (hopefully) on the market, science is playing catchup as are now the politicians chasing after him.
    In less than one year he has achieved what science has wasted 23 years trying to hide.
    Very shortly if genuine, his tactics could mean the fastest release of a technology there has ever been.

    It is fair to say that even if Rossi is a complete fraud the good he has done Cold Fusion is immense, if one compares the number of people working on it now and last January.
    Even the destroyer of Cold Fusion, MIT has lectures today, would that of happened without Rossi.
    Cold Fusion is real and Rossi what ever the outcome has achieved recognition of that fact almost single handed.

  • Francesco CH
    • Old news, its from January

  • Maurizio

    It’s seems Defkalion is ready to go for mass production with their Hyperion product that is based on the E-Cat technology. I think the big announcement they are going to say next week it’s the inauguration of their first factory. On Defkalion’s web site there is a pdf document ( and click on Download our Company Overview here) about Defkalion. Very interesting document that describes the partnership they have with Andrea Rossi, how Hyperion works (they say that the reaction of the E-Cat is not LERN but a exothermic reaction between Nickel and Hydrogen) , the factory and products they are going to build and sell and the patent that is nearly ready. It’s seems that they are ready to go first locally and then worldwide while Andrea Rossi will be able “only” to distribute his products in the US because of the contract he signed with them.


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  • Remiandre

    I don’t understand why Defkalion says in the same document that Hyperion is not a LENR device and, further, they say that Ni + H = Cu…You can’t produce Copper from Nickel without doing nuclear reactions !

  • David McKenzie

    Are we to believe MIT has completely reversed its position of 23 years ago when it fraudulently dismissed the pioneering work in this field conducted by Utah researchers Pons and Fleischman? If so, all to the good. Vindication.
    Props to the US Navy’s SPAWAR research over the past twenty years, publishing dozens of articles in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, experiments replicated in university labs around the world. In spite of violating current theory, there is a preponderance of evidence to show this process is a reality, my friends.