On the Hunt For The Catalyst: Open Catalyst Crowd Project Forms to Advance Cold Fusion

Here is an interesting announcement that was posted on the Vortex-l list from Dutch physicist Bastiaan Bergman who has just launched a crowd-based cold fusion/LENR project.

I’m excited to announce our newly formed non-profit organization to
the advancement of cold fusion.

We are planning an open catalyst project geared towards finding the
secret catalyst needed to achieve nuclear fusion in the solid state.
The plan is to use the power of the crowd to search and try the many
different possibilities in a highly paralleled and fast way. By
installing many many reactor-calorimeters in labs of participating
scientist all over the world and by sharing all data in a structured
way we envision an enormous advantage compared to the individual

For this purpose I designed a special reactor-calorimeter called the
*Peer Pressure*, it is a simple reactor with extended data logging and
autonomous Internet connectivity. Individual scientists can purchase a
reactor, hook it up directly to the Internet through its TCP/IP
connection, start testing materials and share results. The reactor is
designed with a minimum of presumptions about the detailed working of
cold fusion reactions and providing maximum versatility for the

Please have a look at the Peer Pressure and let me know what you think
of it, can you use it? Suggestions for improvement?

http ://www.fusioncatalyst.org/open-catalyst/peer-pressure/


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  • Thomas

    Wow … The first clever way of getting money out of cold fusion without the need of a *really working* LENR reactor 🙂

  • morse

    Nice to see that others are also jumping on this train of cold fusion, it is beginning to ride at a nice pace.
    In a few weeks we will hear also other names.
    Also good that young scientific people are interested in cold fusion, not worried about their career or the negative media about cold fusion.
    Veel succes Bas !

  • john E

    Another online format for grassroots financing might be http://www.kickstarter.com/

  • What’s the point? To rob Rossi of his profits and deliver them for free to multinationals? Everybody working for nothing just to make 1% fat?

  • Alexvs

    Please fellows, this is not serious.

  • sapain

    maybe if the usa voted in ron paul, all the hidden science would reappear

  • clovis

    I like the *Peer Pressure* idea but i think the cat is already out of the bag, no pun intended.–smile

  • Sanjeev

    Google translation of a question on jonp:

    Dear Engineer Rossi
    a few days ago we confirmed that it sold another 1-megawatt plant to a U.S. customer who seem not to want to remain anonymous.
    As soon as the contract of sale was ready she would have revealed the name of the costumer.
    And ‘possible to know at what point is this transaction?

    Thank you and best wishes endless!

    Andrea Rossi
    December 20th, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Dear Tommaso Di Pietro:
    I will give this information as soon as possible. It will be possible.
    Warm Regards,

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  • Annewim

    Beste Bastiaan,

    De jacht op, waarop??
    Je bent dus geen scepticus meer??
    Experimenteer zelf eens wat in je kelder.


  • Robert Mockan

    Good luck Bergman. You will need it. I recall another attempt to study another aspect of LENR, last century.

    It was a device called the LENT-1, selling for $3000, that allowed researchers to study LENR and the transmutaion of elements that happens in LENR devices,(like the nickel to copper transmutation in the E-Cat).

    Here is some information about the LENT-1.

    Never heard of it? Not surprising. The insane oligarchy and followers have held this world in the grip of progress-prohibiting tyranny for decades, and most people remain completley unaware how they are kept ignorant. But that subject is deep conspiracy theory and not appropriate to discuss in this forum. If interested go to http://www.maxkeiser.com.

    • Steve Robb

      Why do you persist in pushing conspiracies when old fashioned group think and bigotry of the conventional physics community and “press” and general ignorance of the population would explain the vast majority of the lack of progress. People are very unoriginal in their thinking and cling on for dear life to their comfortable conceptions to the very end.

      • Robert Mockan

        Utilizing group think, bigotry, the “press”, general ignorance, and so on, are tactics.
        The strategy about maintaining the tyranny, and who are behind it, involve conspiracy theory. The insane oligarchy have been called puppet masters. An apt description, because the strings they pull are those of the affective attributes of the people who remain ingorant of the tactics used to manipulate them.

  • Excellent Project!
    Much better than thinking 100 000 people will all pay $50 each to buy an ecat plant and test it.

    Maybe every entrant in the contest pays a fee + donations, and whoever gets the strongest burn wins the loot.

  • Joannes Van den Bogaert

    The catalyst is probably potassium used for producing KH which splits into K+ and H- (hydrogen anion) penetrating the Coulomb barrier of nickel.
    DEFKALION confirms said catalyst.