As interest grows in cold fusion technology as knowledge of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat technology spreads, it is not surprising to potential competitors coming on the scene with their own claims and plans.
Rossi’s erstwhile partner, Defkalion Green Technologies recently announced that within the month they will be providing more details about their Hyperion products, which they say will be running on a different technology to Rossi’s energy catalyzer. Alexandros Xanthoulis, DGT’s CEO told the Greek publication Tovima last week that, “within the next 15 days there will be announcements and initiated testing and certification by independent third parties. We will present the final product – not just a laboratory prototype – with all its subsystems to operate according to European safety standards.”
Another cold fusion researcher, Brian Ahern, former researcher for the US Air Force, has announced that he will be revealing details of a cold fusion/LENR breakthrough at the Flash Summit clean tech conference in New York City on December 7th. Ahern states on the Flash Summit’s website that, ““In the last 8 weeks I have been astounded by a superior nanotechnology that will capture the imagination of even the greatest foes of LENR. I believe all of LENR is just a new and unanticipated form of nanomagnetism.”
Meanwhile, Andrea Rossi is working towards expanding production of his 1 MW thermal plants. Yesterday he made this statement:
“I AM RECEIVING TO MY MAIL THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FROM MANY PERSONS:
1- IS MY TECHNOLOGY FIT TO MAKE WEAPONS? ANSWER: NOT AT ALL
2- HOW MANY PLANTS OF 1 MW CAN WE MANUFACTURE IN 1 YEAR?
ANSWER> SO MANY WE WANT, THROUGH A VERY WELL ORGANIZED OUTSOURCHING SYSTEM
3- IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE FACTORIES WHERE THE PLANTS ARE MANUFACTURED?
Rossi is surely aware that any success he can demonstrate will garner the interest of scientists and industrialists worldwide. For many years the cold fusion/LENR field has been a fringe movement, with only independent minded researchers going against the grain of mainstream science which had declared cold fusion impossible. Now that there is evidence that the once-considered impossible can be achieved we can only expect that the field will become more and more crowded. Andrea Rossi has been the first off the starting blocks, but whether he can keep ahead of the pack remains to be seen.