“International Academic Report on Cold Fusion Imminent” [Caution: Unconfirmed Anonymous Post]

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International Academic Report on Cold Fusion Imminent
by Avatar Polymorph

Andrea Rossi first demonstrated his cold fusion Energy Catalyzer in January 2011 in Italy. Since then he has secured millions of dollars of funding from the US, through environmental business leader Tom Darden of Industrial Heat LLC, whom Rossi now works for as head of research.

An eccentric character like Thomas Edison, Rossi, an Italian road-running champion in his youth (holding the Junior World Record in 1969 for the 24 hour run) has led other Italian researchers by moving the field of cold fusion into new fuel sources (nickel and hydrogen and additional materials). Cold fusion is also known as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction.

Scientific support for Rossi’s claims has gradually broadened, with academic supporters coming on board from Sweden, Italy and other countries. Since his initial demonstrations Rossi has made a profound breakthrough in the design of the Energy Catalyzer, producing far more energy from a much smaller model, now termed the Hot Cat.

The Hot Cat has already been the subject of testing by scientists (report attached) in May of 2013. This report received some criticism because the monitoring was done on Rossi’s premises.

A new report by a larger number of scientists from several continents has been completed and is going to be released shortly. Testing on the Hot Cat occurred over months on an independent academic site in Switzerland.

Rossi and Industrial Heat face major problems with many countries opposing patents for cold fusion outright, because of negative publicity in 1989, when Time magazine ran initial discoveries as a breakthrough (with palladium and heavy water as fuel) and there was a failure to replicate results. Although funding for cold fusion science was withdrawn worldwide for decades, it now appears that properly constituted experiments have produced evidence of extremely minor levels of power output from cold fusion based on palladium.

In the absence of significant patents the need for intellectual property secrecy regarding Rossi’s fuel preparation has impeded scientific acceptance of his claims. Rossi himself is an engineer more than a theoretician and drew on the earlier work of Italian scientists Piantelli and Focardi. Additionally, Rossi’s involvement with an earlier waste fuel company which collapsed in Italy has evoked criticism, although he claims mafia influence in Italian politics was responsible.

The forthcoming report promises to be a very important document. It is hard to underestimate the implications of cold fusion for global warming, energy politics and terrestrial and space transport. Importantly, there are no radiation issues or pollution involved and the cost of energy will be one tenth of current levels.

Rossi has announced that Industrial Heat is constructing a demonstration plant while awaiting the release of the independent scientific report. The timing of the report is being set by the researchers involved.

The emergence of cold fusion will spark a major debate on the politics of science and blanket bans on areas of research.