The following is an interview conducted with Göran Andersson, owner of Bobcat Sweden AB. Bobcat Sweden AB has so far donated a total of $20,000 to support the work of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project.
1. Can you provide a brief profile of your company, Bobcat, and your own position and role at the company
We are importing Bobcat machines, servicing and selling them in Sweden. We have facilities in the three main areas, Stockholm, Gothenburg an Malmoe. My role is owner and managing director. We are a privately owned company, the agent for Bobcat in Sweden but independent from Bobcat Company (headquartered in North Dakota, USA).
2. What brought your attention to the subject of LENR/Cold Fusion, and what has caused you to take it seriously?
Over the years I have seen short articles about cold fusion in mainstream papers but never any that went into depth.
By a coincidence I was checking YouTube one day and on the right side was something about free energy. I started to search for more info and found the story about Fleischmann and Pons and a huge amount of other related films and documentaries. After watching and listening to many of them I realized that Cold Fusion or LENR are real and have been neglected and suppressed over many years, with very low funding and a lot of discredit. I think it is incredible (with all information about climate change, nuclear catastrophes, damage of our nature today) that governments don’t take this seriously and arrange funding on a large scale, trying to find out what is going on regarding LENR or Cold Fusion.
3. You have openly supported the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project with funding ($20,000 to date) — what led to your initial decision to provide this support?
We were very surprised about the reaction to our open support! Anyone can spend some time searching the internet and find a lot of proof, from many serious scientists and other people that LENR-Cold Fusion are real.
The acting against and the discredit of Mr Fleischmann and Mr Pons was shameful and stopped the development of cold fusion. The people in the MFMP work idealistically and in an open source way, which is the best way in my opinion. LENR or Cold Fusion should not be in the hands of few, it should be in the hands of all.
4. Is it common for Bobcat Sweden to support R&D projects of outside organizations like the MFMP — and if so, what other projects have you supported?
No, we normally don’t support these kind of projects. We have supported other causes — mainly education and sport for children in poor countries.
5. You recently made a second donation to the MFMP — a move which indicates confidence in their work. What are the reasons for your continued support?
The test of Rossis E-cat needs to be replicated as soon as possible, to convince the world of its possibilities and that the effect is real. If MFMP can replicate, it would be a great credit for Mr Fleischmann and Mr Pons.
6. What level of interest is there among people LENR within your own company, and in the business community in which you operate?
In the company, the technical people are interested, but the salespeople don’t bother so much. In the business community there are few who know of the existence of LENR or are interested, and that’s a media problem. When media starts to take interest, the politicians and the voters will hear about it.
I think we all are so indoctrinated with oil and gas, that when something like LENR shows up, it’s considered too good to be true and nobody believes it. It needs to be replicated so common media will start write about it.
7. As you look to the future, how do you see LENR as a technology might impact your work, and the world in general?
I believe that we will be able to build machines using LENR as an energy source instead of diesel. I don’t know how but it is the science world who will invent it.
The simplest way to use it is heating of course, but there will be many applications, not even invented yet, that will be using this energy. To replace the energy source in nuclear, oil and coal power plants shouldn’t be difficult or very costly. 150 years ago trains and ships were run with steam.
The big issue is that tax systems must be changed. Energy is heavily taxed and that needs to continue so we don’t get a breakdown in society, I don’t think that we have to worry about it, it is an area where the governments are really creative.
If people in countries with bad or no infrastructure can get or buy a small energizer that can pump water, clean it, give light and can be used for production of something it would be a big step. Our world will be a much cleaner place when we use this kind of energy.