From a blog in Europe at 22passi.blogspot.com comes some insightful information about the Rossi ECat cold fusion reactor. The source of the information is Professor Christos Stremmenos.  Professor Stremmenos began his scientific studies at the University of Bologna in the 1950s and continued to live, work and marry in Italy until his retirement.

Professor and Ambassador Christos Stremmenos.

The professor has been interested in cold fusion since the first experiments by Fleischmann and Pons, with attempts to replicate the two chemists’ experiments. Those studies brought him into close contact with Sergio Focardi; the two have worked together on cold fusion research moving to nickel powder instead of palladium.

Stremmenos role for the path of the Rossi ECat cold fusion reactor back to Greece also begins in the 1950s.  Professor Stremmenos opposed the Greek Military Junta that came to power in the late 1960s.  That activity formed associations with anti-facists including Andreas Papandreou and with his son George Papandreou, current Prime Minister of Greece.  By the 1980s Stremmenos was appointed Ambassador to Italy for Greece.

Stremmenos is the man who bringing the Rossi ECat to Greece working with the Greek government to set up the factory that will manufacture the reactors and which will produce a 1-megawatt power plant.

22passi.blogspot.com has published an English translation
parts of a radio interview at radio.rcdc.it with Professor Stremmenos describing his mediation with the Greek government to make an industrial plant possible. Defkalion Green Technology, the new company mentioned in previous reports, is a business venture of which he is vice-chairman — on “honorary terms”, he says.

Stremmenos also offers some criticism of those within the scientific community refusing to give the new discovery due consideration.

With his enthusiasm for the discovery of a new technology which he calls “revolutionary” and capable of solving mankind’s energy problems, Stremmenos declares: “Skeptics shall be defeated by the market — though this discovery is not meant to serve capitalists, but mankind”. The date is set, he says, for the October opening of the first cold fusion power plant, in Greece.

Meanwhile the Greek business newspaper, Express, is reporting back on March 16th of 2011, “A 200 million euro investment is about to arrive in Xanthi (a city in northern Greece) for the startup of an industrial unit for the production of devices for low cost thermal and electric energy generation.”

These two pieces put a much different light on the Rossi Focardi ECat cold fusion reactor.  With The University of Bologna, the Greek government, some official involvement and fully private investment coming from Rossi alone the picture is looking quite different than simply an astonishing breakthrough – The Rossi ECat is making progress to market with plans for scale underway.

Those are just confirming extensions of the information we already have.  What is new and quite interesting is the discussion describing in broad strokes about how the Italian folks got from the early palladium idea on to nickel and getting output into the kilowatt range.  It’s a short story, but does hit the high points – it’s a good read.

Another noticeable point is Stremmenos offering the latest developments of Focardi’s studies, which came about thanks to the innovations made by Dr. Rossi, saying “we have many ideas” – claims Stremmenos – “and there still is a long way to go, but this is a road that may lead to incredible developments”.

This news is sure to light up the Rossi Cold Fusion community, and justifiably so.  The news while lightly technical and offering some reassuring background will firm up the positive opinions with more real world facts.

The naysayers are getting into a problematic quandary.  On one side the science story is gradually getting exposed.  On the other commercial production looks immanent.

Pretty soon it looks like the science community had better be figuring out the why instead of offering pundit like arguments why not.

Lets hope the patent effort bears positive fruit for Rossi and soon. Everyone would sure like to know what’s going on inside that reactor and figuring out the chemistry, physics and why the sciences are working together to release energy.


Comments

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  1. Mario Ricci on July 24, 2011 1:38 AM

    Joe Shea,

    You should refer to this other thread which has more recent comments:

    http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2011/03/09/updating-the-rossi-focardi-cold-fusion-reactor/#comments

    People just won’t accept Rossi’s assertions that he doesn’t care a damn about the press nor the official scientific establishment. He’s only concerned about initial actual manufacturing (now in USA) for Defkalion who will later do all manufacturing and marketing themselves (check their site).

    Last night I attended a meeting in Viareggio “La fusione fredda è diventata realtà” and Rossi Skyped the audience (over 150) from his US plant with a well-wishing salute stating all is proceeding according to schedule.

    Mario Tuscan Optimist

  2. Craig Binns on July 24, 2011 1:45 AM

    Joe Shea

    See later comments on this blog at http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2011/03/09/updating-the-rossi-focardi-cold-fusion-reactor/

    And also, for a sceptical discussion see the very long thread at http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=198040&page=50 .

    I will be very surprised if the thing that “will climax” in October will be mass marketing of the e-cat.

  3. Joe Shea on July 24, 2011 2:21 PM

    I mentioned that there had been some discvussion in March in my post, but again, this is July, almost the end of July, and there’s been nothing new. I think they skype presentation you mention was probably the latest, but where are the new reports in Corriere Del Sella and L’Osservatore Romano, Il Stampa and the rest?

  4. Craig Binns on July 25, 2011 12:06 AM

    Joe

    According to the cold fusionists there’s a conspiracy of silence, orchestrated by Big Oil and other interests, to stifle all mention of new developments in energy.

    The only thing this all-powerful conspiracy seems to permit free energy, perpetual motion or cold fusion promoters to do is collect money from suckers – sorry, investors, but when it comes time to produce any sort of results the all powerful conspiracy flexes its muscles, and no magic energy, profits or dividends ever emerge.

    Surprising really.

    It’s corriere della sera, or “evening courier”, by the way. What you wrote would mean “saddle courier” I think.

  5. Craig Binns on July 25, 2011 1:38 PM

    Joe

    I suppose “Corriere della Sella” could be the Pony Express.

  6. Joe Shea on July 26, 2011 8:54 PM

    Sorry – it’s Corriere della Sera! :)

  7. Joe Shea on July 26, 2011 8:55 PM

    The deepest reason is the way in which everyone burned the press for cold fusion in 1989.

  8. Dialla Ingalis on August 2, 2011 9:06 AM

    If the factory that is supposed to delivery the unit in October hasn’t even begun construction, you my friend have already proven this is a scam.

  9. Joe Shea on August 2, 2011 9:09 AM

    The thing is that now it looks like they are going to produce – or not produce – in Broward County, Fla. B ut they may have a hurricane next week or as early as Sunday next (8/7/11).

    Can anyone help me with a name, contact number or address for the Broward County operation?

  10. Bottiglia on October 11, 2011 7:56 AM

    Penso a quegli uomini gretti che tanto ostacolarono Einstein, Marconi, Tesla ecc, ecc; arroccati nel loro misero guscio di piccole conoscenze tecniche e alla situazione che devono affrontare Rossi e tantissimi altri al giorno d’oggi, tutti dimenticano che le menti eccelse della storia non erano accademici di grido, dimenticano anche che proprio quegli accademici preposti a vagliare e comprendere erano e sono il maggiore ostacolo alle innovazioni.

  11. SQRLSY One on January 16, 2012 6:44 PM

    Hi ECAT or ECAT fan or ECAT Skeptic,

    Has anyone considered making a home-use version of the ECAT that could be used as a food irradiator? Longer version/suggestion: The ECAT, by all appearances, derives most of the heat energy produced, by converting (in its shielding) gamma rays (high-energy electromagnetic rays, AKA ionizing radiation that is eminently suitable for food irradiation) into heat. In the USA, if you did such a thing (make a food irradiator), the FDA (a sub-division of Government Almighty) can be relied upon to make you study such a device for a few decades, and spend millions of dollars, to prove it to be safe, under all conceivable circumstances, and in all parallel universes that MIGHT possibly exist. So my suggestion to you, if you should chose to make a food irradiator version, is to market it to a burgeoning new market called Scienfoology. See http://www.churchofSQRLS.com , where you can see details about how Scienfoologists use technologies, in the name of RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, on their EFFIGIES rather than on themselves, and so therefor escape Government Almighty regulation. Advertise your food irradiator to be used, NOT for foods for human consumption, but for use ONLY for feeding irradiated foods to EFFIGIES. This is a VERY convenient escape from Government Almighty, for those greedy capitalists who might wish to combine the heat generation capabilities, plus the raw, cootie-organisms-killing (think salmonella, E-coli, etc.) powers of gamma radiation, into a VERY convenient (and disease-defeating) home cooking device!

    Thanks! -SQRLSY One

  12. stan on March 10, 2012 10:56 AM

    the polititions obviously got a kickback from dg and rossi

  13. stanem on March 10, 2012 10:58 AM

    the polititions obviously got a kickback from dg and rossi

  14. Joe Shea on August 11, 2012 5:07 AM

    I think some of you may be interested in a short novella I’ve written called POWER: A Story of Cold Fusion. You can see it on my Web site, http://www.american-reporter.com. It is free.

  15. Joe Shea on October 24, 2012 12:05 AM

    Well, it seems certain, now that we are in the month of October 2012 when it was supposed to be marketed commercially, that not E-Cat is forthcoming this year or perhaps even next. It is unclear what the hold-up is, but I thibnk the disappointment is becoming palpable. There is no doubt in my mind that LENR/Cold Fusion is real, but it looks like the simpler Celani device and the Hagelstein/Swartz device at MIT are likely to emerge commercially ahead of Rossi’s work, and even ahead of the Randell Mills work at BlackLight Power, which would seem to have the theoretical jump on all of them with his hydrino reactor theory.

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