Professor Alexander Parkhomov of Lomonosov Moscow State University has published a paper describing his successful replication of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat LENR or cold fusion device.

It seems Parkhomov managed to acquire enough working data from Swedish and Italian academics to execute an experimental replication that offers data showing 2.74 more energy out than put in. As well as the paper there is video, diagrams and photography.

Another attempt by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) to replicate Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat, cold fusion reactor ended explosively last Thursday after the reactor heated to over 1,000º C.

MFMP has multiple efforts underway. For now the most interesting is the “Project Dog Bone” seeking to produce large amounts of excess heat as claimed by Rossi, most recently professor Alexander Parkhomov of Lomonosov Moscow State University and independent U.S. researcher Jack Cole as well as many others over the years.

The MFMP group is very much in the open carrying out all the research as publicly as possible. The experiment was available as a live feed. The video above scrolled up to 3 hours 47 minutes shows the reactor exploding and the team member’s reactions. While the video is tedious for three plus hours, there are a few ‘Wow!’ minutes after 3:47.

There are a couple of possible explanations. Its reported that the E-Cat generates hydrogen that could have ignited and/or the lithium aluminum hydride portion of the fuel is pyrophoric, meaning it can burst into flames in air. Skeptics are sure to seize these on these points.

There are also reports the strong skeptic, Brian Ahern, a former U.S. Air Force senior scientist and once one of Rossi’s fiercest critics is also now attempting to replicate the E-Cat effect.

Meanwhile Jack Cole of the LENR-Cold Fusion website is continuing his experimentation with a relatively low power LENR experimental setup. His latest experiment shows results that seem to demonstrate excess heat from his system as well.

Mr. Cole has done a number of fuel based experiments using reactor fuel “mostly nickel powder (INCO type 255, 2.2 to 2.5 um), lithium hydroxide (LiOH), iron oxide-red (Fe2O3), titanium hydride (TiH2), and a small amount of lime based ceramic mix”.

E-Cat World is now listing replication attempts as they become aware of them.

For now the “scammers” as the skeptics like to view them are getting quite numerous and the efforts now consistent. It getting harder for the naysayers to hold their credibility together.

What is most disappointing is the abundance of emotional reactions that have been precluding engaging the scientific method. From that, decades have been lost on a phenomena that defies strict physics or chemistry explanations – that exists never the less.

This is a fascinating point in history that when – if ever – the scientific method ever is broadly engaged may well revolutionize some critical sectors of research for centuries to come. These scientists who engage in demoralizing, dismissive and character assaination and destruction have done far more harm than any collection of ‘scammers’ anyone might choose to propose. Its a huge embarrassment that’s been tolerated for far too long.

In the meantime . . . Rossi’s repeated assertions over the years that an independent scientific study of the E-Cat really was on the way has borne fruit.

Amazingly enough, last October a report appeared authored by, among others, researchers from the University of Uppsala and University of Bologna. Even more astoundingly, the Lugano results were completely positive.

Over the length of a 32-day continuous run, a 900-watt electrical input produced 2,800 watts of heat from the reactor. The 20-cm long E-Cat was run for an extended period to prove that the energy could not be produced by hidden batteries or other sources. “The total net energy obtained during the 32 days run was about 1.5 MWh. This amount of energy is far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.”

We’re at the tipping point. Four years ago Mr. Rossi was quite hard to believe. Now the flip looks to be underway. Now its very hard to believe any skeptics.


13 Comments so far

  1. Craig B on February 12, 2015 3:00 AM

    You were NOT saying four years ago that Rossi was hard to believe. Here is what New Energy and Fuel published in 8 Feb 2011.

    “Now just to raise the stakes the application discloses that at the time of presentment the inventive apparatus, installed on October 16, 2007, is “at present perfectly operating 24 hours per day, and provides an amount of heat sufficient to heat the factory of the Company EON of via Carlo Ragazzi 18, at Bondeno Province of Ferrara, Italy.” … As it sits reports are saying that one customer – a newly formed consortium of energy distributors – should exist in Greece, and two others in the United States. These customers will sell energy catalysts in Europe and the USA. It seems the Greek media knows the Rossi catalyser is going to affect their country. ”

    You have been consistently and rather uncritically backing the nonsense touted by this serial mountebank.

  2. Mark Saker on February 12, 2015 4:19 AM


    The last independent report was from a device made by Industrial Heat, not by Andrea Rossi.

    Of course you will bring up his interaction with the ash after the 32 day test like all other skeptics but all that would do is change the composition. The 32days excess heat found during the test remains unchanged regardless of the ash composition. How would you explain that?

  3. Craig B on February 12, 2015 4:42 AM


    I’m not sure you’ve read my post. The current article says Rossi “was quite hard to believe four years ago” but when I look up articles from four years ago, that isn’t what they said at all. They tended to accept Rossi’s account of heating factories with ecats and Greeks believing Defkalion and other things we now know, beyond reasonable doubt, to be rubbish.

  4. B Cole on February 12, 2015 6:08 PM

    This cold fusion stuff is always the same…on the runway, going to take off…getting proved for real by institutions no one ever heard of before…back in the hangar having been proved…

  5. Mark Szl on February 12, 2015 11:31 PM

    There have been more tests but none that did not have serious enough holes in them to question whether a COP of greater than 1 but likely less than 2 was achieve. This is the view of serious scientists that believe LENR is real but still at the lab level not the commercial level. I am talking about people like Mike McKubre or Abe Lomax amoung orhers. MFMP has only started calibration tests and ran into some implementation issues. They have not done absolutely anything yet to replicate the Lugano tests or Parkhomov tests but with better controls.

    There are no solid experiments showing any commercial viable LENR devices. By that i just mean having a high enough COP.

    We are still waiting!!!

  6. Mats Lewan on February 13, 2015 5:40 AM

    Get the whole inside and background story on Rossi and the E-Cat up until now in my book An Impossible Invention.

  7. Matt Musson on February 13, 2015 7:47 AM

    It ihas been clear since the cr-39 tests were released that some sort of nuclear process is taking place with cold fusion. We just have no idea what it is.

  8. Marc on March 6, 2015 6:56 PM

    If there was fusion, there should be large evidence of fusion products, no? (i.e. Helium, activated materials, high neutron counts). Was that evidence produced and measured. I see no mention of it, in the article.

  9. tyy on March 8, 2015 3:34 AM

    Parkhomov is nothing but a clown. But hey, that’s what cold fusion is all about. Clownery.

  10. Craig B on March 8, 2015 3:50 AM

    He may be a clown, but anyway there’s nothing definite about his results. I expect this will soon be forgotten like all the previous world shattering demonstrations that have added up to precisely nothing.

    “Those of us following the experiments and hoping for the commercialization of LENR would be better served by Parkhomov approaching his own results with skepticism. Replication attempts benefit from knowing what does not work, and we (or at least I) are left with lingering doubt about Parkhomov’s results.”

    This demonstration is a dud too, I confidently predict.

  11. Fred Z on March 27, 2015 9:03 PM

    Today is March 27, 2015. Both the USPTO and the European Patent Office (EPO) have rejected Rossi’s patent applications. JT Vaughn of “Industrial Heat” has described Rossi as being “not credible” to the North Carolina Radiation Protection Section. Anybody want to buy a slightly used E-Cat (only driven on weekends)? Would you need a license from the NRC to own and operate it? What a magnificent scam! When can we expect to see Rossi on trial for misrepresentation and fraud?

  12. Craig B on March 28, 2015 3:15 AM

    Yes Fred. He’s already done a lot of time in jail.

    “Mr. Rossi created a company involved in a massive fraud and scam in Italy during the years from 1988-1996. In connection with that project called Petrol Dragon, and other charges, Mr. Rossi spent over 12 years in prison or under house arrest. In 2000 Mr. Rossi was sentenced to 8 years in prison for ‘aggravated fraudulent bankruptcy.'”.

    That’s from

  13. Marc on March 28, 2015 7:14 PM

    As I said in a prior post, there should be quantifiable evidence of fusion events. Since none of those types of materials / events appear to have been measured nor published, I am calling bullshit. This sort of stupidity only raises the bar for people whom may/may not be able to prove this mess of crap actually IS nuclear and not a H-O-Metal reaction induced by pumping electrical current into the system.

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