UPDATED – See Sen Tarr’s statement at end of post.
People in power are beginning to sit up and take notice:
EDITOR’S NOTE: According to Sen. Bruce Tarr, Andrea Rossi, “the Italian scientist who claims to have developed the world’s first nuclear cold fusion reactor is coming to the State House tomorrow to explore the prospects of developing the device and producing it in Massachusetts.” Tarr’s office says Rossi plans to visit Tuesday morning for two days of meeting with government officials and representatives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University Massachusetts and Northeastern University. “Mr. Rossi’s reactor, if successfully proven and developed, has the potential to change the way the world deals with energy,” Tarr said in a statement
Good for Rossi. We cannot jump to conclusions – this seems to be no more than a discussion or brief, perhaps primed by the promise of jobs. However, considering cold fusion’s reputation, it is significant to learn that the door is open; the subject taken seriously. You have to admire Rossi. I suspect that this is yet another example of the human dynamo pushing on door after door until they open. Some doors are technical, others business and political. Keeping things in perspective, we should also remember that Defkalion had an official presence at their press conference in the form of a business minister. Little steps or giant leaps, it’s all forward motion.
This follows news that the UK’s Dept of Energy and Climate Change is keeping a watching brief on the eCat. Following an enquiry by Craig from Free Energy Truth, DECC replied thus:
DECC is aware of this alleged power source: the DECC CSA, David MacKay FRS, has read some of the literature and has met Sven Kulander, who has reviewed an experiment and whose report is on the Defkalion website. The CSA’s judgment is that it is appropriate for DECC to maintain a watch on this sector, with the key trigger for further action being the publication of the work in a reputable peer-refereed journal, including full details so that academic scientists can replicate the results.”Yours sincerely,Sandra BembridgeDECC Correspondence Unit
[With thanks to Daniel Passerini via Renzo]
From Sen. Tarr’s page (http://www.tarrtalk.com/2011/11/cold-fusion-inventor-comes-to-boston.html)
Andrea Rossi, an engineer who has captured the attention of the scientific world with two successful tests of his “E-Cat” cold fusion reactor, arrived at the State House on Tuesday morning for two days of meetings with government officials and representatives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts and Northeastern University.
Mr. Rossi’s reactor, if successfully proven and developed, has the potential to change the way the world deals with energy, and I’m pleased that he’s willing to discuss basing its production in Massachusetts. Rossi began his schedule in the state this morning and it will conclude later in the evening.
Rossi’s E-Cat reactor, which has thus far been developed and tested in the Italian city of Bologna, is intended to produce large amounts of energy from a reaction between nickel and hydrogen. The reaction produces heat which then heats water to produce steam, from which electricity can be generated. Importantly, the process creates little to no radiation, a major problem for the nuclear fission process currently used to produce power in reactors around the world.
The enormous potential of this technology demands that it be addressed by the best scientific minds in the world. Since Massachusetts is the home of some of the best colleges and universities in the world, it makes sense for that process to happen here.
Our institutions of higher learning have been tremendous in their response to this opportunity, and I look forward to working with them.
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