Here's one of those stories(this one shared by Mr. S.D.) that quietly slipped under the radar of the lamestream media, but if it's true, it may be a significant indicator of things to come:
The real meat of this short article consists of of an email exchange which appears at the bottom, which, if the exchange is true, indicates some significant, though quiet developments:
Can you say now if the 1 MW plant is working? Is it already producing heat in the factory of the Customer ? Is the Customer making its production using the heat made by the 1 MW plant?
Now, months after when you said the first time it has been delivered, I hope you can answer to this.
In other words, the questions, and Dr. Rossi's answers, are as follows:
- Is there a one megawatt E-CAT cold fusion device operating? Yes;
- There are TWO questions here, one implied, and one obsvious. The implied question is: has a device been sold to an unnamed customer for prolonged commercial trials? Implied answer: yes. Is it producing heat for the customer? Yes;
- Is the device actually allowing the customer to manufacture or produce whatever it is he manufactures or produces? (Implied question: is the E-CAT device in commercial use?) Yes.
Of course, Rossi has come under a great deal of criticism, not only for the nature of his claims, but also for the secrecy with which he has surrounded his project. The secrecy has, of course, not helped Rossi's case nor his image, for such secrecy, in conjunction with fantastic claims, has been the hallmark of the garage-inventor. But unlike such inventors, Rossi has allowed enough information about his process out, and as regular readers here know, recently the Universities of Bologna and Uppsala have examined the basic process involved in Rossi's E-CAT reactor, and concluded that there is excess heat, and that this is the result of a nuclear process.
Now we have a similar claim, with a difference: Rossi has apparently sold a unit of his reactor to some commercial enterprise, doubtless in a kind of preliminary prolonged test. Again, we do not know to whom he sold it, nor how long the test will take. But this is an important clue to what Rossi may be trying to do, and why he is doing it this way. The literature abounds of other such inventors who have made wild claims for some process or invention: John Worrell Keeley, Thomas Townsend Brown, Wilhelm Reich, Moray King, Royal Raymond Rife, and even the late work of Nikola Tesla - his wireless transmission of power - remains shrouded in a veil of secrecy and ambiguity. Other lesser known inventors could be added to the list. In Reich's and Rife's case, the full weight of establishment science came smashing down on both men, ruining both, and shuffling whetever secrets and inventions they may have known into the silence and secrecy. Where is Rife's "tunable microscope?" No one knows.
Rossi, it would appear, is taking no chances, and appears to be doling his device and its operational procedures out one by one, to customers he trusts. Doubtless there are numerous contractual obligations. Rossi is, in other words, perhaps trying to create a critical mass of users of his device, to the extent that no rollback would be possible. Rossi is no fool, for he is also surely aware that a sudden public release could conceivably wreak havoc in the global system of finance, based as it is on the "petro-dollar."
Whether all this is true or not, the implications of this story, if true, are immense: cold fusion is now out as a workable, usable, commercial process. And that will change the name of the energy game significantly. Rossi's behavior is telling us "it won't happen suddenly, or overnight, but it will happen, because it already is."
See you on the flip side...