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 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 their efforts are 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 is broadly engaged may well revolutionize some critical sectors of research for centuries to come. These scientists who engage in demoralizing, dismissive and character assassination and destruction have done far more harm than any collection of ‘scammers’ anyone might choose to propose. It’s 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.
By. Brian Westenhaus of New Energy and Fuel