June 03, 2011

More on Focardi and Rossi

Not getting much traction in the US media but here are two items from the Swedish Ny Teknik (New Technology)

First: Patent granted for the energy catalyzer

The Italian Patent Office, Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi, granted a patent for the energy catalyzer on April 6, 2011, valid until April 9, 2028.

The inventor is Andrea Rossi, while his wife Maddalena Pascucci is the patent owner.

The final content of the patent is public but not directly available online (details on how to order the content can be found here).

According to Rossi ten of the original 15 claims remain (see below).

It is not clear if the patent means that the secret details of the energy catalyzer can be revealed.

“Now I have to think and, based on the effective patent protection, we can decide what to disclose,” Andrea Rossi said.

And second: And here are 36+3 more questions – with Rossi's answers

Mats Johnson: When and how will the workings of the machine be made public for scientific examination?
Rossi: We will deliver our 1 MW plant within October. It will be paid from the Customer if guarantees will have been respected. Besides, we will continue the test of the modules with the University of Bologna, as a R&D. But at this point the examination will be made by the Customers.

Carl-Axel: Can you run a demonstration at KTH?
Rossi: We are thinking about this.

Göran Ericsson: Would you agree to subject your reactor to truly independent scrutiny, for example presenting a sealed unit (to protect your invention on the inside) with open water and hydrogen input/output connections to an team of physicists and engineers to freely measure all relevant physical parameters over a long period of time?
Rossi: We are doing this already with the University of Bologna

30 more questions and answers at the site. Rossi is playing very close to his vest. He is letting people examine the reactors and the demonstrations are simple and show no 'hidden' energy sources. The only 'hidden' element is the preparation of the nickel element and it took some time to find as this q/a shows:

Karl-Henrik Malmqvist: When Edison invented the commercial light bulb he tested over 6000 vegetable growths for the most suitable filament material. How many mixtures/versions of the catalytical materials have you tested until the present one?
Rossi: Tens of thousands of combinations.

The one megawatt plant is due to go online this October in Athens, Greece. Things should get interesting from there…

Posted by DaveH at June 3, 2011 10:11 AM
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