Feeds

E-Cat pitching cold fusion to Australians

Pre-order Website open

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

A company established in January 2012 is offering the Rossi E-Cat (“energy catalyzer”) to Australians. E-Cat Australia is offering pre-orders for a 1MW unit with “an estimated delivery time of 3 months”, and allowing people to pre-register for a domestic unit promising shipping in 2013.

Attempts had been made to promote E-Cat downunder before. Earlier this year, a group from the NSW north coast town of Mullumbimby hoped to host a Skype teleconference with Andrea Rossi which fizzled on a no-show.

As previously noted in The Register, Australian sceptic Dick Smith has offered $AU200,000 for proof that the device works.

The Register has invited E-Cat Australia to get in touch. In the meantime, here’s what we know.

The Australian commercial entity was established in January 2012 to a North Bondi residential address. Its newly-launched Website sees to have gone live on July 16, 2012 under a private registration.

Its Website is hosted on an IP belonging to Heart Internet in the UK. The company registration was completed by Roger George Green, a New Zealander who is also a director of the New Zealand School of Feng Shui in Takapuna, NZ, according to the New Zealand Companies Office.

The Register has put the following questions to E-Cat Australia:

1. What connection does your company have to Andrea Rossi, inventor of the E-Cat?

2. There has been no public demonstration of E-Cat in Australia - how could potential customers assure themselves of the efficacy of the technology prior to placing an order?

3. Can E-Cat Australia identify independent experiments replicating Rossi’s work?

4. Can E-Cat Australia provide any customer references in which E-Cat devices are in full operation?

We will update readers when we receive a response.

The E-Cat, or energy catalyzer, claims to produce a cold fusion reaction by combining hydrogen and nickel to produce copper in an exothermic reaction.

Inventor Andrea Rossi has been criticized in the past for not allowing third parties to "see inside the box" and attempt to replicate his work. However, the E-Cat has been a hit among green energy enthusiasts as a "save the world" technology. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000
Through 25 per cent but more is needed: Get your UNIQUE rewards!
LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio
And verily, Vultures shall speak status unto distant receivers
EOS, Lockheed to track space junk from Oz
WA facility gets laser-eyes out of the fog
Volcanic eruption in Iceland triggers CODE RED aviation warning
Lava-spitting Bárðarbunga prompts action from Met Office
NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away
Interplanetary admins will back up data and get to work
LOHAN Kickstarter breaks NINETEEN THOUSAND of your EARTH POUNDS
That's right, OVER 9,000 beer tokens - and counting
Major cyber attack hits Norwegian oil industry
Statoil, the gas giant behind the Scandie social miracle, targeted
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.