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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. ®

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