By Ranina Sanglap | December 15, 2011 10:55 AM EST
The prospect of an energy source that is environmentally clean and free has also been considered a Utopian ideal, something that won’t happen in real life. Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer or E-Cat for short is now promising to bring about that Utopia as the dream of cheap energy could suddenly become real.
Cold Fusion: The Impact of Rossi’s E-Cat to the World
The E-Cat is a cold fusion device that works fuses hydrogen atoms with nickel to transform it into copper. The resulting fusion reaction creates heat that will drive a turbine. The turbine would then generate electricity. Andrea Rossi and physicist Sergio Focardi have demonstrated the device last October and the E-Cat actually produced an average of 470 kilowatts for more than five hours.
Despite the promising results there are still many questions left unanswered about the E-Cat. For one thing Rossi is tight-lipped about the secret catalyst that’s supposed to transform nickel into copper. Scientists are still unconvinced about the device and only repeated demonstrations can prove that it will work for the long term. The process has to be verified and tested exhaustively. Still if the device actually works, there could be a technological revolution that will transform the world.