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May 5, 2011, Rai News 24 -TV, Italy x
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The Magic of Mr. Rossi: The story of the invention which promises to change the world
by Angelo Saso
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In Greece there’s a company ready to bet on it 200 Millions euros, in the United States the industrial production is allegedly already started and there’s a plan to put the device on the market later this year. The Energy Catalyzer, created by the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi, is still a mysterious prototype but it promises to become soon an international case and even a revolution in our way of life and in our approach to energy generation.

E-Cat is a small device apparently able to convert few grams of nickel powder and a small amount of high pressure hydrogen in electric power for many months. The application for a patent is still pending: therefore Mr. Rossi has not revealed the secrets of the process still. Many tests confirmed that the measured power output cannot be the result of any chemical process. Two authoritative Swedish physicists, who took part in one of the tests, said: "the explanation is that there is necessarily a nuclear reaction" and: "If it's true, their inventors would deserve the Nobel Prize". But there is not any scientifically viable theory on what really happens in E-cat’s reaction chamber. Is this a hoax? A collective hallucination? Or a radical innovation instead? Rainews reporter Angelo Saso has interviewed the main players and experts in order to reveal the backstage of such an invention “which promises to change the world”.

Excerpts: Origins of the Device
Angelo Saso, RAI TV: "Rossi approached Focardi after [Focardi] had given up hope."
Sergio Focardi, professor emeritus, University of Bologna physics department: "It was a very interesting meeting because it came at a time which I had given up any research activity."

Andrea Rossi: ""I approached Focardi asking him to disprove my hypothesis. In other words, I told him that I would pay for his consultation [fee], so that he could explain to me why this could not work and I could put my mind at rest ."

Giuseppe Levi, University of Bologna physics department: "At that time, it seemed as if Rossi had lost hope that he could make it work."
Rossi: But after a conversation and analysis of the documents, [Focardi] urged me to move on and that's what we did."
Levi: "Focardi kept on giving us results which were more and more thrilling with energy multiplication factors which were increasingly higher. We were all rather curious."
Saso: "How did you figure out the idea of this secret additive?"
Rossi: "Well, it was ten percent intuition and 90 percent perspiration. I mean I tried thousands of reactions and thousands of different combinations until I found the one that worked."
Levi: "at this point in Bologna we say if it crows like a rooster, and scratches like a rooster, then it is a rooster!"

Excerpts: Details of the Device
Levi: "We conducted our measurements, we repeated them, we checked that there were no hidden wires and batteries. Now, all the experimental evidence points out that the device is working."
Saso: "The fuel that the device is using is made of nickel and hydrogen. In 24 hours, the device uses one gram of hydrogen and in 180 days, uses about 50 grams of nickel. From an economical point of view, how much does it cost?"
Rossi: "Well, I don't know how much one gram of hydrogen costs, maybe one cent of Euro and 50 grams of nickel costs 50 cents."

Excerpts: Defkalion
David C. Aurel, CEO Defkalion Green Technologies, Greece: "The company is founded by a group of non-governmental entities. It's not just private investors but there are entities also in industry but non-governmental and international."
Alexandros Xanthoulis, board member of Defkalion Green Technologies, Greece, and shareholder of Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies, Cyprus: "There's a group of investors [inaudible] about ten names, which I'm not allowed to say, and they come from different parts of the world."
Saso: "How much money will be invested in the [Defkalion/Rossi] project?"
Xanthoulis: "To cover Greece and Balkans, we estimate about 200 million. We believe that Greece will be [inaudible]. I believe it [Rossi's Energy Catalyzer] 100% and our investors believe in it 100% and of course if you see the messages we are getting, from all over the world, they believe in it 100%. There are several countries who are already requesting to work and buy the product from us."

Excerpts: Petroldragon
Rossi: "But these are things which belong to my past which have nothing to do with what we are talking about at the moment and I kindly ask you now to move on."
Edoardo Bai, Legambiente Lombardia Region, Italy: "Rossi basically took a series of old and misused refineries where there are big containers, huge storage containers and stocked the waste collected in all these old refineries, he gathered [from] all around Italy, the largest one was the one of Lacchiarelli and he left the waste there without treating it."
Bai: "When Petroldragon closed up shop, it left behind 57,000 tons of toxic waste. There were some leaks in the bottom of the reservoirs and therefore the ground was permeated and consequently the underground water was polluted."
Luigi Mariani, Lawyer of Lombardia Region, Italy: "It was necessary to reclaim the land and plough the land and take the waste which was in the ground from Lacchiarelli and bring it to waste disposal plants in Germany."
Luigi Acerbi, Mayor of Lacchiarelli, Milan, Italy: "To date, the drainage cost [the government] around 22.5 million Euro. To have land which can be devoted to possible public use, a complete reclamation of the land is needed which will cost around nine million Euros [more]."
Mariani: "Andrea Rossi has been repeatedly condemned by many tribunals for illegal disposal of hazardous and toxic waste fulfilled without the regional authorization. He was condemned by the [inaudible] by the magistrate of Lecco and the magistrate of Monza, the magistrate of Milan and the magistrate of Turin."
Acerbi: "In the years where he was working here, he didn't produce a single drop of oil as far as we know. What he did was creating just a media event. He was able to persuade -- in a way that I cannot explain -- a good portion of public opinion and that's exactly what is hard for me to explain. He persuaded technicians of the field, scientists and important institutions, [inaudible] the region of Lombardia that he was able to do magic."