The Cold Fusion/LENR Ping List
Interesting ~ they still have this problem with the mafia ~ they don’t want any competition with their windmills.
But when it hits kilometer 40,001 - hoo boy! Somebody light a match!
What a complete load of crap. I predict the 200,000 SFr will disappear with no results (AKA “The Rossi Effect”).
I met Chauvin at the E-Cat conference in Zurich last September. I didn’t know he worked for Logitech, but there seems to be some confusion here: he’s not the Logitech founder, he’s just a former employee. The founder may be putting some money into the effort, but it’s Chauvin who’s leading it.
Chauvin is a young entrepreneur who’s trying to figure out how to base an automobile on a new heat source, E-Cat. That’s what E-Cat is — fundamentally, it’s a heat source. The characteristics of E-Cat are a moving target, however. Before the September E-Cat conference, E-Cat was only a source of low-grade heat, OK for water heating and space heating, but not a good heat source for an engine. At the conference, Rossi announced the new Hot Cat, which reportedly can produce heat at a temperature suitable for steam engines and Sterling engines.
Chauvin is following the moving target of E-Cat practicality, and working on the best way to get E-Cat energy to turn the wheels of an automobile. If E-Cat actually works, he will have developed the knowledge and contacts to design and build an E-Cat car. If E-Cat doesn’t work, he’ll have to find another project.
“”The problem is that the huge economic stakes and the pressure of oil and nuclear industries likely to jeopardize this new breakthrough.””
This seems to be a common excuse for energy schemes that don’t work.
If the fuel pack on a newly purchased vehicle actually did provide that much evergy over an extended period of time, we would likely see the marketing of the concept of the "disposable vehicle."
40,000 kilometers is about 25,000 miles. That isn't a lot of driving for many people but OTOH people like me that only drive five to six thousand miles per year could be a customer for such a vehicle. Drive it for four or five years, then trade it for a new model.
Your used vehicle then either gets refurbished, re-fueled and sold as a rebuilt car or it is scrapped and recycled for materials to make new vehicles.