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Italian Inventors Enter ‘Cold Fusion’ Arena

JEANE MANNING

An “Energy Catalyzer” is the new item on the energy frontier at the time of this writing. Italian engineer Andrea A. Rossi and Professor Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced a technology for a reaction that produces excess heat—at low cost and in quantities that would make it commercially useful. It involves a catalytic reaction be­tween nickel, hydrogen, and some secret elements, but they avoid calling it “cold fusion.” At this time it looks like the Italians do have a viable technology that…

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Breakthrough Blockade & Who Leads the Energy Revolution?

BY JEANE MANNING

Who will be in the forefront of the energy revolution? Before the earthquake/tsunami/Fukushima nuclear meltdown hit, I would have said Japan. Other observers of the emerging energy science are placing their bets on China. I know there’s interest there, because a Chinese mainstream publisher wants to translate the book Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform the World. However, it appears that the earliest leadership may come from some country in Europe. It won’t come from any place that’s still mired in oil….

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