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Waiting for the smoking gun in the e-cat

When the e-cat ship hits the rock

Is the e-cat the biggest invention of the century or a bold hoax ?  While supporters still believe in the words of their guru Andrea Rossi for a near solution for all the world´s energy problems, some opponents don´t quite buy the story – people like Gary Wright. His website announced some smoking guns to discredit the e-cat ultimately as a hoax. He calls to “to bring people´s attention to the e-cat farce” and  “not to invest in one of Mr Rossi´s e-cats or license to sell e-cats. “

Mr. Wright claims that Andrea Rossi is planning to keep on running the e-cat farce indefinitely without actually selling any actual products.

In the website shutdownrossi, Mr Wright has announced the publication of videos, licence and  non disclosure agreements and critical e-mails. The videos were reportedly taken at Mr. Rossi’s E-Cat factory in Italy in February 2012. However, we are still waiting to see what is the smoking gun – details have not yet been uploaded.

But interestingly, the website has already published a copy of the license agreement for sales and distribution for the Indian subcontinent. It is revealed in this contract the price for the e-cat is 1.2 mio USD and that Rossi requests a payment of 400.000 USD payment with the order of a 1 MW e-cat (see Rossi contract agreement). This ends the myth that Mr Rossi would not ask for any money before the e-cat is actually supplied and proven operative– a strong argument by many supporters – is proven wrong and is now history. We maintain our viewpoint to request independent 3rd party verification of the technology. Every potential investor should remain very cautious and request some kind of credible securities before making any payments.

Gary Wright also published an open letter to involved scientists to withdraw their support.

His name is also associated with the website  opensourcelenr. We certainly appreciate the endeavour to discuss scientific progress in public by real scientists and not scam artists.


Christian Schumacher

Dr. Christian Schumacher is the founder and managing director of StepChange Innovations GmbH, a technology development and consulting firm based in Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry with global players such as Hoechst AG and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH as head of R&D, senior regional business manager Asia Pacific, head of e-commerce, head of marketing services, new product development manager and R&D chemist.

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