Andrea Rossi's Black Box

Andrea Rossi's Black Box Photograph By James Worrell

Andrea Rossi's Black Box
Photograph By James Worrell

Italian inventor, Andrea Rossi has claimed that he can create infinite energy through a process called cold fusion. He called together a group of journalists and scientists to demonstrate his invention the "E-Cat," short for "energy catalyzer." The contraption looked like a "leg of lamb wrapped in aluminum foil," and contained powdered nickel, hydrogen gas, and a secret catalyst. He heated the mixture with electrical current and the excess heat created steam. That steam then was used to spin a turbine to create more electricity. 

No one knows for sure if this is the real deal or another hoax from a known scam artist. But if it is proven to be true, this could be a source of free, infinite, and clean energy. 

Purdue Partners With NEPTUNE For New Energy Research

The Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) will support the launch of Purdue's NEPTUNE Power and Energy Research Center and seven research projects along with the new course, which will begin in spring 2016 at Purdue. According to the Purdue president, Mitch Daniels, the projects will build on the 600 plus research projects that the Navy and Purdue have worked on over the past decade.

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https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q4/u.s.-navy-awards-purdue-3-million-to-advance-alternative-energy-related-research,-course-development-efforts.html

Making Green Fuels

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes proved to be efficient, and potentially inexpensive, catalysts for reducing carbon dioxide. Image: Adapted from Angewandte Chemie/Univ. of South Carolina

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes proved to be efficient, and potentially inexpensive, catalysts for reducing carbon dioxide. Image: Adapted from Angewandte Chemie/Univ. of South Carolina

Xian Dong Zhou, an associate professor of chemical engineering at U of South Carolina is researching using CO2 as a sustainable approach to renewable energy. 

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http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/11/making-green-fuels-no-fossils-required