Cassandra has moved. Ugo Bardi publishes now on a new site called "The Seneca Effect."

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Breakthrough in free energy: the B-Cat

Today, in a press release, prof. Ugo Bardi has disclosed the development of a new Free Energy device that he stated will solve all the energy problems of the world. The device, termed "B-Cat" (schematically shown above*) generates at no cost continuous and never ending oscillations that can be tapped to produce energy.
Prof Bardi did not disclose the details of the mechanism that makes the B-Cat work, hinting, however, that it is proof of a "new physics" that goes beyond the dusty, so called "laws of thermodynamics."  Such old concepts must now be abandoned in the face of this new evidence; in spite of the stiff opposition by the fossil fuels lobby, the renewables lobby, the Gnomes of Zurich and the Old Man of the Mountain. 

Professor Bardi said that the term "B-Cat" refers to a special nuclear catalyst located inside the hat-like object on top of the oscillating bar (and, no, not to the word "bird"). This catalyst creates a cold fusion reaction between hydrogen generated by the liquid located at the basis of the bar (whose composition has not been disclosed) and green kryptonite located inside the hat-like object. The rim of the hat is in lead and it completely screens the gamma rays emitted by the device, making it completely safe for home applications, such as salami slicing or self powered swinging chairs.

Bardi reports that NASA, Siemens, General Motors and the National Rifle Association have all expressed interest in performing research and development on the B-Cat. Patent applications have been filed with the Transylvania patent office and certifications of safe use and radiation shielding are being obtained by Elfin Laboratories inc. Bardi has also specified that a robotized factory that can produce one million B-Cats per year is being assembled in an undisclosed location above the Arctic Circle. 

The present B-Cat has a power of 1 kW. Further research on improving the device is in progress in collaboration with the university of Duckburg and a 1 MW B-Cat has been developed. The prototype is shown in this movie

* the drawing of the "drinking bird" is from the site of the California State University in Fresno, which is completely, definitely and absolutely not involved with anything mentioned in this 1st of April post. If you are missing the point of this story (but, in this case, you must have just returned from a desert island where you have been marooned for more than one year), you can read this post by Steven Krivit about Andrea Rossi's E-Cat or one of my previous posts on this subject, here, and here.


  1. Yes, and this is the 1 GW prototype :-o

  2. Bardi should quickly apply for a US DOE loan guarantee.

  3. Sounds good, but has it met with UL approval? Are there several unconfirmed and anonymous buyers already using it? Does NASA plan on retrofitting space missions to use this new form of power? If not, then it is likely just a fake. Enjoy.

  4. The latest news are that another organisation are claiming rights to part of the patents. Prof. comments are "clowns, snakes and puppets" are trying to destroy my inventition..

  5. Mock all you like, but you won't be laughing when the vision of free energy and hope for the future of humanity provided by millions of these nodding birds is crushed and suppressed by the heavy boot of the vested interests of Big Energy. When you look around in ten years and see only a few pathetic nodding toys, think about what could have been, and the terrible loss to all of us.

    Alternatively, invest your money in Rossi's E-Cat and make a terrible loss today...

    1. All these anonymous replies.
      Put a name behind it will ya, or at least put "COWARD" bcz that is what you all are!

    2. Ah, no, you cannot ask the Anonymous Team to use names: we fear the conspirancy of anti nodding birds...

    3. Is this a stupid scientists or an ordinary man in the street trying to cash on an old idea; this is a well-known fun toy; here it is being being touted to the patent office in 2012; what a joke. I pity the scientific officers handling the application; however, I won't pity their plight, if they were stupid enough to clear this patent.

    4. Sometimes you wonder who reads your posts.......

    5. "Mock all you like"
      Thanks. Don't mind if I do.



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)