As Andrea Rossi brings his industrial power plants into production and distribution to selected customers, other additions to alternative energy are being produced.
Recently, a small laboratory in Miami, Florida released a tritium battery. City Labs was contracted by the U.S. Air Force to develop a battery that could withstand extended use in computers, radar systems, aircraft, sensors, and unmanned aerial vehicles. This battery was to be able to withstand vibrations and pressure that would normally destroy a battery. Their solution was the tritium battery.
The battery is stable from -50 C to 150 degrees C., and is about the size of your thumb. The tritium molecules decay, releasing electrons. This release of electrons is the source of energy from the battery.
Tritium has a half life of over 12 years, so one battery will last for 20 years, or so. Although it is slightly radioactive, the radiation can’t even pass through your skin. Tritium is already in use in many everyday applications, such as exit signs.
Tritium is also one of the signs that a nuclear reaction has taken place. Fleischmann and Pons, in their demonstration of cold fusion back in 1989, they said that they had tritium and neutrons as a result of their demonstration. While their findings were later disputed, other scientists have reported similar results.
As alternative energy continues to be the focus of consumers and industries, the market becomes more receptive to such technology. Once Rossi’s reports and verifications on the E-Cat are made public, the market will then embrace this alternative source of power and more and more alternative energy solutions should be developed in the future.