Three E-cats without insulation and one insulated. Text in blue indicates hydrogen inlet, main heater, auxiliary heater and water inlet. Foto: Giuseppe Levi
The founders of Ampenergo are Karl Norwood, Richard Noceti, Robert H Gentile and Craig Cassarino.
Two of them also founded the consulting firm LTI – Leonardo Technologies Inc. – which for 10 years has been working on contracts amounting to several millions of dollars for the U.S. Defense and Energy departments, and with a recent contract with DOE amounting to 95 million dollars.
Robert H Gentile was also Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy during the early 1990’s (02/26/90 – 06/29/91).
Craig Cassarino, vice president of Ampenergo, was interviewed by Nyteknik.
* Ampenergo is in current conversations with some very large companies here in the US and South America, some investment companies, because it’s not just a technology we’re creating in the industry here. There are a lot of pieces that really need to come together to build this matrix, lots of pieces of the puzzle that need to have some strategic thinking done, as how we transition into a new energy source. That’s what makes this very exciting. So you now there’s never enough money to make everything happen.
* We’re hoping to get something here [in the USA] hopefully by late fall or beginning of next year (2012) as our first product to demonstrate. We’re not going down the same path as the Greeks (Defkalion Green Technologies) to develop home heating; we’re not really looking at that as a low hanging fruit.
* I think this one megawatt (like the one planned in Greece – editor’s note) for heating and for power generation is probably the first [product in the USA], whether it’s off grid or mobile.
* They first saw the E-cat two and a half years ago (late 2008 or early 2009). Rossi invited Bob [Gentile] and one of our scientists that works for us at the National Labs to go to Bologna where he had his factory. Of course as you can imagine, when we started talking about this, there was lots of skepticism.