Recent Pronouncements from Andrea Rossi About the E-Cat

There is a growing amount of interest in Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat technology, and fortunately for those who are following this technological story, Mr. Rossi continues to answer questions from the public at his web site, The Journal of Nuclear Physics. Often the same questions are asked repeatedly, and Rossi patiently provides the same answers — but sometimes new snippets of information are given which can help shed a little more light about the the E-Cat.

Here are some recent comments from Rossi that might be of interest:

“It is true that Leonardo Corp has given the commercial License to Ampenergo to sell his products in America.”

“October will be the date in which our first industrial plant will go in operation. We will not reveal any industrial secret, obviously. I do not think we have reason to reveal our industrial secret,”

“The tests we will make in Greece starting presumably around July will be confidential tests of the first clusters of modules of the 1 MW plant which will go in operation in October. “

“Sterling engine is not fit for us: it needs over 700 Celsius degrees.” (Rossi has previously said his maximum temperature is 550 Celcius)

“Gamma rays have regularly been measured by us.”

“Analysis of powders are the evidence of the transmutation.”

“Beta decay has nothing to do with my process, Widom Larsen theory has nothing to do with my process”.

“The visits to the 1 MW plant will be reserved to a restrict number of persons.”

“Presently, we are making a contract with the University of Bologna to develope R&D for the technology related to my patent. We will ask to the University of Uppsala to participate: I will be in Uppsala for this reason in July.”

“We are stress testing all the modules that will compound the 1 MW plant we are manufacturing. In past we used a module to heat our offices ( please see the Focardi-Rossi paper on the Journal of Nuclear Physics): we made it to make R&D, but also saved thousands of euros to heat our offices.”

While no major new announcements are contained in Rossi’s comments, often you will find that in his answers are details that may not have been mentioned previously. It is fascinating and refreshing to have someone involved in breakthrough research to communicate so consistently and openly with the public (some topics are not discussed, however), and I think his approach is one of the reasons that people are paying attention and putting some trust in him —  we are finding that the “warm regards”  he extends to every commenter on his site are being reciprocated to a large extent.

  • Daniel de França MTd2

    Andrea Rossi
    June 2nd, 2011 at 3:29 PM
    Dear Ms Maryyugo:
    Before October there will be no public conferences regarding our E-cats. Until then we will make R&D, closed doors, with Bologna and Uppsala Universities.
    Warm regards,
    A.R.

  • Waiting

    But on that same page, someone asked “What is on the agenda for your trip to Upsala in July? Bringing any ecat toys with you?”, and he replied “Not yet”.

    So he will not give them an e-cat in July. Previously, he said he wasn’t going to give them an e-cat until October, because he’s too busy now and doesn’t have time. Now he apparently has time to travel all the way to Sweden to meet with them, but still won’t give them the promised e-cat.

    If he were to give them the e-cat he promised, then we’d know within 24 hours whether this is real or a fraud. But for some reason he won’t do that. We don’t know what that reason is. But now we know it isn’t the reason he said: lack of time.

    And the reason isn’t a lack of trust. He’s said repeatedly that he trusts the people there, and doesn’t think they’ll try to do anything bad with it.

    So there must be some other reason that he won’t let us find out whether this is real or not. I’m still waiting.

    • Dave Stone

      Actually, I think trust is THE issue. Again, on the same page, a Luke Mortensen asks “about the nature of the NDA agreements you have in force” and Rossi replies “NDA are useless, totally. We maintain the industrial secret. With our Customers, we respect the limits fixed in contracts.”

      Presumably, the University of Uppsala would have to sign an NDA in order to obtain an E-Cat device. Given that Rossi thinks NDAs are “useless”, there is an obvious problem with him loaning out E-Cats to Uppsala, or anyone else for that matter, that isn’t a “customer”.

      Rossi states repeatedly on the same page that he can’t comment anything proprietary until after the “1 MW operational start up” in October. Maybe he will allow E-Cats to leave the premises at that point as well.

      It will be interesting to see what changes in October.

      • Waiting

        http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=473&cpage=4
        http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=473&cpage=3

        Andrea Rossi:

        after the tests we made with the University of Bologna and with Prof. Kullander and Prof Hanno from Sweden ( they are considered worldwide as scientists of the maximum level in the field) we will not make further tests. We will, of course, continue our R&D with the University of Bologna. We will give to the University of Uppsala and to the University of Stockolm our devices to allow them to use the same devices 24 hours per day, to get data regarding the energy production. We trust them, and we know they are really neutral, without binds with competitors of any kind. I personally knew them and I have in them total trust. The same is not for “indipendent parties” that have been proposed to me, regarding which I discovered they have got a bunch of millions to make research for the hot fusion (producing nothing so far), or “indipendent parties” made by consultants which are paid money by the shovels to sustain nuclear power plants, fossil fuels and the forth, or consultants of our competitors in the LENR field.

        Randy:

        Aren’t you worried about security loaning energy catalysts to the University of Uppsala and to the University of Stockholm? These units are small enough that even a physicist could lug one off.

        Andrea Rossi:

        I usually react by instinct. I have total trust in the Uppsala and Stockolm Universities.

        Jed Rothwell:

        I have heard that the tests at Uppsala and Stockolm Universities will begin this week. Is that so? That’s great!

        Andrea Rossi:

        Not true, before the start up of my 1 MW plant I will have time for nothing.

        James Bowery:

        What sort of investment of your time is required for the Universities of Uppsala and Stockholm to test the existing E-CAT prototypes in their facilities?

        Andrea Rossi:

        Time spent with that kind of Universities is gold. The more, the better: there is really to learn.

        • Waiting

          http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=473&cpage=12

          maryyugo:

          Thank you again for your patience in responding to questions. There are people who are saying that two E-Cats are being tested independently at this time by universities and that one of those is University of Upsala. This information appears, for example, at peswiki.com. I had thought you said this would not happen until October. Which is correct? And if you are waiting until October, perhaps you would be kind enough to explain why, considering that you have many E-Cats already constructed. Thank you. M.Y.

          Andrea Rossi:

          Before October there will be no public conferences regarding our E-cats. Until then we will make R&D, closed doors, with Bologna and Uppsala Universities.

          maryyugo:

          Than you for your answer however I was not asking about public conferences. What I was hoping to determine was simply whether or not the University of Upsala (or any other university) has in their physical possession at this present time an E-Cat to test. Or whether such tests are for the future. I was not requesting that you reveal any results prematurely. Only whether or not the University has an E-Cat to test. Sorry if my question was not clear. Best regards, M. Y.

          Andrea Rossi:

          Not yet. Soon, yes.

          [posted June 2nd, 2011]

  • Dave Stone

    Could you please supply a URL for the above comment attributed to Rossi: “Presently, we are making a contract with the University of Bologna to develop R&D for the technology related to my patent. We will ask the University of Uppsala to participate: I will be in Uppsala for this reason in July.”

    The last thing I heard was that Rossi had reneged on his promise to work with the University of Uppsala.