Rossi: Household E-Cats to Come Sooner Than Expected

Andrea Rossi posted an interesting announcement on his site today:

WARNING TO ALL OUR READERS:
I AM RECEIVING THOUSANDS OF REQUESTS OF INVITATION TO VISIT OUR PLANT. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS OF SECURITY WE CANNOT RECEIVE MORE THAN FEW PERSONS PER VISIT. THE START UP TEST WILL BE RESTRICTED TO FEW SCIENTISTS AND SCIENTIFIC JOURNALISTS. THE TEST WILL BE PUT ONLINE, TO ALLOW EVERYBODY TO SEE IT. FURTHER VISITS WILL BE ALLOWED, BUT IN A LIMITED NUMBER AND RESERVED TO SPECIALISTS AND CUSTOMERS. I AM VERY SORRY TO SAY THAT FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ADMIT ALL THE REQUESTS OF VISIT.
IN ANY CASE THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF OUR HOUSEHOLD E-CATS TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE MADE SOONER THAN EXPECTED, SINCE THE APPROVALS WILL BE FASTER THAN EXPECTED. VERY IMPORTANT NEWS ON THIS ISSUE ARE CLOSE TO BE MADE.
WARM REGARDS,
A.R.

Earlier in the day Rossi had stated that anyone who wanted to visit the 1 MW E-Cat plant should email him to arrange for an invitation. It appears from this announcement that the response was much greater than he will be able to accommodate. It looks like only a select few will be able to visit in person now, but the promise of the tests being put online might be just as satisfactory.

Even more interesting in this announcement is the information about production and distribution of household E-Cats to the public. Rossi has been saying for a while that the first E-Cat plants would most likely be industrial units, but apparently he feels more optimistic about getting “approvals” to have them installed in homes. I am interpreting “approvals” to mean approval from government safety regulators who could be concerned about health and safety issues.

When Rossi types in all caps, it’s an indication that he’s saying something he thinks is very important. I’m watching for more all-cap posts!

  • web4YOU

    electricity to methan is already done see:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fde.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FEE-Gas

    There is a better way for the generation of electricity.
    A patent-pending engine:
    The Ni-H reactor operates inside a Stirling engine.
    The new thing is that the working medium and the reaction medium is the same.
    Efficiencies of 50 percent are likely.
    And all without water as working fluid.
    It is the generator for the electric cars of the future.

    • http://www.nickelpower.org Bruce Fast

      Stirling is interesting. It’ll certainly find a place in the e-cat world. However I think that the best steam engines still have significantly better power to weight ratios than stirling. Further, steam engines can dynamically change their output speed dramatically (steam drive can rid a vehicle of a transmission.) Stirling is particularly weak in this regard. A stirling drive car will have to be stirling –> generator –> energy storage (battery) –> electric.

      I believe that stirling and steam power will both find their place.

  • Rick Gresham

    Interesting post on “democratizing” the power grid:

    http://www.shareable.net/blog/equal-energy-for-all-can-we-democratize-the-grid

  • georgehants

    Brad, Rossi from the beginning has said that other things are more important than money, he has hidden details of his process so that in the event of his death they will be released.
    Surely his whole method of release is designed to bypass science and anybody else who try’s to get in the way.

  • daniel maris

    One thing the Saudis are not is on the leading edge of the techno-wave. I doubt the royals have even heard of Rossi and even if they had they haven’t got a lot to fear. Oil is going to be around a long while and even if Rossi’s machine works oil will still be needed for plastics and other polymer manufacture.

    The Rossi message is interesting because it raises the stakes yet again. The guy’s really got to come good in October or the whole edifice will come crashing down.

    • http://www.nickelpower.org Bruce Fast

      Non-fuel uses of oil account for about 5% of oil usage. Therefore the 5% cheapest oil will still flow after the e-cat fully settles in (a decade or so). While the Saudis may have the most inexpensive oil, its still not nearly as lucrative to be selling your wares at $15 per barrel as it is at $140. Further, if the Saudi oil isn’t part of the 5% cheapest, their income will completely dry up. A bunch of nations, such as Canada, will basically loose their entire industry. (Canadian oil, especially the tar sands oil, is particularly expensive.)

  • Brad Arnold

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/saudi-arabia-king-abdullah-sends-private-message-obama-210619462.html

    I wonder if the Saudis are trying to put political pressure on Obama concerning the planned announcement and launch of the Rossi E-Cat 1 megawatt generator in late October?