Andrea Rossi has recently reported making a significant breakthrough in producing electricity from the E-Cat, something that had been a challenge for him for a long time. Rossi mentioned this breakthrough in the Tom and Doug show interview earlier this month, but didn’t go into any detail on the nature of it. Yesterday a reader on the JONP site asked for more information about the discovery, and Rossi responded with this comment:
“Actually, we have found a breakthrough with a primary fluid with wich the reactors remain stable when we make steam at 450 Celsius. We are working on it together with our Customer. I am learning very much from him, and in particular I am learning from the person who made the test of the plant on October 28th. This person, now retired, is an engineer who used to test for military concerns thermic plants and missiles, so that he has a tremendous experience in thermodynamics. Here is to learn really and, honestly, when it turns to learn I am pretty fast. This collaboration is accelerating the development of the technological declinations.”
We see Rossi discussing again the need for stability within the reactors, and apparently now an appropriate fluid has been found to maintain stability, and to allow for the production of steam at a high enough temperature for efficient electrical production. Earlier this year Rossi was seeking solutions to create electricity at 200 Celcius, so there’s apparently been a lot of progress made.
The retired engineer Rossi mentions is Domenico Fioravanti, the consultant that was sent by Rossi’s military customer to test the first 1 MW plant in Bologna. Now it looks like the two are working together to find ways to make these 1 MW plants (the military entity has ordered 12 more) produce electricity and steam, and Rossi is evidently learning a great deal from Fioravanti, and he seems to be very happy about the collaboration.
Rossi is not shy about seeking help from any source that is willing to offer it, and his teachableness could turn out to be one of his greatest strengths when it comes to improving his invention.