Rossi Provides More Information on High Temperature E-Cat Testing

Below are the questions that Hank sent to Andrea Rossi, along with Rossi’s answers

1) Is it correct that at this time you are testing an individual high temperature module and not an entire one megawatt plant? IT IS CORRECT

2) Does the new E-Cat module (that would be linked together to produce a one megawatt plant)contain multiple reactor cores? NO

3) What is the rated output of each reactor core in the new high temp E-Cat module? What is the maximum safe output (in torture testing) of each core? 10 kW; 20 kW

4) When did the extended test of the new high temp module begin? APRIL

5) How many days has the new high temp module been running continuously as of today? 40

6) How many days is the test planned to run? AT LEAST 90

7) You mentioned on your blog that there are still problems to be resolved. Can you elaborate on what problems remain? NO

8.) What would you consider as a successful outcome of this extended test? STABLE AND RELIABLE WORK BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT

9) You have stated that the high temp E-Cat module self sustains approximately half of the time, and then a “drive” is applied the other half of the time. From what we have been able to gather in the past this drive is applied to stop the nuclear reactions from becoming too energetic and “running away” which could lead to the melting of the nickel powder. Is the idea of the drive being applied to stop a thermal run away still correct? If not, can you provide some explanation of why the drive is activated? (Perhaps a more interesting question would be what happens in tests in which you do not activate the drive?) THE SITUATION IS NOT DIFFERENT FROM BEFORE UNDER THIS POINT OF VIEW

10) What is the new expected date by which you expect to be able to post test data? WEEKS, NOT MONTHS

11) Extended production of high temperature steam at 600C with a COP of 6 is extremely impressive, and would be of huge value to every nation and military on the planet. It could quickly make certain nations — even unfriendly ones — energy independent. Are you aware of any intent by your military customer to classify any aspect of your technology? NO

12) You have stated there have been many changes to the E-Cat technology. This honestly perplexes me, because I have put a lot of time into trying to learn as much as I can about how your technology works — it has literally become an obsession. ME TOO. AND IT IS IN CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION
The news that a lot has changed makes me wonder if my understanding is now very incorrect, and if I may be spreading false information when I talk about the E-Cat. THE SAME HAPPENS TO ME, AND HAPPENS TO ANY HONEST SCIENTIST: THEORIES ARE LIKE THE WATER OF THE RIVER OF HERACLITUS, WHOSE WATER WAS NEVER THE SAME.

Obviously, you must be careful not to give away information that could be used inappropriately by the very real competitors and “snakes” out there. But could you perhaps provide a few examples of how the technology has changed, even if you have to remain vague about the details? For example….

a) Are catalysts (chemical elements other than nickel and hydrogen) that participate in the production of atomic hydrogen still used in the reactor core? YES. Or do you produce atomic hydrogen in some other way? YES TOO

b) Is a radio frequency generator still utilized in any fashion? YES

c) Stable copper is not an unfavorable transmutation product to produce. It is not radioactive and has some value. Can you indicate what the current main transmutation product(s) are in an E-Cat? If it is no longer copper, are they more or less favorable? Are they still stable? WE HAVE ONLY COPPER AND IS STABLE

  • praos

    Cheap as a meal? With COP 6? What about cost of electricity used to drive it? Thermopumps already on the market have COP up to 4. The Rossi invention is revolutionary, no question about that, but give me a break. Nonexpensive, well, yes, but almost free? There is obviously much room for improvement, and LENR, if real, a not very likely to change everything overnight. In very short historical time, yes, and radicaly, sure, but put some brake on your overcharged optimism.

  • DavidenEspana

    “The E-Cat has been operating non-stop producing 600 degree steam. This is big news. It should be on the front page of every newspaper in the nation, and being discussed on every news network.”

    Of course nobody outside of the cadre of true believers will pay any attention. So far this is just more of Rossi says this, Rossi says that. Where’s the beef? Unbelievably after 2 years there still isn’t any.

    Call me back when I can buy a unit at my local builders merchants – till then, looks like a scam, smells like a scam, probably is a scam.

  • Pete

    Unproven claims.
    How much is Rossis word worth? According to his past (and that means last year and this included) its not worth much.
    But its funny to see how fast people fall for his claims again, with no proof, no replication, no product that shows it works.
    His recipe this time: Just let the dust settle and wait, and then make claims even bigger then the last ones. Voila. He said “I let my customers be the judge” but there is no judge because there is no customer. (Oh I forgot the imaginary ferries that did buy his 1MW power plant, no sorry 500kw power plant, that only runs with a 500kw generator attached to it. :)))))) ) So no customer, and no product.

    Amazing though, how people fall for this again and again.

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  • James

    Just use it to heat water for a geothermal power station for a few weeks and everyone will know the truth.

  • M D Smith

    Dec 21, 2012 the perfect launch date for the E-Cat

  • Johnny B. Goode

    With all the hype about the “end of the Mayan calendar”, and the begining of a “new era”, Andrea Rossi would be a marketing GENIUS if he schedules the official launch of the commercial version of the E-Cat to the markets to the date of December 21, 2012.

    That would give him a lot of FREE adverstising. That would multiply the publicity effect.

    If I was the head of the Marketing Department of Rossi’s company, I would schedule the official launch for next December 21.

    Can you imagine the video ads? A narrator says: “Centuries ago, the Mayans predicted that a new era would start on December 2012. Now, this new era is set to arrive. Coming next December 21: the E-CAT! The new era of energy technology!” And them some sci-fi movie music theme!

    • vbasic

      No. That would be chilling, especially for people who are concerned there are dangers with LENR technology. You don’t want to introduce this new technology with a grey cloud over it.


    Jan asks:

    Is there a patent or patent application concerning
    the “catalyst”? What is the difference without catalyst?

    • GreenWin

      LENR catalysts appear to be treated like a trade secret – undisclosed in patent apps. With reason; patent offices are antagonistic toward LENR and if a patent is refused – the “secret” is still published – eliminating the value of IP.

  • georgehants

    Some small parts of science are beginning to wake up.
    Most though continue to act as if the brain is a steam engine and Cold Fusion cannot possible be real because it is outside of classical thinking.
    How much longer will the reductionist fossils in science be allowed to preach their outdated religion to our wonderful young scientists, polluting their abilities to research the Truth.
    Weird World of Quantum Physics May Govern Life
    Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
    Date: 05 June 2012 Time: 11:33 AM ET

    • jacob

      Is this the beginning of the crumbling of those
      fossil fuel tycoons,that have been giving free
      control and rule over the world?
      which appears yet as powerful as the Roman Empire,but they are unable to stop the new and coming LENR technology,even though they are hard at work trying to stop it or take control of it.
      Such is the decree of the Gods and their time is destined to be over and a new age is starting to emerge from the brokeness of these times.
      Crude OIL Prices will tumble to give relief to our heavy burden of high energy cost.

      • Mark

        Please, don’t worry about fossil
        tycoons…they will be OK.
        As of today, LENR has been proved only
        conceptually. The concept has been
        proved not only by Rossi.
        The theory is also exists, either
        WL or even Z-theory.
        The barrier to a commercial LENR
        is the fluctuations of
        the output power, totally unpredictable
        amplitude,inherent instability of the reaction… and there is not any
        theory how to handle this… it might
        be an engineering solution or the
        barrier cannot be scaled and commercial
        LENR will be just as a dream as the
        hot fusion.

        • GreenWin

          And you are sure of this because? BTW there are at least 10 theories for the F&P effect that is the foundation of LENR.

          • Mark

            There is also a solid theory
            of the ‘hot fusion’. Do we
            have commercial hot fusion
            There is a perfectly good
            theory of quantum computing.
            Do we have them in our offices?
            There is a sound AI foundation.
            Do we have intelligent robots
            in our daily life?
            The span between a theory
            and commercial stuff might
            take years, decades, or
            centuries…or never ever…

          • GreenWin

            You contradict yourself. Ambivalence.

  • alexvs

    I see for the first time some posts approaching our point of view.