A report of a previously unknown (to me) E-Cat demonstration has come to my attention that I thought would be interesting to readers here. The information comes from a document on the E-Cat Australia web site. E-Cat Australia is the licensee for Leonardo corporation in the Australasia, southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands region and is headed by CEO Roger Green, who, according to a report on the Cold Fusion Now web site paid $150,000 to Leonardo for the license.
E-Cat Australia has published some details of visit by Roger Green and William Donavan to Leonardo’s Bologna premises on February 24th of this year where Andrea Rossi showed them a test in progress and allowed them to inspect (and photograph) a 1 MW plant that was at the time being refitted.
The report is found on page 9 of this document. The visitors were apparently shown an E-Cat operating in self-sustain mode. Part of the report is as follows:
[Rossi]then took out a clamp on ammeter, applying it to each conductor in sequence, showing that there was no current flow into the heaters. The reading on the digital ammeter remained at zero.
He then showed the results of the data logger running on a laptop PC connected to two temperature sensors, one inside the E-Cat, and another in a large barrel of water which was steaming. The steam temperature, according to the data logger, was 101 degrees Celsius. The logger showed a dip in the temperature, which Rossi explained as replacing water that had evaporated.
The E-Cat had been running for at least two hours in self-sustaining mode, with no power input to the unit itself.
A feed water pump was connected separately. We estimated the amount of steam produced at approximately 10 cubic cenitmeters per second. The feed water pump was sending only enough water into the generator to be boiled off as steam, and then this steam was condensing inside the barrel as a bubbler tube.
A quick calculation showed that the energy produced was less than the capacity of the generator at the time. However, it was energy with an infinite COP, with no input needed . . .
The Rossi E-Cat appears stable in self-sustaining mode. For how long it can maintain this, is the big question at the moment. A recent spreadsheet analysis showed that the economics, despite the power costs, is still competitive with conventional fuels except for coal. This could change once we know the ratio of power input to self sustain mode
I think it’s important to point out that this report was made about five months ago, and this version of the E-Cat is not the high temperature reactor which Rossi has been discussing lately.
Photographs of the visit can be found at E-Cat Australia’s Facebook page.