On the Swedish Showcase E-Cat Plant

I’ve been trying to find out what is going on with regards to E-Cat product development and commercialization, and have made contact with Hydro Fusion, Swedish E-Cat Distribution Licensee, to see if there was any progress on their project to deploy a showcase 1 MW E-Cat plant. The company put out a press release earlier this year looking for a customer in Sweden who would be willing to have a 1 MW E-Cat plant (low temperature — 120 degrees maximum) installed for free which could be used to demonstrate the technology to other customers.

Hydro Fusion responded to my request by saying that “everything is progressing well”, but that contract negotiations were still ongoing and no details could be made public until everything was signed.

There’s not a whole lot of news there, but it sounds like the project is still active. The original press release was looking for customers who could agree on a scheduled installation time of ‘late fall 2013’. So we’ll be keeping an eye out for more news on this front.

  • Jim
    • Buck

      Fantastic.

      Has a similar flavor to Community Rights groups: communities making their desires heard above those in power/control through the political process.

    • GreenWin

      Jim, Bolder is the laughing stock of municipalities since the astonishing failure of City Council approved SmartGridCity boondoggle. Fortunately this huge fail has halted serious consideration of not-so-smart-grids elsewhere:

      http://www.denverpost.com/ci_21871552/xcels-smartgridcity-plan-fails-connect-boulder

      “Smart grids” are over-engineered invasive IT projects reliant on “There isn’t enough” meme. LENR is the opposite confirming energy is abundant and accessible everywhere.

  • Omega Z

    Frank

    What was the difficulty level of communicating with Hydro Fusion.
    Quick & Easy or long & drawn out.

    • http://www.e-catworld.com admin

      Hi OZ,

      Not too difficult. I asked a question via email and got a reply within a few days.

  • SammyM

    Rossi just posted this on JONP:

    ‘Andrea Rossi
    September 4th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Frank Acland:
    As we said, a 6 months long validation test had to be made, and I repeated that validation of the E-Cat is in course. As always, I will not give any specific information regarding the validation test in course, with exception of the fact that this test will last more than 6 months. The results will be published after the test will have been completed, whatever the results, positive or negative.
    I do not know where the publication will be made, because it does not depend on me. Also this long run test is being performed by an indipendent commettee, financed by institutions totally indipendent from us. Obviously the location in which the test is in course will be disclosed in the publication that will be made. I can only say that it is in the USA factory of a Customer. The E-Cats under test have been manufactured completely in the USA, in the factory of the US Manufacturer, indipendently from me: therefore also the manufacturing has been made by an indipendent- from- me party.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.’

    Very interesting stuff.. Noticed that he still spells ‘independent’ wrong. This is the same type of talk he gave before the last test and that turned out to be true. I’m very optimistic.

    • Buck

      Thank you for sharing as I find it near impossible to be patient with Rossi’s JONP blog.

      • Lukedc

        I just tend to browse through rossilivecat.com
        I find it easier to disseminate his replies from all the background noise that is on his blog.

    • Fibb

      Rossi was answering this question:

      Frank Acland
      September 4th, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      Dear Andrea,

      After the 3rd party report was published in May, there was discussion here that a 6-month E-Cat validation test would be performed. Is this test going forward, and if so, has it already started?

      Many thanks,

      Frank Acland

      THANKS for chasing news Frank… much appreciated.

    • DaveS

      The fact that this 6 month test is being performed in the “USA factory of a Customer” is very interesting. Because a Customer would be primarily interested in a functioning final product or at least some kind of prototype it seems possible that the test would actually involve something more than a simple E-Cat device. Frank, I wonder if you could ask Rossi if the test involves something as complex as a working prototype or actual product?

      • fortyniner

        That does seem to be the implication. However we need to take the word ‘customer’ with the proverbial small quantity of metal chloride. In past statements, the ‘customer’ has turned out to be Rossi’s partner business, and although that would not be the case here (assuming no deliberate ‘mis-speaking’) the term might refer to a subsidiary or similar that has simply been given the task of assessing a prototype device.

  • clovis

    yep, thanks buddy.

  • hempenearth

    Thanks Frank, as well as this I’m also keen to hear about:
    * 6 month hot cat testing in Europe,
    * Hot cat installation at partner facility in USA,
    * Defkalion listing on Canadian stock exchange in November

  • atanguy

    Thanks Frank for keeping us posted,I’m also interested by any news concerning the 6 months testing.

    • Miles

      +1. Interesting times. 2014 will be the year of Announcement.

  • Dra

    More front companies selling the dream? I dip in and out every few months to see if anything happened in a production situation. Sadly nothing. I’ll wait till I have one in my boiler room until I believe.

  • Boris Ivanoff

    Gee, sorry but what is difficult about this?

  • daniel maris

    Pretty meaningless, sadly. And doesn’t Hydrofusion have an accommodation address for an office…or has that changed?

  • Buck

    Thank you Frank.

    In the NyTekNik article, Bo Hoistad indicates that the next test will be a 6-month test. To the best of anyone’s knowledge, has this begun and when might the results be expected?

    • Omega Z

      Buck

      Considering the timeline of the previous test, My guess would be somewhere around April 2014.

      My concern is should the test be to conclusive in the positive, Would it be suppressed until Certain Entities made preparations before it were disclosed.

      I’m just assuming Bad results would be reported to schedule as reputations would be at risk (labeled accomplices) should they withhold this info.

      • Buck

        OZ,

        thank you for the perspective. That might make it a 12 month test, assuming an April 2013 start. In light of the other active discussion threads at the moment, it would seem Rossi and his US partner have many irons in the fire with a positive outlook, given the recent positive 3rd party test results.

        I agree on the delay if results are positive . . . the impact to the business plan is real. And, I don’t see any reason to rush their preparations as they appear to be on target to be first to enter the market.

  • http://www.lenr-forum.com barty

    Nice! Stay tuned!

    I think this is the most interesting project since the announcement in january 2011!

  • artefact

    Thanks Frank

  • Anthony

    Somewhat off topic, has anyone heard anything recently about Blacklight Power lately? There has been nothing new on their website for over a year.

    • fortyniner

      Dr Mills is apparently scheduled to speak at Princeton in Feb 2014:

      http://www.theharvardclubofprinceton.org/article.html?aid=178

      Other than that there seems to be something of a ringing silence.

      • GreenWin

        Hopefully this talk will be made available in archive. Randy is a man well ahead of his time methinks.

  • Marcel

    Very good, Frank!