Rossi on Burning his Finger (The Beginnings of the E-Cat)

I thought this was a comment by Andrea Rossi worth bringing attention to. It is always interesting to me to see the beginnings of great things. In most cases great things proceed from very small seeds, and Rossi here explains how the spark was ignited. While I have heard that the discovery of the E-Cat was initiated by Rossi burning a finger, this is the most detailed account of what happened that I have come across.

Adelheid J. Bohm
September 15th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
Dear Herr Doktor Rossi,

We see that your technology is verified thoroughly and it will go commercial only when absolutely sure as technology and ecology.

But your fans are longing for information including
the Start; can you please
tells us a bit about your Evrica Moment, about that gift of God, when you have discovered the Seed of the Rossi Effect?

Thank you much,
Adele

Andrea Rossi
September 15th, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Adellheid J. Bohm:
The first time I discovered the Effect has been in the USA in 1996, when I got about 3 watts, melting some Ni grains using a battery of 4 V as an energy source. I calculated ( miscalculated?) a COP 3. I was in Manchester, New Hampshire, in a small laboratory where I also worked in a steel carpentery to pay my expenses: when I came in the USA in 1996 I didn’t have money, because of what happened to me in Italy ( see http://www.ingandrearossi.com). I had to live with 1,000 $ per month, which was not easy, because I had to pay 600/month for the rent of the apartment.
I used a lab of that steel carpentery during the free time to make my experiments. When the nickel melted I touched it with a finger and the finger ( left index, I am left handed) got burnt: it has been the sole time in my life in which to be burnt made me happy ( I am not masochist). Very happy.
Before that day I had got effects, but not sure of the measurements, being the energies in the range of milliwatts, so very difficult to measure precisely with the instrumentation I had. I started working with Ni powders in 1993, when I decided that it was completely useless to go ahead along the path of electrolysis suggested by F&P ( which I studied very throughly) .
Warm Regards,
A.R.
p.s. : your comment is the # 16,000 of this blog

  • winebuff

    the powerful magnetic field that rossi and dgt are seeing is not addressed by brillion as far as I can see

    • AlainCo

      not heard of.
      however note the recent claim by MFMP that magnetic field variation helps the reaction.
      Note also that Hagelstein and Swartz NANOR get improved by varying magnetic field.

      Defkalion 1.6T, according to the analysis of Abd ul-Rahman Lomax (which looks good) make me think that this is an artifact, caused by big (but not so big) electromagnetic field, screened by mu-metal, and able to disrupt DECT phones and magnetic field probes.

      so yes, there is something with magnetic field, time varying, but long waved enough to pass reactor wall, weak enough to be screened by mu metal, and strong enough to trouble electronics.

      Like superconduction, LENR seems linked to magnetic effects, and probably to collective quantum behaviors in lattice, and taking advantage of defects in lattice.

  • LilyLover

    Like Dr. No, he got burnt by his endeavors.
    Unlike Dr. No, it’s little finger.

    Unlike Goldfinger, it’s little finger.
    & yet it is a finger big enough to show to the OilCos.

    & it saddens my heart never to find a single scientist who was comfortable in early phases.
    Isn’t that 600 rent the inevitable part of life?
    It reminds me of my old memories. It was 300 for the rent, 430 for the month… life was tough.
    The rent-seekers!!

    Hopefully, Rossi’s burnt finger gets touched by the God.
    Imagine Micaelangelo’s man and God painting. That man is Rossi.

  • catbauer24

    What about the lesser-considered BLP theory of Hydrinos? Is the Rowan validation any indication their theory holds weight? Or, recent visits by top scientists indicating their work is solid? It would essentially equate to using hydrogen atoms as ‘quantum batteries’, releasing the spent ‘batteries’ into the environment, to be recharged by the environment (regaining energy back to position of the currently accepted ground state). That said, I do find Godes theory among the most feasible, including Edmund Storms’ theory as well.

    • Omega Z

      If I recall correctly, Edmund Storms posted on Vortex that he thought Brillouin’s Theory was wrong.

  • Roger Bird

    Scientific revolutions ALWAYS create opposition, ALWAYS. This time, a lot of government money goes to supporting scientists whose jobs depend upon a certain paradigm, a paradigm that disallows LENR. Government people either don’t have the courage to “look” bad or disbelieve the new evidence. I believe that the problem became exaggerated when we the people allowed our government to get into all manner things NOT even imagined in the Constitution, like funding scientific research. There is and will be a “conspiracy”, but it is made worse by governmental sanction. Crony capitalism is difficult if there is a much smaller government.

  • Joe Shea

    I was pleased to know that the E-Cat began in such a prosaic manner. Thanks for publishnhg it!

  • georgehants

    Concerning my above post that is in moderation.
    —–
    Very much like to thank Admin for asking the right question.
    A question that is concerned with people of the World.
    It is not money or profit etc. that is of concern, but how these things lead to the corruption that delays the Research and implementation of the technology.
    We Should be spending all our time on these Websites highlighting the corruption and incompetence of science for doing nothing but debunk and deny Cold Fusion for 24 years, while Mr. Rossi and others with no backing of taxpayers etc. are forced to take on the responsibility of the university’s and all of academic science etc.
    While NASA etc. play’s it’s silly games of sending toy’s to Mars and lassoing asteroids millions of people suffer and die.

  • georgehants

    Frank Acland
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:46 PM
    Dear Andrea,
    You speak of your Team’s sense of duty towards God and Mankind — which indicates to me you are looking beyond maximizing your personal and corporate profits.
    As you and your partner prepare to bring E-Cat technology into the world, what is the overriding goal that you hope to achieve?
    Many thanks,
    Frank Acland
    ——
    Andrea Rossi
    September 15th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
    Frank Acland:
    Make energy at much lower cost and without pollution.
    Make jobs.
    That’s why our Team is working and making a rigorous cycle of a very long term validation, to get the maximum possible reliability, efficiency, safety. I have the honour, in this period, to work not only with high level scientists and engineers, but also with workers with outstanding capacity and skills. We are making every day a progress, but I must warn that our technology is still in a phase of R&D and validation and that we will share any information, positive or negative, when we will have completed the validation in course. As a matter of fact, we have in course two validations, one made by a third indipendent party, that is carrying on the work initiated in March 2013 and that will continue in 2014, one by us. The two validations are in course in two different plants, each indipendent from the other. I think that the publication of all this work will be very interesting, indipendently from the results, positive or negative as they might be. The third party validation will be published indipendently from us on a scientific magazine, while the report of the validation made by us will be published in a Report of the Company.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • GreenWin

    Reply to: John De Herrera on September 16, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Yep. Energy rebels who don’t shut up quietly get blacklisted, forced into BK, threatened or disappeared. It’s the model of mob rule. Rossi seems to have guardians assisting his adventure. For this I am sure he is grateful.

    ADMIN – Reply button still broken.

  • Dr. Mike

    Frank,
    It certainly was good that Rossi realized that way too much heat was being generated for any type of chemical reaction!

    Everyone is still looking for a good theory for LENR. Below are a couple of links that detail Brillouin’s theory of LENR:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B63_I616khU

    http://www.brillouinenergy.com/?page=cecr_vid

    What does everyone think of their theory? I find that their theory explains just about everything that has been observed in LENR, although
    considerable experimental work would be needed to validate their theory. I wonder what Rossi thinks of their theory?
    Dr. Mike

    • winebuff

      the powerful magnetic field that rossi and dgt are seeing is not addressed by brillion as far as I can see

      • Ted-X

        This high strength magnetic field is puzzling. The effect seems to be anisotropic, but the magnetic fields (unless monopoles, I guess) are never anisotropic. A magnetic monopole would be a significant discovery. Would there be a high temperature superconductivity effect with the eddy currents propagating without resistance?

  • Miles

    There is a continuation from Rossi

    “As a matter of fact, we have in course two validations, one made by a third indipendent party, that is carrying on the work initiated in March 2013 and that will continue in 2014, one by us. The two validations are in course in two different plants, each indipendent from the other. I think that the publication of all this work will be very interesting, indipendently from the results, positive or negative as they might be. The third party validation will be published indipendently from us on a scientific magazine, while the report of the validation made by us will be published in a Report of the Company.”

    Do we have date / months when in 2014 the test results will be released???

  • John De Herrera

    ” I didn’t have money”
    We can be thankful that guys like Mr. Rossi, persevere, even through hard times, to try to achieve something great for all of us. Thanks, Andrea Rossi, for all of your hard work and dedication – the world will always remember your name. jdh

  • Linda

    Nice. 🙂

  • Kim

    Actually this was known as the “First Thermocouple”

    It gives almost instantaneous readings, and quick
    responses.

    Respect
    Kim

  • clovis

    Hi, frank,
    Very interesting comment,by Dr. Rossi, i’ll keep that one, thanks