Ugo Abundo on Open Power Association

A few days ago I mentioned that I had been given honorary membership in the newly formed Open Power Association, founded in Italy which is committed to exploring LENR technology in an open manner (similar to the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project). I decided to send some questions to Ugo Abundo, president of the organization to get an idea of what the status of the project is, and am happy that he has responded (in English!).

1) What are the current projects and activities of the Open Power Association?

The two readings of the name, “free energy” and “shared control”, are complementary.

No freedom is possible without available energy. Aim of the Association is therefore to offer mankind the free results of research in new energy field.

Its activities cover the range from simply develop the Hydrobetatron Project (the heir of “Leopoldo Pirelli” Instruction Institute’s Athanor) to reach a synergy with the efforts of all LENR researchers aimed by our same targets.

2) What kind of testing is going on, and what results are being seen?

We want to proof the reality of “heat excess” by doubtless calorimetric direct measurements. Actually, important results were obtained by comparison methods, and a suitable calorimetric reactor was assembled to reach the final target, direct determination.

We work on two instrumented lines, the first for screening, the second for C.O.P. recording.

Our revolutionary “fluidized bed powder cathode” was asked for Patent on April 2012.

3) What kind of attention and interest is being shown by outside individuals and organizations?

A large attention is actually growing about us. Since we have designed and assembled the “F-pulsator” (a device to push high frequency pulses into a specially designed reactor), some reserved organizations and a lot of international-level scientists had a contact with us, to analyze their theories or experimentations by our device, according with the “modus operandi” of Open Power Association.

4) What is the funding situation for the Association?

The Association is basically self-financed by the membership fees, and gets free funds from sustainers and investors.

5) How can interested people get involved in the association?

We hope to involve more and more people, at first by sustaining our efforts by joining us as a member, then by sharing our results, so involving new interested people.

6) Are you interested in expanding the reach of the Association beyond Italy, and if so, what are your plans to do this?

We are going to establish a new office in London, from where will organize meetings about the subject, using such a location as a pole for radial diffusion of world-wide free sharing of “science for mankind”.

We thanks for your kind attention to our project, and hope to offer an useful contribution.

  • Venno

    Supposing a company has a 1 MW boiler for steam for whatever process. For him to change to 1 Mw ecat at 1.5 m USD would be a considerable descision to make. New technology- capital outlay – effectiveness of system – all these questions will have to be answered – yes its cheaper but will it be that much cheaper that it would be an absolute no brainer to install.
    Would all the customers who want 1 mw plants be rushing to buy the ecat? Is there a demand for the ecat created yet ( do people want to go out there and buy one – most people dont even know about it – especially the businessmen who run these companies) yes the power utilities may use it – Who is going to buy the ecat tommorow ( 1 MW units )
    Home ecats will be the same – people dont like change – will they rush in and buy all the stock available or will they wait and see if this new technology will take off before spending x on a home ecat. We are a small comunity following this 99 % of the people I speak to dont even know about it – let alone buy it – Any comments

    • Omega Z

      “a considerable decision”

      Yes, but 1st to adapt will get many perks. Free upgrades etc for some time.
      1.5M is comparable to existing tech, but operational costs will be much lower.
      Figures thrown around say 3.5 to 5 years payback for a product that may last 20-50 years.

      Also if Rossi’s partner really is 1 of the Big boys, I suspect the price will come in lower then 1.5M as they will be for the most part, Built by assembly line Bots. The 1.5M was based on hand built. Finally, the price will be dictated by supply/demand, then Competition. There are plenty of businesses that would use them, However it may start out slow until it develops a track record. Geographic zones will also figure in initially until higher COP levels are obtained.

      If the Technology works as advertised, The Real Problems will be the People shortage with the proper Skills to implement them. High material costs for Turbines & Generators have already skyrocketed in recent years. Like 400%. Financing will quickly become hard to obtain due to demand. These are just some of the things that will cause it to take decades to replace the old while expanding with new demand.

      It will roll out kind of like this. The guys who paint the Golden Gate Bridge. When they get done, It’s time for another coat.
      Just about forgot, It’s cheap, It’s 24/7, Nearly unlimited. It’s Clean. No Pollution. No Radiation. AND No Carbon Tax.

      “people don’t like change”. Not True. Cell Phones, Etc, was a big Change.
      “people don’t like inconvenience” Make it convenient & they won’t care, especially if it’s cheaper. 99%. More like 99.9999% don’t know about it, YET.

      • Fortyniner

        I think we perhaps should draw a clearer distinction between the ‘old’ e-cat 1MW units and the hinted-at ‘hot cat’ units that will hopefully be in the MW range. IMHO (expressed on several previous occasions) the former is not an attractive proposition due to the marginal COP, very high price, unknown reliability and operating characteristics, and sheer size (the ISO container is about six to eight times larger in volume than a 1MW gas or electric boiler).

        HydroFusion’s apparently fruitless attempt to try to put one in place somewhere as a publicly accessible pilot seems to bear this out, as the hoped-for installation date was around now, but the ‘ad’ for the offer is still online (http://hydrofusion.com/news/wanted-pilot-customer-for-ecat-1-mw-plant).

        A MW hot cat boiler is an entirely different proposition, and to the Nth degree if it can be configured as a drop-in replacement for the many thousands of coal-fired generator boilers currently doomed by ‘green’ government policies. If/when the first of these goes on offer, the ‘partner’ will have their doors kicked in by potential buyers waving suitcases full of cash.

        • Omega Z

          Peter

          I expect to see multiple versions available. Also I expect the Lt-cat to go under a major design change based on what has evolved from the H-Cat. It’s just that Rossi is focused on the H-cat at present.

          Companies will purchase these according to their needs. Maybe an H-Cat to produce electricity & a couple Lt-cats for heat processes.
          With Robotic production, the Lt-cats will become inexpensive verses the H-cat. Much cheaper materials will be required that are usually cheaper to process/machine.

          Also, Don’t forget- Before Rossi went mostly silent, he was working on a 100Kw core. Only 10 would be required to produce a 1Mw unit. I expect if it’s possible, there will be 1Mw cores in the future, but those would be for large output facilities.

          Also, I doubt many caught this considering I saw no posts about it.
          In 1 of Rossi’s posts, He implied that Variable control may be in the works.
          No longer controlling output by shutting down individual cores but variable output from a single core.
          A follow up post asked him for verification about this. Rossi Ignored it. Never another mentioning about it as far as I know of.

          • bachcole

            Ignoring a follow up post usually means that something productive in the area in question is going on.

  • Daniel Maris

    Sorry I really don’t believe it’s that difficult to prove a REAL COP.

    • AlainCo

      you are right.
      it is done since long.
      same for LENr reality, which is much more proven since decades.

      The problem is to make unwilling brain admit it. It is nearly impossible, unless you force some “authority” (Nature,Science, MIT) by menace of being ridiculed. Quickly the parrot will parrot the truth.

      Todays delusion hold by a thin hair of terror like the Berlin Wall was holding.

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Remember those interesting days when Rossi did not have a “partner”: Those days are over. Corporate secrecy, bureaucracy and possibly delaying tactics now own Rossi’s E-Cat. If the E-Cat technology is not heard of in the next six months, it has been buried.

    • Daniel Rasenna

      If there are any companies that are developing LENR technologies at the pre-commercial stage in the US or in Europe (and I know there are), I bet they would not want to enter the market with a relatively small production scale. They obviously know that once they commercialize their product, sooner or later their technology will be retro-engineered (guess by whom). They will not want to follow the same deadly path of many EU and US-based manufacturers of photovoltaic modules, when many of them were wiped away by Chinese producers which were able to dump prices and scale up production at a much higher rate than theirs. So right now – if these pioneers have the resources – they might just be accelerating R&D and building large-scale production or assembly lines. If these ‘technology leaders’ enter the market with large production/assembly plants and keep their R&D spending high, their chances of maintaining the economic and technological advantage against prospective competitors will be very high. LENR is big money. There are a lot of investors that want to wean themselves away from fossil fuels and conventional utilities.

      • Kim

        Again.

        There are only two options.

        Post alot of product to market rapidly
        and make the money fast or…

        Shelve it.!

        Respect
        Kim