Rossi Provides a Few Details of Industrial Heat’s Departments

Andrea Rossi is often quite opaque when it comes to revealing details about what’s going on in his work on the E-Cat, but sometimes he provides a glimpse about what is going on behind the scenes. Today he responded to a question about the state of the work in progress:

Koen Vandewalle:
We must put a distinction between products that are ready ( and products that are in the horizon of the future ( for example jet engine applications).
R&D covers both categories, but with a different approach, as you correctly write. Our lab facilities are complex, we have a data measurement section, a radiation measurement section, a prototype manufacturing section, an electronic systems invention section and a new materials preparation section: sometimes we have to invent materials that are not for sale.
Warm Regards,

The different divisions of labor described here suggest that there is a lot of work going on at Industrial Heat’s facilities, and there will need to be workers with a variety of skills to successfully carry out the duties described. The idea of inventing materials is very intriguing — it indicates there could be quite a sophisticated understanding of the reactions involved in the E-Cat, which require precisely manufactured materials/parts to work effectively.

  • Robyn Wyrick

    Okay, that is really funny. Well trolled.

    Rossi has been all talk – and a whole bunch of photos, demos, public announcements by IH, and 3rd party tests and reports.

    All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine,
    public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public
    health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

    Brought peace?

    Oh, peace – shut up!

  • Ophelia Rump

    In his own way Rossi has just given the nod that the Home E-Cat, Hot Cat and 1MW Plant have finalized release versions. Those are the ones on the old web site, referred to as “ready”. I had that impression when he began working on the turbine integration, but this is confirmation. We should expect some visible commercialization this year. There is product ready for manufacture and marketing, what remains is pre-certification trials, certification, manufacturing and marketing.

    I wonder what the requirements are in operational years to acquire certification?

    • GreenWin

      Sure looks like the old energy club is getting a sound cuffing about the head. Most safety certification is based on hours of trouble-free operation. Running multiple units simultaneously generates thousands of hours quickly. I imagine an LENR-converted power Station would be a good PR step. Followed by full disclosure of derivative products and certification.

      • Ophelia Rump

        Yes the bar has been set an order of magnitude higher for demonstrating safety. It is a new and unexplained energy source. It seems to me they need to demonstrate that safety data has accounted for all possible outcomes, no surprise events of monumentally large output, and that the device fails safe for all possible events.

        It is interesting to note that these standards apparently were not used for fission nuclear reactors like the weapons grade enriched uranium one which was in the basement of the Kodak corporation.

      • Omega Z

        Tho the E-cat uses No Radioactive materials Nor Creates any Radioactive waste, It does produce some form of Radiation while in operation. Gamma, Beta or whatever.

        I would suspect this had a lot to do with UL Certification Issues.
        Otherwise, It could have been passed off as a super efficient hot water heater.

        Likely will require 10’s of 1000’s of individual module hours & millions of accumulated operation hours.
        A Couple years minimum.

  • Ophelia Rump

    Seriously? With your logic at the end of the next six years, it will be another decade, then another 20 years and on to infinity. Has Rossi really done nothing but talk for the last six years in your opinion?
    No don’t answer that was a rhetorical question, I have no desire to hear your response.

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    • GreenWin

      Using a cellulose base for desalination is a good idea if it works. Trouble might be what to do with the saline cellulose biomass.

  • jousterusa

    I would think such extensive facilities would be open to an occasional visiting journalist.

    • Omega Z

      I’m not aware of Industrial Heat having any major facilities & Equipment.
      I strongly suspect they are in collaboration with other entities in this development process.
      Note that Siemens has a world class manufacturing plant about 2 hours from Raleigh N.C & (IH/Research Triangle)headquarters. Charlotte, N.C. is about a 150 miles away. Over 1 million square feet of manufacturing floor space.

      A 1 stop shop of Power Generating. Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Generators all produced at a single plant. All components designed on location for matched assembly. Nothing to farm out to other plants. A Co-Generation manufacturer. Combined Heat & Power. CHP as mentioned by Rossi.

      Note with Tom Darden’s association thru Cherokee, Multiple Entities could be involved in the Hot Cat development. Most within the Triangle.

  • clovis ray

    It wouldn’t surprise me if they have been building e-cats as fast as possible and already have plants of different sizes ready to launch when the report is out,

    • Jimr

      It sure would surprise me.

    • Bernie777

      If you remember Rossi has said they are picking their initial customers very carefully.

  • E-dog

    All very interesting but it would be lovely if these guys (Rossi and Co) got with the times and shared some tangible information…
    who knows these guys might have some insights or visa-versa. Stop behaving like little kids in the play ground and let the cat out a the bag.. please?.
    Seems like there could be some connection with LENR? who knows..

  • Gerard McEk

    I used to work in a lab like that with many young and intelligent colleagues with great vehemence. The lab was extremely well equipped and had a healthy budget. From it a multi billion company rose, still healthy and top-class in the world. Let us hope that Adrea works under similar conditions, then something beautiful may emerge.