Andrea Rossi Releases Photos of 1MW LENR / Cold Fusion E-Cat Plant [Update #2 ‘Gift to our Readers’]

Thanks to David Nygren of the LENR Forum for posting here today about a new website: http://andrea-rossi.com which has seemingly just appeared. It bills itself as the  ‘Official Website’, of Andrea Rossi, although it’s not quite clear who is the publisher.

UPDATE #2 (Feb 18, 2015)

Rossi wrote on the JONP about why he released these pictures, and also a little about what was not shown:

John:
I wanted to make a gift to our Readers. Obviously on course of the tests that we are making something will change, but the scope of the photos is not to disclose particulars that we deem critical.
The plant is much more complex than appears in the photos, but they give an idea of the thing, though. No more photos will be produced until the tests will be finished.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

UPDATE #1 (Feb 18, 2015)

Andrea Rossi made several statements confirming the authenticity of the picture on the JONP. Here is one:

Mark Saker:
These photos, published on my personal website, have been made months ago in Raleigh’s factory, during the final phases of the manufacturing .
Warm Regards,
A.R.

It does have some interesting pictures of what seem to be a new E-Cat Plant. Perhaps this is from the current plant? Here are a few:

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The only two people I recognize in the picture are Rossi himself, and Fulvio Fabiani, an engineer who has worked with Rossi for some years now, and we know he has been working in the United States. I am sure there will be plenty of sleuthing about these picture now!

It does seem that all that we see in these pictures is housed within the walls of a shipping container — which is what Rossi has said is the case — and things seem more uniform than what we saw with the ‘tin foil’ covered reactors in pictures of the earlier plants that was built in Italy.

The rest of the pictures:

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And this picture is from the main page of the Andrea-Rossi.com site:

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  • psi2u2

    Thanks Bachole. I notice that Felipe did not respond to the content of your posting or acknowledge the relevance of Dr. McKubre’s expertise. O well, you tried anyway.

    • bachcole

      Cockroaches hate light.

  • greggoble

    No UL approval is required for industrial use, the many hours of operation is a step in that direction (future home use). I don’t completely understand the disappointment, unpractical commercial product, the wrong track, or un-visionary followers angle.

    The best my mind can wrap around in understanding this Steve is an analogy to the Wright Bros plane, a design which quickly became obsolete, and their company which wasn’t that successful, and the other companies which were highly successful due to quickly advancing improvements in engineering and working theoretical models.

    With that in mind… Seldon Technologies probably has a solid state advanced LENRgy product to surprise us all with and Liviu Popa Simil is certainly an impressive example of solid state LENRgy improved design concepts (extremely scalable). Other recent patent claims in improved LENRgy designs include harvesting those heavy elektrons in a manner that delivers current, a nicely ordered flow of electrons emanating from the low energy nuclear reactive environment.

    LENR is not a narrow band set of physical phenomenon.

    Hmmm… Yes, consideration of new and improved designs makes sense. Nothing here says that the folks working with Rossi are aware of this. Nothing here shows that the folks working with Rossi are working on it. Yet they might be… hmmmm.

  • psi2u2

    No, of course I’m just a blind believer. Duh.

  • psi2u2

    Steven,

    You just said, based on some internet photos, “my issue is that the design is not commercially practical.” Either modify that statement in accordance with the reality that you have almost no basis to make such a judgement, or stand by what you said. Modifying your position by saying “I will let history pass judgement” is just evasion.

    History will pass judgement. In the meantime, it might be useful to refrain from statements like “not commercially practical.” You don’t know that and can’t know it.

  • curious

    That the machine is built does not ensure it works. Let’s see.

    If you look at the picture of the inside of the plant, I think Rossi was standing behind the left rack of modules, way at the back. Behind Rossi you can see the four red controller boxes that appear are visible in front of the right rack, and there must be four more behind the left rack.

    The three cubes are Cindy, Sandy and Wendy. It looks like Wendy is connected to both Cindy and Sandy (you can see two sets of holes on the back of Wendy). Cindy and Sandy must be dedicated to each half of the plant.

    The back of Cindy shows five yellow labels on the connectors. Another photo shows that the labels are “Out 49-54 Zone” “Out 37-48 Zone” “Out 25-36 Zone” So each box controls 54 modules.

    Cindy and Sandy have large 24-pin power connectors, two wires for each of the 12 zones. Those must send the electrical power to each module. I guess the boxes are full of triac controllers.

    There are two switches with a lot of blue Ethernet-type cables. I guess they have a dedicated controller for each module and they use Ethernet to connect.

    The red boxes with LCD displays must be metering pumps, similar to this one.

    http://www.advantagecontrols.com/products.php?category_id=3&products_id=6

    Sorry if I bore you. It is frustrating that there is so little information to be extracted from the photos. On the other hand, knowing how the reactors work the setup is quite straightforward except replicated one hundred times.

  • Ged

    AKA you have no idea nor backing to your proclinations. The design is cheap, mobile, and modular. The Military would love it, and dispersal across the commercial world would be fast and cheap as no large scale building constructions are necessary.

    You should look at what the inside of a modern day power plant looks like; it should give a useful frame of reference for contextualization.

  • Casey

    From my experience with the machine assembly, I see it easer to work with access from every side of builded machine and then move into container where is not much space to work.

  • Felipe

    I saw no cold fusion, and maybe there is not any lenr too, how you can believe this guy Frank Acland? he does not have any proof or evidence, just a fanciful mind.

    • psi2u2

      I see that you may be new here, Felipe?

  • http://magicmusicandmore.com/ Barry

    Huh?

  • Agaricus

    In the ‘Rossi’ photo there appear to be two areas of heavy alteration, just inside the rack that AR is standing in front of – they are at head and waist height, just inside the vertical rack support.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Outside the yellow container, behind the door opening, there is a large cardboard box with the writing “Schneider Electric”. (It needs some adjustments in brightness and contrast to see it.)

    Schneider Electric is a big multinational enterprise with its headquarters in France. They are selling electrical equipment, among others “installation components for energy management” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_Electric ).

    For those who like speculations, Schneider acquired Areva’s Transmission & distribution sector in 2010. Rossi has recently mentioned Areva (http://www.ecat-thenewfire.com/blog/enel-early-refusal-towards-lenr/#comment-149 ) and stated that he is “in constant contact” with Dr. Pierre Clauzon, who appears to be a retired Areva scientist ( http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/pierre-clauzon/45/a55/280 ).

    So it would not be too far-fetched to connect some of the dots. Schneider Electric might be just a supplier of parts, but it does not seem impossible that there is a closer relationship between them and Rossi’s company.

  • US_Citizen71

    Probably done to hide a logo, the resolution of the photo isn’t high enough to learn much of anything about what is being built on it. Good catch.