New Photo of E-Cat Plant Published

For whatever reason, Andrea Rossi and his team are keeping interest in the 1MW E-Cat plant alive. We have already seen some photos of the plant under construction, and now Rossi is promising another picture of the plant on location.

A reader on the Journal of Nuclear Physics reminded Rossi that he had said that he would publish a photo of the plant, and Rossi responded positively:

Andrea Rossi
May 24th, 2015 at 8:35 PM
Noe Cozzolino:
We are preparing a photo, it is not easy: our specialists must limit the definition to forbid enlargements, avoid to show confidential particulars, eliminate particulars that could identify the place, etc etc: it is not easy, our photos are always a compromise and such have to remain until the test on course will have been completed.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I asked Rossi if the photo would be published on Andrea-Rossi.com and he responded, “Yes. I think this week.”

So that’s something for E-Cat enthusiasts to look forward to, although it sounds like they will be taking every precaution to makes sure no confidential information will be revealed. Still, this would open the door a crack more on the inner workings of Rossi and Industrial Heat. There is still a general skepticism about Andrea Rossi, and cpmmercial grade LENR/Cold fusion in the world at large, and every new piece of information can help a little to show a clearer picture.

Of course one photo would not give any indication of how well the plant works — and we are constantly reminded that the results of the test could be positive or negative.

UPDATE: Here’s the new photo of Rossi with his plant.

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  • LCD

    https://youtu.be/rLDgQg6bq7o

    If you’ve never seen it

  • Albert D. Kallal

    Cute – quite sure that is the START button!

    Start the reactor! – free the people (gee, anyone remember the first Total Recall?)

    Albert D. Kallal
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

  • Sanjeev

    Boiling water ?

  • ecatworld

    Andrea Rossi
    May 27th, 2015 at 8:27 AM
    Frank Acland:
    Many well distincted sounds, each of them being important to us. I cannot disclose further. Like a physician with the human body, multiple information is given by a stethoscope, not just one.
    Depending on the position I put the stethoscope, I can compose a spectrum of information that T probes, P probes, Flowmeters cannot give. I learnt this about 10 years ago, when I was working in the oil refinery of ENI of Sannazzaro Dei Burgundi ( Italy) on a Diesel generator (GENSET). Their chief mechanic, a very experienced one, teached to me to use the stethoscope to listen all the internal sounds of the engine, associating a specific information to any sound. I discovered this way problems otherwise hidden; so I am doing now with Her.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    • Ted-X

      Rossi might be listening to the lower harmonics sounds of the ultrasound, if he uses ultrasound capable to create nuclear resonance (at about 1 MHZ, depending on the element). Nuclear acoustic resonance might be the missing ingredient.
      … Just speculating.

  • Teemu Soilamo

    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

  • Teemu Soilamo

    Dr. Rossi. LOLOL

  • artefact

    Looks like 4 x 250KW boxes. ( m 2 x 0.3 x 0.7 )
    In the next row there should be the 4 redundant…

    “Paul May 26th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
    Andrea,
    Shouldn’t we be calling the shipping container a 2 MW plant, or are
    you not using all the e-cat modules shown? (56 ~20 KW modules vs 4 250
    KW modules)
    Better is the bane of good-enough, but good-enough is a time dependent condition.
    Paul”

    “Andrea Rossi May 26th, 2015 at 6:41 PM
    Paul:
    All I can say is that we are producing 1 MWh/h of thermal energy. The plant is redundant.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.”

    • Observer

      The 56 ~20KW boxes is the redundancy for the four 125KW boxes.
      Out of the roughly 2MW capacity, Rossi is only using 1MW.

      The latest photo is not the first time we have seen the 125KW boxes.

      • artefact

        “not the first time”: mhh, I can’t remember. Do you know where that was?

  • http://renewable.50webs.com/ Christopher Calder

    Rossi’s first electricity generating Hot-Cat will need a cheap electricity storage device such as this new Canadian built graphene super-capacitor that, if real, will make Tesla’s home battery packs obsolete even before they hit the market.

    CEO, Gary Monaghan: “Currently the cost to manufacture a lithium battery is about $500 (USD) per/ kWh. Tesla recently announced a Super Factory to be built in Nevada, with a promise to get the price of lithium batteries down to $150 USD per kWh by 2020, our current cost estimated for this type of graphene base supercapacitor is about $100 per kWh today and we feel confident we should be able to cut this pricing in half by the end of 2015”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sunvault-energy-and-edison-power-company-create-massive-10000-farad-graphene-supercapacitor-2015-05-06

    • Bob Greenyer

      Very interesting article.

      Presumably, being called a “Super-capacitor” they can be charged very quickly?

    • Private Citizen

      Capacitors are notoriously leaky, doubtful this will replace batteries for anything but fairly short-term storage. Hope they have solved the leakage problem, but see no evidence of that. That said, caps are fine for regenerative breaking and power buffering or devices where fast charging is a tradeoff v. long battery life.

      Looked at Sunvault and Supervault websites and don’t see any super-capacitor products currently available.

  • curious

    I’m thoroughly unimpressed. Let’s disclose some useful information for once.

  • pelgrim108

    There is some likeness with the unilateral phase detractors for the inverse reactive current synchronizing the cardinal gram-meters.

    • LCD

      Lol

  • Billy Jackson

    Pretty sure i am gonna get some strange looks my first time going to home depot to buy an e-cat.. Gonna march strait up to the first employee and say i am here to buy a cat… and when he tells me they don’t sell cats i am gonna go up and down every isle till i find it yelling “here kitty kitty” …

  • Gerard McEk

    The sound of music! 😉

  • Stephen

    I wonder if it’s the e-cats purr or its heart beat he is listening to? 🙂 it’s a great picture. To me it shows his strong dedication. All the best to you Andrea Rossi.

  • http://lenrftw.net LENR G

    This is like a Beatles album cover.

  • GreenWin

    Wait. Careful analysis by optical forensics indicates a solenoid labeled, “Red Planet Products.” What the devil does that mean?

    • Thomas Kaminski

      What part of the image is it in?

      • GreenWin

        I don’t have clearance to say. 🙁

  • GreenWin

    Andy, you seem confused about Mahatma Gandhi’s reason for boycotting products. Ghandi’s boycotts were aimed at British products which undermined Indian products. His general recommendation was for Indians to boycott British goods and buy Indian equivalents.

    “He holds all the cards? Not exactly. AR holds the E-Cat card, the only commercial LENR prototype in the open. Given the number of black programs interested in high density energy, it’s fair to think many more advanced versions of LENR are up and running under the cover of secrecy.

    “Commercial boycott is a powerful tool that can bring the mighty to their knees.” Your endorsement of Industrial Heat’s might and power is admirable, if somewhat premature. 🙂

  • Andre Blum

    annotated control box. who can add more?

    The relay board left in the enclosure looks much like one I found on http://www.robot-electronics.co.uk/

    • Andre Blum

      BTW, on one of the earlier photo’s this same relay board can be seen, but interesting enough, the board was photoshopped green to hide the detail. I hadn’t noticed that before.

      • Bob Greenyer

        Nice spot Andre

    • BroKeeper

      I trust its hacker-proof: “A new feature has been added that allows the digital inputs to remotely control relays or digital outputs on ETH002, ETH008, ETH484 or ETH8020. This offers the opportunity to construct a system where an input can control an output ‘anywhere on the earth’ provided both locations are connected to the network/internet. “

  • AdrianAshfield

    Tom,
    Do you believe it works yet? You must be glad you didn’t take me up on the several bets I offered.

  • EEStorFanFibb

    bah, one photo!? That’s nothing. 🙂 Joking!

    But today EEStor released a 17 minute video of its factory!

    PRESS RELEASE: EEStor Corporation Invites Stakeholders to View Recently Completed Facility Tour Video

    TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 26, 2015) – EEStor Corporation (formerly ZENN Motor Company Inc.) (TSX VENTURE:ESU) (the “Company”), today made available for viewing, a comprehensive video tour of its state of the art prototype production facility in Cedar Park, Texas. The tour is conducted by Dick Weir, Chief Science Officer of the subsidiary EEStor, Inc. (“EEStor”). The video is available for viewing at http://www.eestor.us. or at http://www.eestor.us./assets/eestor_walkthrough_3.mp4

    Ian Clifford, CEO of the Company, stated: “I’m pleased to provide our stakeholders with
    a thorough and detailed look at the high level of sophistication, automation and technological aspects at our facility in Cedar Park, Texas.”

    EEStor is in the process of completing fully dried and encapsulated high-voltage robotic
    stacks of its capacitor technology. Once completed and independently certified, production prototypes would then be ready for EEStor’s joint venture partners and customers to conduct their own validation and performance testing.

    About EEStor Corporation

    The Company’s mission is to be the provider of leading edge electrical energy storage and
    related capacitor technologies. The Company operates on the principle and belief that a fundamental breakthrough in energy storage will be the catalyst for positive environmental and economic change globally. The Company’s current business strategy is focused on licensing and partnership opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries and applications building on its recent technology achievements with capacitors.

    The Company holds an approximate 71.3% as-converted equity and voting interest and certain
    technology rights to a solid-state capacitor and related energy storage technologies currently under development by EEStor. The acquisition of the controlling interest in EEStor aligns the businesses of both companies and now allows the Company to benefit from other revenue streams that should be available to EEStor, including applications throughout the capacitor industry and not limited to high density energy storage applications.

    EEStor’s capacitor and energy storage technology is still under development and a number of further development milestones must be achieved before commercial viability can be
    fully established. There are significant risks associated with the development of new technologies such as EEStor’s capacitor and energy storage technology and readers are directed to the “Risk Factors” disclosed in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form filed on SEDAR.

    full PR here: http://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=75708721&qm_symbol=ESU

    discussion found here: chatwing.com/eestorchat.

    Thanks Frank.

    • L’olibrius

      Let it go Fibb. Just let it go. You’ll be happier.

      • EEStorFanFibb

        if i was any happier it would be criminal

    • pelgrim108

      Nice video,great to see them having a factory. Here is a video that might interest you about the road to a 1 MegaFarad Supercapacitor from Robert Murray-Smith
      xxx*youtube*com/watch?v=8TkwoHgkuR0

      • EEStorFanFibb

        thanks and thanks again.

  • Obvious

    He does look tanned. So he must get out during the daytime.

  • Sanjeev

    A doctor diagnosing a cat.

  • Private Citizen

    Colorful fellow, has a good since of humor, and an impressive looking machine. Good luck to Rossi, be he positive or negative.

  • Observer
    • Obvious

      He looks older.

  • ecatworld

    Andrea Rossi
    May 26th, 2015 at 10:41 AM
    To the curious Readers:
    Between today and tomorow will be published a photo made yesterday in the 1 MW plant in operation.
    The photo will be published on http://www.andrea-rossi.com
    Hope will be interesting. Obviously the photo has been processed to dissolve if enlarged and confidential particulars have been obscured.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    • Sanjeev

      I enlarged it easily and it did not “dissolve” 😀

  • Gerard McEk

    Maybe this is the way to ensure that he will be recognized for his ground breaking work to bring LENR to the market, it will help to grow his ego. This sounds negative, but I think that without people with an ego and perseverance and self esteem as he has, the Ecat would never have been developed.

  • Pekka Janhunen

    To me, too cheap to meter and too cheap to reverse engineer imply too cheap to boycott.

  • MarcIrvin

    Can any public figure that warrants media attention hide the location of the factory they work at in this day and age?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.walker.7140 Ian Walker

      Hi all

      In reply to MarcIrvin

      All the people currently working on Rossi’s plant will end up very rich, as long as they do not scupper their chances by premature release of information. They are probably on a percentage. The NDA’s people will have signed mean any money they could get out of leaking information as well as their current wealth, house and future earnings would all be at risk from a leak of information.Those kind of monetary incentives tend to keep people from leaking information.

      I suppose there may also be national security implications. It would not be impossible to include aspects of this under a defence contract, thereby making any leak a serious criminal offence. Most business’s above a certain size here in the UK have a Government contract or two enabling that business to have its staff sign the Official Secrets Act. I would not be surprised if US based companies followed a similar policy when required.

      Kind Regards walker

    • mcloki

      Rossie isn’t much of a media figure. This isn’t being talked about in the main stream media and even the media that follows the “Fringe” energy scene is divided. When they do a demonstration of the plant, things will change, until then. It’s the posters on the website and s few people on the facebook page.

    • Omega Z

      That you ask this question & in the pretext that you ask it says Yes.

  • http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/ barty

    He better should publish some hints how to get a successfull replication running…

    • Fred

      Listen!

      • Mats002

        Yes! This can be a hint from him that sound is a signal useful for knowing the state of reaction, why not?

  • Daniel Maris

    Something I suppose arouses as much suspicion as it dispels. Still, wiill be interesting to see.