Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2015 Reflections and 2016 Predictions

Dear E-Cat World Readers,

I’d like to extend my best wishes to you all for this holiday season, and thank you for coming here to read and comment. It’s a pleasure to host this site, and the task never gets tiring. I keep learning from the news, posts, comments and messages I get from you all.

We do a lot of speculating and prognosticating here, and why not? There’s a lot to speculate about! So I’d like to put up this thread

2015 has been a very interesting year for me. As far as the E-Cat goes, there’s been no major breakthrough announced, as most of Andrea Rossi’s time has been taken up with hidden work at his test plant site, but from all I have learned, I am still very hopeful that the Rossi Effect is real and an important breakthrough in practical energy technology. There have been various clues and anonymous whisperings that point to that, but I think the most important information on how things are going has come from Rossi’s right hand man, Fulvio Fabiani, who spoke to Mats Lewan about some of his experiences working on the E-Cat — and it’s clear that he thinks we are on the verge of something very important and special with the E-Cat.

My 2016 prediction for the E-Cat is that we’ll find out that the 1MW plant passed its test, but I am unsure about whether we’ll see working products on the market next year, since we know there still are practical problems to solve in terms of E-Cat reliability and also a huge manufacturing effort to be set up even if the E-Cat is ready for market.

What will be most interesting to learn is whether 2016 will be another year of behind-the-scenes progress, or if an effort will be made for a publicity push if the plant passes its test.

I have been pleasantly surprised that Steorn has finally come out of hiding and is beginning to commercialize its Orbo technology. Personally I feel Orbo could end up in the spotlight this year if the technology turns out to work as claimed, and I think it could turn out to be an interesting competitor to LENR in the advanced energy field. Right now I think that having working consumer Orbo products ready would put Steorn at a distinct advantage over any LENR players — but still we await shipment of the first Orbo products before we can know for sure how they work. My thinking about Orbo is that if it really is an energy generating (as opposed to energy harvesting) technology, there is a great deal of room for improvement, and it could be really revolutionary.

So, I’m looking forward very much to seeing how things develop in 2016. If you have reflections on 2015, or predictions for 2016 that you’d like to share, post away!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all, and thanks for the continued support and engagement!


  • Axil Axil

    A leading LENR experimentalist and a creative thinker, Dr. Leonid Urutskoev states:

    “The existing LENR theories are still naive. We are faced with a fundamentally new phenomenon I became convinced that the proposed theories will not be able to explain LENR an entirely new vector (i.e. a new direction) and a new dimension have to be introduced.”

    On connecting the dots, both the Holmlid and LeClair experiments shows that there is a disintegration of nucleons occurring thereby producing meson by-products of all kinds. This leads to the proposition that analog monopoles are producing disruption of the color force in the affected nuclei. Monopole fields are connected to non-associative quantum mechanics. This unusual quantum behavior is occurring on LENR. What this then leads us to is a realization that a new kind of physics applies that has its origins in string theory called TOPOLOGICAL GEOMETRODYNAMICS. This system postulates that reality is a completely geometrical layered structure where the plank constant changes based on the level of reality that we are interested in. Just understanding this stuff entails a lifetime of effort, but based on the weird stuff that LENR occasionally is showing us, some far out completely off the wall descriptions of a new reality is in order.

  • US_Citizen71
    • Agaricus

      I don’t think there is any potential for free flight as is implied, and in any case wouldn’t want to be aloft when the batteries give out under the 270 HP output. This gadget clearly depends on the ‘ground effect’ and would work much better with a flexible ‘skirt’ like other hovercraft. Fun for a few rich kids though.

      • US_Citizen71

        Definitely! But this toy for the rich can ‘fly’ nearly 30 times longer than Flyer 1 did December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk. You have to start somewhere and this design clearly shows that science fiction is catching up to reality. Now I just want my ‘Mr. Fusion’!


  • georgehants
  • Optimist

    Happy holidays everyone. This has been an interesting year in the energy sector with the oil prices pluming and the Paris meeting ready to set obligatory goals that are a mission impossible without breakthrough in energy technology inovations. On the LENR side the easy Parkhomov replications was a surprise, how hard it proved then to replicate Parkhomov was even more of a surprise and the lack of new publication from the Elforsk/Lugano team was a downer. The new approach by Leif Holmlid and Sveinn Olafsson forming Rindberg material using a simple setup and then getting particle radiation in form of muons and higher energy particles with the associated energy release by braking it up with a relatively low energy laser got in my opinion far too little attention as the result demonstrated a true, unexpected, repeatable, measurable and therefore undeniable proof for low energy nuclear reaction. Hope we get a replication next year in some of the better equipped labs so that the world can stop speculating if LENR is real or not.

  • georgehants

    Morning, Thank everybody for their good wishes, just like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and super new year and of course our hard working Frank and ECW lookers and commenters and everybody and everything in existence.

  • LuFong

    It’s certainly been a very exciting year. Frank’s ECW website has kept everyone abreast of what has happened and I appreciate all the effort Frank and his readership have provided in helping to understand the mystery of the E-Cat. While 2015 did not quite get us as far along in terms of replications as I had hoped that only means that 2016 is bound to be even more eventful! Happy holidays and best wishes to all in the coming new year.

  • TomR

    First I would like to say Merry Christmas to Frank and all the readers of ECW. Second I would like to ask for Bob Greenyer, builditnow, Clovis Ray and bachcole’s opinion on how long they think, it would take for the future to be now, if MFMP were able to do the following things:
    Sell a set of drawings of an open source LENR device with a cop of 6 or greater.
    Provide a material list and sources for the materials.
    A list of safety precautions.
    I think 2016 would be a year that would go down in history as one of the greatest leaps forward for mankind ever.

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    Nowadays for me the whole Cold Fusion / LENR thing is more about the journey than the results. Most of us probably believe in the new fire based on all the facts out there, but we also learned that it doesn’t come easy. So while I think that eventually the new fire will break through, it may still take a while to finally become mainstream. You see, that’s part of my journey to realize that what you wish is not always what will be reality. I would have loved to see CF become reality much sooner but that just doesn’t happen: things are much too complicated for that to happen shortly. Anyways, I just want all of you to know that I still follow the site and the people on it and rejoice in the exchange of knowledge and wisdom you all give.

    So happy Christmas and a fine new year to all of you.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Thankyou to everyone that comes here to contribute and to discuss and analyse this fascinating scientific field.

    A special thanks to Frank for staying the course through every twist and turn and for keeping a level head.

    Happy Christmas and New Year to all.

    Let’s see the New Fire lit together!

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Wow it’s almost 2016. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. I even did a crazy little experiment (if you want to dignify it with that word) in 1990:
    Just for fun I made a really dilute solution of boric acid (from the drug store) and distilled water (front the supermarket) and painted a thin film of it onto about a two inch square portion of the groves of a long playing vinyl record with a cotton swab. After it dried, I placed the record on some Styrofoam, then placed two Popsicle
    sticks on opposite sides of the painted square (to make a little gap between the meter and the record) and placed an alpha meter (my cousin had a radon testing business at the time) on top of the sticks. I placed a charge on the record with an antistatic gun. I must have been totally delirious but it seemed as if I was getting a few more clicks above background on the alpha meter than when the meter was placed on the unpainted part of the record.

    I WASN’T ABLE TO REPRODUCE IT and I don’t remember the details. I was just having fun.

    B(11) + p > 3He(4) ?
    I doubt it.

    Merry Christmas

    • Alan DeAngelis

      Pardon me

      …FROM the drug supermarket…

      Now I remember. I was thinking about the following coupled chain reactions.
      B(11) + p > 3He(4) 8.68 MeV

      B(10) + He(4) > C(13) + p 4.06 MeV

      OK. I’ll shut up now.

      Enjoy the holiday.

  • Mats002

    Happy holidays to all! 2016 will bring new exciting surprises to discuss and investigate, the LENR drama will play out on a much larger scene but the hard core followers will keep hanging here at ECW.

  • Brokeeper

    I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a breakthrough 2016 New Year to all.
    Thanks to Frank’s leadership, a sense of brotherhood prevails here at ECW. I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing journey with you all.

    I predict LENR headline news and scientific exoneration for Andrea Rossi and P&F’s Cold Fusion by end of 2016.

  • Leo Kaas

    I wish everyone a happy holiday season and an exciting 2016.

  • NT

    This site is my first stop upon awakening and my last stop before retiring and is always interesting because of Frank’s dedication and all the good commenting. Mats Lewan is wonderful and really adds encouragement with his interviews, books and comments. Thanks all and Happy Holidays!

  • Thanks Frank and my compliments to you for running ECW. We will remember these days when your website was the meeting point for those following the latest news in this field. Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New #Energy Year 2016. I’m sure it will be exciting!

  • Ged

    Have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

  • f saedei

    Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to Andrea, Frank and all the contributors to this site. Throughout the future may we all look back at our inputs that helped lead to the interest and success of LENR and E-Cat World.

  • Dods

    Happy christmas Frank, and to everyone of you open minded mothers that post on this forum. Cant wait to see what 2016 brings.

  • Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice Frank and All.

    My prediction for 2016 is many people will wake up to the idea of living in a tree-house. Very economical and it’s footprint can be easily erased.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    This is the game changer. LENR will take off now that IP can be patented.
    If the senile creeps who run the world don’t start WWIII, we’ll be OK.

    Happy Holidays

    • bachcole

      I don’t run the world, but I am a senile creep. Does that count. (:->)

      • Alan DeAngelis

        Me too but we (I’m assuming you), although we may be dreaming of a white Christmas, aren’t spraying tens of millions of tons of aluminum oxide into the atmosphere. So, I’d say no, we don’t count. But I
        don’t know about this guy.
        Marry Christmas

        • Alan DeAngelis

          Speaking of senility.
          MERRY Christmas

        • Owen Geiger

          That’s definitely a chemtrail.

  • Billy Jackson

    My predictions for 2016.

    LENR will continue its march forward despite the results of any single test.

    I think that we will find that any failure of the year long test will be more a result of the failure in engineering of the equipment than the fundamental basics of the technology.

    Due to cheap oil i think the pressure is off at the moment for the push to find cheaper alternatives as such the impact and social push that the e-cat could have had at 5.00 a gallon gasoline will be lessened as people will willing except 1.70 a gallon (USA). I expect this trend to continue for several months..i don’t see 5.00 a gallon this coming public pressure is not as formidable.

    I also suspect that the team with IH will grow larger in the latter half of the year.

    Last but not least i think that we will begin to hear more excitement and test results out of multiple labs that extend across several countries as they encounter more and more success. Unfortunately i do not believe that we will see a commercially viable product available to the public this coming year.. all plants will still be experimental and hand crafted for individual customers for testing purposes only.

    short of a break through. i think that the incremental march forward will continue for the foreseeable future. I have been wrong before. i will be wrong again 🙂

  • Stephen

    This was all a great new discovery for me this year starting with this great site from Frank. I wish you all the best for an amazing 2016 and the years ahead. And best happy Christmas and Holiday greetings to all of you.

  • artefact

    Dinner – done. Unpacking presents – done. Checking ECW – ongoing 🙂

    I hope, even if the new fire will be released eventually, all of you stay addicted to this site in the comming years.

  • US_Citizen71

    Happy Holidays to All!

    I believe next year will be full of exciting news for the E-Cat and LENR in general. The soon to complete test of the 1MW plant I think will fulfill Darden’s stated need of exemplary proof of the Rossi Effect he needs to go public in a big way. A major public annoucement will force other players to go public in big ways as well.

    As for Steorn and the Orbo if it works as advertised it’s core technology will help push the search for new non-conventional sources of power. But as a product it’s adoption is going to be very much as a niche product. An Orbo in it’s current form and technology development level that can produce enough energy to power my toaster on demand would be bigger than my refrigerator and cost more than my house. It will be awhile before it competes with any form of power generation in a meaningful way.

    My Santa bring us all good news and cheer for the new year.

  • I wish the best to those many who work underground to close agreements, partnerships, to create LENR labs.

    This year was full of tiny news and great underground moves.

    the opposition to LENR awareness is huge, because it expose huge weaknesses of our system, so don’t expect it to be simple and fast.

  • Gerard McEk

    All the best wishes for you too, Frank. I do hope to see positive results. That will help with my LENR promotion presentations. I also hope that the mainstream media will pick up LENR in a positive way next year.
    I believe that if it is proven that the 1 MW plant works reliable enough, Orbo will have a hard time to get their product to the market.

  • Jonnyb

    I hope you all have a great Christmas and Wonderful New Year. I have said something similar for a year or two now, so let’s hope that next year this story breaks and the world knows that LENR is a viable reality and will change the world for the better. 2015 has been very good for LENR we are now not so much talking about ‘is it a rea effect’ but ‘is it a usable effect’. Thanks Frank for keeping this site going, much appreciated.

  • Sanjeev

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you too Frank, and to all the awesome people here on ECW.

    Next year is surely full of excitement and nail biting suspense. As usual we remain glued to our seats watching this extraordinary drama and helping whenever we can.

    The next two events to watch are obviously the announcement of test results of E-Cat and the reveal of Orbo’s secrets. All the best to Rossi and to all LENR researchers and also to all alternative and exotic energy researchers.