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  1. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Thank you for your insight.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  2. Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    I understand. Thanks
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  3. Andrea Rossi

    Albert N.:
    Thank you for the information.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  4. AlbertN

    Dr. Rossi,
    I think I know why some readers are not seeing some of the comments/answers. For some reason the posts between May 23 and May 26 were under the old ‘To Understand The Basics Of Black Hole Cosmology’ section rather than here.

    I always double check on : http://rossilivecat.com/

    Warm Regards,
    AlbertN

  5. Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea and others,

    I think the reason for ‘missing’ posts is not that they are missing, but they are being made on a previous thread. People have been asking questions on this one, and the JONP article before this one, and Andrea has been responding in both places. If you look at both threads, all the questions and answers are there.

    Kind regards,

    Frank Acland

  6. James Rovnak

    Andre just some things that have been keeping me awake at night for your information.
    Denis I still think you have a control/process problem in a high non-linearity area. When you bump into LENR its like lighting a match. The decay times in these isotopes delivering energy are on the order of seconds. Look Rossi is able to run in the self sustaining mode now for long periods of time. This means the controller has no effect on his process at that point & probably before. This is a very sudden high gain area you are entering. You couldn’t reach 1200 set point because LENR was active below it. So you slowly come up to the ignition temperature of LENR & when you try & go above it the match goes off so to say. Temperature is thrown above set-point & controller attempts to shutdown; if ignition point is below set point say 950 C so you probably won’t go much lower if any. That’s why I think controller was acting as it did; what are your thoughts? The ignition point is probably self regulating with a very tight large gain ie you can shut power off without affecting temperature much around say 950 C but when controller is full out put you could more than double fuel element temperature & I don’t think that would have much effect on self regulating LENR Fire? Could you send me you email address I’d like to try these ideas with you, Sergie & me356 as I admire your efforts & wish I were young again. I ounce worked on the Nuclear Rocket which would have put us on Elon Musk’s Mars but the Vietnam War intervened & what a tragedy that was? The thermal time constants of the system radiation heat transfer, vaporization & condensation of hydride, & controller tuning are working in the minutes area to filter things. The 15 second pulsating light oscillation at night during & at the end of Denis Vasilenko’s run the other day was beautiful to behold, was it not?

    Jim

    PS I’ve thought a little more about thermal system steady state temperature versus power current from controller. As you rise in power temperature follows until you get to LENR ignition point them it jumps up quite a bit on the way back down power can go to zero ( Rossi ssm) and you will still be at ignition temp which could be below set point, This is a sharp process S shaped curve of very high gain that controller can’t handle stabilily very well if at all! Just think about it for a while & get back to me when you have a minute.
    I’ll try & copy this to Sergei & me 356.

    Sent a copy of this to Parkhomov & thought about one to Ross whom we all admire I’m sure?

    Best Regards Andrea Keep to the progress, the world needs your product!

  7. Andrea Rossi

    The photo has been published on http://www.andrea-rossi.com

  8. eernie1

    Dear Andrea,
    What Giannino is asking is the same thing that I have experienced. All the blogs after may 23rd at 4:08 do not appear on my site until the blog at may 26th at 9:09. I am now receiving all the subsequent blogs. Is there a reason and have any other readers asked about this?
    Regards.

  9. Andrea Rossi

    Eernie1:
    I am very surprised and also worried about what you and Giannino wrote: no other Reader signaled to me the same experience, yet. All I can say is that many comments have been published between May 23rd and 26th. I do not know what to say. Maybe the usual imbecile is trying to hack on us…we will check.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  10. Paul

    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

  11. Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    All I can say is that we are producing 1 MWh/h of thermal energy. The plant is redundant.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  12. Fyodor

    “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,”

  13. Andrea Rossi

    Fyodor:
    No! It is not a “botton”, it is the sensor of the stethoscope that I use to hear well the sounds coming from inside: every sound for me is an information. The stethoscope is precious.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  14. Paul

    Andrea,

    The e-cat module you are listening too in the recently published picture; is that a 250 KW module?

    staying stoked,

    Paul

  15. Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    I am not allowed to answer to this question.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  16. Paul

    Andrea,

    Does your family associate itself with a specific “Rossi” coat of arms?

    There are many Rossi coat of arms images on google, most of them with a rampant lion (symbolizing undying courage) and the color red (symbolizing eagerness to serve, warrior & martyr).

    Paul

  17. Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    Rampant Lyon on Red color.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  18. Fyodor

    “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,”

    Is that the “on” button for the plant that you are pressing in the picture?

  19. Andrea Rossi

    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 it will be interesting. Obviously the photo has been processed to dissolve if enlarged and confidential particulars have been obscured.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  20. Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    1- yes we have
    2- COP increases with T
    3- no
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  21. Andrea Rossi

    Giannino Ferro Casagrande:
    What do you mean 3 days of nothing ? During these three days we worked like slaves! Besides, this blog published many comments. Probably you were disconnected.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  22. Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    We know that you have a low temperature eCat (thermal output temperature around 120C) and a Hot eCat (thermal temperature around 1200C).

    1. Have you investigated or developed a mid-range eCat unit, say 300 – 400C?
    2. Should you either have done so or project forward what it would be like, are there advantages of a mid-range eCat or using a Hot eCat with an appropriate heat exchanger to output at the mid-range temperatures, such as improved effective COP?
    3. Would or does the mid-range eCat off other advantages compared to a Hot eCat implementation?

  23. Giannino Ferro Casagrande

    Tre giorni nulla . Cos’è successo ?
    Giannino da Udine !
    Three days of nothing: what happened?

  24. Andrea Rossi

    Kiefer Goodwin:
    Yes. In this very moment ( 8 p.m. of Monday May 25th) I am working on the Hot Cat. we are succeeding to extend relevantly the ssm period. So far.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  25. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Sorry, I cannot comment and give further information.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  26. Andrea Rossi

    Nils Fryklund:
    I have not been able to find in the spam your comment that you sent to me by email, so I repeat your question hare for our Readers: you asked if we have ever measured radiations in the environment around the E-Cats, in particular during the bursts of temperature.
    Answer: we always have instrumentation to measure ionizing radiations outside the E-Cats during their operation and tests and we never measured values higher than the background. The results reported by Dr David Bianchini in the paper of the third independent party after the test of Lugano mirror exactly the measurements always made by us.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  27. James Rovnak

    Wesley great suggestion to Andrea on SIC. Worked on Nuclear Rocket in the early 1960 using pyrolitic graphite in the nuclear core with great success. Too bad the Vietnam war intervened or we would already be on Mars which was our mission. I stopped trusting my government blindly during that fiasco & question everything they do since! SIC would probably worked even better in the fuel element of the rocket.

  28. James Rovnak

    Andrea I think Denis at MFMP is experiencing a negative thermal system curve causing his controller to oscillate just below 1000 C. I think when LENR comes in at 1000 C the system curve has three different power inputs for the same temperature just like a tunnel diode has an impedance inflection in its curves which is used to build electronic oscillators. That’s why I thought Denis could walk system thru this point with manual control? Have you been bothered by such oscillations while in automatic control? His Russian Thermal controller has an automatic tuner built in which also might be causing problems as it self tunes PID controller. Jim I had a little trouble getting a translation of the controller functions?

  29. Kiefer Goodwin

    Dr Rossi:
    You said that the Hot Cat technology is improving in the experiments you are doing in the “container of the computers” at the side of the 1 MW E-Cat. Do you think that the Hot Cat will arrive to the same COP of the low temperature E-Cat?

  30. Wesley

    Dear Dr. Rossi,

    it is pleasure to see you are very open to communicate with us. At least your sessions in the container may be even more usefull and engaging.

    For Hot-Cat I can recommend SiC heater elements. I think that it can make construction faster and more reliable instead of using wire.
    But maybe you have tried it already. What is your opinion?

    I wish you all the best and only positive results.

  31. Andrea Rossi

    Wesley:
    Also your comment has been recovered from the spam, where the robot placed it: many, many comments are put in the spam… I only can recover the ones in the first page of the spam list, because I have no time to go through all of them ( a thousand a day of spammed comments!). So, please, all the Readers that do not see their comments published are kindly invited to send their comments to:
    info@journal-of-nuclear-physics.com
    Returning to Wesley: thank you for your kind words; about the wire constituents, I cannot give information regarding this issue.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  32. Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    Yes. I think this week.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  33. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Thank you for the information, good luck to MFMP !
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  34. James Rovnak

    Another attempt at replicating you today on MFMP with two fuel elements in series in electrical circuit – one fueled the other empty. Right now about 800 C. Just thought you would want to know. http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/CustomPage/?id=10 Keep up the good work & hopefully introduce that certified Hot W-Cat to the world soon! Jim Have the highest regard for you, Parkhomov & Godes!

  35. Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    Will you publish your photo on Andrea-Rossi.com?

    Many thanks,

    Frank

  36. Andrea Rossi

    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.

  37. Noe Cozzolino

    Andrea Rossi:
    You promised some new photo of the plant in operation, taking away confidential particulars: when will we ba able to watch it and where?
    Thank you for your work,
    Noe

  38. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Good luck! Your enthusiasm merits it.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  39. James Rovnak

    Andrea talked to me356 today & I do believe he successfully excited “The New Fire” in his test yesterday & have attached talk for your information. He did not extremely high temperatures on taking fuel element apart. It was great fun yesterday! Keep up your good work & thanks for sharing!

    time decay of temperature from last run indicated to me possible nuclear source of decay heat in results
    23 minutes ago
    NEW
    me356 wrote:
    I am now 80% convinced that there was excess heat but it was not possible to measure it as the reaction is happening in a different place always.
    Thermocouple was not mounted exactly at the center of the reactor.

    From the previous run there was similar scenario where the fuel container looked like it was partially melted (only 1/3). So the temperature was significantly higher there too.
    If there was excess heat then it mean that there was used fuel from the first run and it worked – same as Parkhomov reported.

    So for the future it will be better to get at least good pyrometer or to make calorimetry test or to place more thermocouples around the reactor or to use materials that are conducting heat much better.

    I also thought you had something generating additional heat in your last run by just observing the extended time constants in the thermal shutdown profile. I think I am more than 80% sure we have witnessed the presence of “The New Fire” in your work! Great job I really had fun watching the last experiment & being able to comment on your manual & automatic control moves as well as the thermal response I observed. In my working career which ended about 10 years ago I have simulated the dynamics of fossil, nuclear & petrochemical plants including Nuclear Rockets ;) & compared result with test data as well as tuned controllers & to me I think I could see “The New Fire” in your results Great job me 356 had great fun yesterday & tried to get Andrea Rossi involved also but he has some restrictions! The process is pretty straight forward & a simple themal model with the radiant heat transfer & themal masses could easily be constructed to follow your temperature curves with a predicted value & and attribute large deviations to LENR action.

  40. Andrea Rossi

    Ing. Michelangelo De Meo:
    Thank you for the interesting information.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  41. ing. Michelangelo De Meo

    Parkhomov visits Levi, discuss with Hoistad and Peterson, and they have a device that they would show in May: see below.

    Alexanger Parkhomov made a short message in Russian, about ICCF19 and visited Levi in Unversity of Bologna…
    The really surprising news is that Giuseppe Levi, Bo Hoistadt and Roland Peterson, who tested the E-cat in Lugano
    can show a device (what is it), that they would show in May.
    On Ego-out, Mats Lewans confirms that these physicists in Upsala have a reactor ready, and are about to calibrate, with a run in May.
    Here is the communication of AG Parkhomov translated by Google:
    Conference ICCF -19 was quite successful. 470 delegates, 98 reports. This is a record performance. Characterized by optimism, a premonition of great achievements. The conference was held in the most prestigious indoor Padua Palazzo della Ragione, in the grand hall with 800 years of history, with frescoes by Giotto and Miret.
    I attended the University of Bologna at the invitation of Giuseppe Levi, one of the experts who observed the operation of the reactor Rossi in Lugano. He showed his experimental setup and organized a communication on Skype with the University of Uppsala (Sweden) with other experts related to the Lugano report: Roland Peterson and Bo Hoistad. They showed their devices to be launched in May. Then our Skype – conference joined Rossi. This has been the first time I was able to talk with this extraordinary man. He plans to visit Russia.
    http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/news/index.php/News/90-Parkhomov-visits-Levi-discuss-with-Hoistad-and-Peterson-and-they-have-a-device-t/

  42. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    To go to high temperatures poses very complex problems for the reactor, the resistances, the charge. We burnt hundreds of reactors to find the solutions, in parallel with a very throughly study before and after every experiment.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  43. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    I cannot comment until all the data are published regarding the measurements.
    I sympathize with the enthusiasm that fuels this work.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  44. James Rovnak

    Andrea Me356 said he did see some excess heat above 500 C today & it was probably not necessary to go to 1200 C. He also said a wire shorted out & everything else seemed OK. I didn’t start following test till about 900 C and noticed thermal time constant of about 4 minutes. Should have made estimate below 500C as the 4 minutes may have LENR power generation transient as well as system thermal. On last test he thought low temperature time constant was about 30 seconds. I thought I saw some LENR power in his shutdown transient then as it was even much longer than 4 minutes. Very interesting Saturday afternoon. I sent you a random screen capture with live transient screen of temperature measured and setpoint as well as Triac current input to fuel element heater. Also a picture of the Chat session going on during the test. Best Regards Jim
    Keep up your good work!
    PS So test was probably a success, will have to wait on confirmation from Me 356 himself!

  45. James Rovnak

    Something failed at 1073C but it was a nice effort & I thanked him for sharing & told him I was keeping you informed too! Thought he would do it this time, but maybe next time? Would like to have seen the temperature shutdown transient to see if I could detect any LENR present in the time constant as I did during last test!

  46. James Rovnak

    Thanks Andrea at 1077 C now, this Me 356 is some engineer. Thats a hobbiest computer he is controlling with – Aduino a PID controller now in manual as he moves up toward 1200C I hope. Great fun about 5 amps out of his TRIAC controller. Just thought I’d share. Keep up the good work on your end, love following your efforts.

  47. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Obviously we have to see the complete data: emitting surface S, Epsilon, integral of T on time, integral of delta T across S,integral of V and of A, etc etc, but you are working with so much enthus, that I can only say you: good luck !!!
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  48. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Interesting.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  49. KD

    Mr. Koen Vandewalle wrote
    >>>>>>the idea of the “collector’s items” Paul referred to, reminds me of some promise.
    Do you remember that too ?<<<<<

    But you have to remember what Mr. Rossi lately says.
    "The results might be positive, but also negative.:)
    KD

  50. Andrea Rossi

    KD:
    Right!
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  51. Andrea Rossi

    James Rovnak:
    Good job.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  52. James Rovnak

    Andrea Me 356 at 1040C now! TRIAC putting about 5% steps into LENR fuel element heater with process time constant estimated crudely at about 4 minutes. Jim

  53. James Rovnak

    me 356 at about 985 deg C right now Andrea!

  54. James Rovnak

    Please join the fun & watch Me Andrea! Jim

  55. Andrea Rossi

    Ing Michelangelo De Meo: thank you for the link.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  56. ing. Michelangelo De Meo

    Dear Dr. Rossi in this moment is on course an attempt to replicate live from utente356 . The temperature goes up and up !
    http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/CustomPage/?id=9

  57. Andrea Rossi

    Nelson Charles:
    You are totally right: we have not to invent or to proof the Carnot Cycle.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  58. Andrea Rossi

    Patrick Mc Elvenny:
    It is not impossible, using a technology to forbid that the photo can reveal undisclosable particulars, but at the same time allowing a good view. We already did in former photos, we are refining the technique.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  59. Andrea Rossi

    Koen Vandewalle:
    Do not worry: I always remember what I promise. I just forget to do it ( he,he,he,he)
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  60. Patrick Mc Elvenny

    Dear Andrea Rossi:
    Is it possible that you publish some photo of the 1 MW plant, maybe hiding particulars that could disclose the site ?
    Waiting for the final results of the test we could get some solace from some photo of this historic thing.
    Godspeed,
    Patrick

  61. Nelson Charles

    Dr Rossi,
    I read around in the blogosphere many questions regarding when you will produce electic power with the E-Cat, but I think this is a false problem: what is important is that the E-Cat makes steam at high temperature ( as the Lugano test gave evidence it can) , eventually to make electric power with steam is not a problem of the E-Cat, any expert engineer of the field can make electricity with the Carnot Cycle! Isn’t this true?
    Thyank you for the time to read and answer this comment,
    Nelson Charles

  62. Koen Vandewalle

    Andrea,

    the idea of the “collector’s items” Paul referred to, reminds me of some promise.
    Do you remember that too ?

    Kind Regards,
    Koen

  63. Paul

    Andrea,

    If the customer is manufacturing a durable good (like a bottle of beer), maybe he/she could put a cryptic logo on the packaging to designate that the product was manufactured during the 1 MW E-Cat Beta test.

    Some day they may become collector’s items.

    Paul

  64. Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    That’s some idea! I will pass it on.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  65. Hank Mills

    Tom Conover,

    No group or individual replicating has a requirement to disclose information about their tests. They have a right to work quietly, and, if they wish, never disclose their results or wait as long as they want. However, I hope that replicators who desire to see the Ni-LiAlH4 technology replicated as repetitively, broadly, and as successfully as possible will be open about their testing.

    Replicators need to learn from each other. There are still many issues and variables that are not understood, and these factors may be important to produce excess heat. By communicating and being open, those who have had good results may save others a huge amount of time, effort, and money. Of course, in my mind, the most beneficial result could be more successful replications, sooner rather than later. If we want the media and scientific community to wake up to the reality of this technology, there must be a tidal wave of successful replications taking place all over the world. Right now, that is not happening.

    I know it can happen. The Rossi Effect is extremely powerful (a kilowatt of heat per gram of fuel at the low end), there are many individuals-teams performing tests or getting setup to replicate, and Parkhomov has established a fantastic example for being open about his work.

    Now we just need any additional replicators who are having success in triggering the Rossi Effect to share their knowledge and experience. From what I’ve been told, the Ni-LiAlH4 reaction is not excessively finicky. So if we can get a few guidelines sorted out, I think success can come quickly.

    Then again, if there is a lack of communication, successful replications may come more slowly. Replicators will have to perform many more trial and error tests and have to redesign and rebuild their systems. This will waste time and slow down the acceptance of this technology by the mainstream. I want the day when the mainstream media and scientific community go into an all out panic about the reality of the E-Cat to happen as quickly as possible. When the world realizes this technolgy is real, they will freak out due to the fact it will be able – after more engineering – to replace every current source of energy at a fraction of the price of today’s energy sources: while releasing no pollution whatsoever! No carbon! No particulates! No radiation!

    I want this day to come as soon as possible. That means we need all replicators to have all the information they need to produce excess heat. I can understand Rossi’s position – he has a huge investment at stake! Everyone else seeking to replicate holds ZERO ownership in the technology which means holding onto information makes no sense whatsoever. And, even if they have reputations or careers to protect from the stigma of LENR, having as many successful replications as possible take place would be in their best interest!

    Maybe I’m too involved in this.

    Maybe I have contact with too many people who desperately want to see this technology accepted by the mainstream.

    Maybe I’ve spent too many long nights chatting about and discussing these issues.

    Maybe discussing countless variables and design parameters with parties who desire to replicate has me a bit obsessed.

    But darn it, this technology is important and critical to the future of this planet!

    Can’t we just open up, share, and make this happen?

  66. Andrea Rossi

    Ing. Michelangelo De Meo:
    Thank you for your information.
    In this period of tests and RD made on the 1 MW E-Cat installed in the factory of the Customer of Industrial Heat and on the Hot Cat set up here in the control computers container of the above mentioned 1 MW E-Cat, I do not have publishable news, because all we do is confined in confidentiality by contracts.
    Please say hello to all the members of the group on Facebook: I am honoured from their attention to the work of my Team.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  67. ing. Michelangelo De Meo

    Dear Dr . Rossi , I want to inform you that on Facebook there is a group called ” E – Cat of Andrea Rossi ( Cold Fusion ) ” of about 450 people closely monitoring the cold fusion and its scientific evolution.

    May be going to honor us with some news unpublished ?

    Facebook: ” E-Cat of’ Ing. Andrea Rossi (Cold Fusion)”

    ITA: E-Cat dell’ Ing. Andrea Rossi (Fusione Fredda)

  68. Andrea Rossi

    Tom Conover:
    I think you are right, based on information I got. Obviously I cannot be sure the information I got will be confirmed and in which measure.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  69. Tom Conover

    Hello Andrea,
    I agree with you very much about the Replicators. I think positive results will be announced very soon. some of us just haven’t made any announcements yet. keep up the good work and thank God very much.
    warm regards,
    Tom

  70. Andrea Rossi

    Hank Mills:
    Thank you for your insight, but I do not agree: I know some of the groups that are making replications: they are making a good job with strong engagement and I think soon successful experiments will be announced.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  71. Hank Mills

    Dear Andrea,

    I’m glad you follow the replication attempts. As you probably have noticed, the vast majority of them – that are openly disclosed – are not achieving results nearly as robust as Parkhomov’s (perhaps around a kilowatt of heat per gram of fuel). This is for a number of reasons, but I feel a primary issue is that very few individuals are willing to put in as much time and effort as Parkhomov and yourself. The average experimenter may perform one test a week when, conversely, you would have performed dozens in the same time period. Another reason is that the testing setups, materials, and fuels used have varied greatly. This hinders the “community” from figuring out what variables are critical and which ones are not. There are rumors of certain parties producing more robust results, but when their data will be released is unknown.

    I don’t know if you prefer successful replications to take place or not. I also don’t know you would want professional scientists in laboratory environments (following all safety guidelines) to even try to replicate the Rossi Effect. Everything right now just seems extremely complicated and uncertain – except for the fact the evidence the E-Cat produces massive excess heat is overwhelming. This reality is what keeps me involved: the Ni-LiAlH4 E-Cat technology is the news story of the decade or maybe the century!

    But the world, as a whole, keeps moving along like it doesn’t exist. Every time I see a news article on a small improvement in solar panel efficency, a new design of a wind power generator, or new bio-fuel mix I can’t help but preform an internal “face-palm” out of frustration.

    You are very limited as to what info you can release. I get that. You have to do what makes best business sense so your investment (years of your life and the sale of personal possessions) pays off.

    I just wish that at some point your position in the commercialization of the technology will be far enough advanced that explaining the variables that must be abided by to replicate a basic reactor will not be considered too great of a risk.

    So far, except for Parkhomov, no one performing “open” experimentation seems to be able to fully reproduce the effect to a significant extent.

    Maybe this is what is preferable for Industrial Heat and yourself.

    Maybe not.

    I don’t know.

    And I am realizing that as of right now, we – those on the outside of IH -don’t know much. Or, we don’t know how to interpret the information we do have. Maybe all the information we need is already starting us in the face. It could be in plane sight. Or there could be intricacies we do not yet understand.

    My poor 1990 model 75mhz Pentium Processor with 16 megabytes of RAM of a brain is crashing.

    Time to reboot.

  72. Curiosone

    Can you give us an update about the test of the 1 MW plant? Are visits allowed for some privileged people?
    W.G.

  73. Andrea Rossi

    Curiosone:
    Visits are allowed to nobody, not even to the closest friends, until the test is finished.
    Data will be supplied after the end of the tests.
    The only thing I can say is that I am continuing to work in the plant 16 hours per day.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  74. DTravchenko

    Andrea Rossi:
    Do you have news about your paper in preparation ?
    DT

  75. Andrea Rossi

    D.Travchenko:
    I received corrections from one of the peer reviewers, and I will have to work ( and study) on it for some week more. I should receive two other reviews; if publishable ( it could turn out not to be publishable) it will take minimum a month more.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  76. Andrea Rossi

    JC Renoir:
    Yes, I am in contact with the main manufacturer of 3D systems for production of metal fabricated machines, and we are studying seriously the issue, very seriously. I am extremely curious about this issue. Could become very important. We already had economic analysis and the budgets are workable. Much due diligence has to be done yet.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  77. JCRenoir

    Dr Andrea Rossi:
    Have you news about the 3D printing?
    JCR

  78. Joseph Fine

    AlbertN, Andrea Rossi,

    http://www.e-catworld.com/2015/05/19/the-basics-of-cold-fusion-response-to-axil-axil-andrea-calaon/

    Andrea Calaon’s reply to Axil Axil is very interesting. But AlbertN’s comment is also appropriate. While thinking and discussion are always valuable, testing the idea via (many) experiment(s) is/(are) essential.

    Galilean regards,

    Joseph Fine

  79. Andrea Rossi

    Dr Joseph Fine:
    Thank you for the information,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  80. AlbertN

    Dear Dr.Rossi,

    There is quite an interesting discussion about the Rossi/Cook Reaction Theory on E-Cat World:

    http://www.e-catworld.com/2015/05/19/my-opinion-regarding-rossicook-reaction-theory-axil-axil/comment-page-1/#comment-224146

    The discussion (I admit) is way above my head. Some people do the hard work (like yourself) and some people just talk. Talk, as we know, is cheap. Does any of this discussion make any sense to you? Care to comment?

    Regards,
    Albert N

  81. Andrea Rossi

    AlbertN:
    If you find the discussion interesting, this means it is useful for something.
    I respect the opinions of everybody and confirm what Prof. Cook and I wrote.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  82. Andrea Rossi

    Robert Curto:
    Thank you for the information,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  83. Paul

    Andrea,

    Does your 250 KW modules consist of one 250 KW reactor or do they consist of multiple reactors adding up to 250 KW ?

    Paul

  84. Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    250 kW reactor.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  85. Andrea Rossi

    Koen Vandewalle:
    We are working on it.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  86. Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    3.5 kW
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  87. Koen Vandewalle

    The Long-Cat. m 2 x 0.3 x 0.7

    Are there other elongated properties, such as very loooooooooooooooooooooooooong SSM ?

    Longing Regards,
    Koen

  88. Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    What are the largest High Temperature eCat reactors you have successfully developed/demonstrated? You previously posted the 250kW reactors were of the low temperature variant.

  89. Robert Curto

    Dr. Rossi, if you and your Readers want to know the future of Wind Turbines, Google;
    VORTEX BLADELESS
    Click on:
    THE FUTURE OF WIND TURBINES ? NO BLADES -WIRED

    Robert Curto
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  90. Fyodor

    Mr. Rossi

    Thank you for the update-a 250 KW E-cat sounds very interesting. Are the 250KW reactors low or high temperature E-cats? How big are they? Do you believe that there will be more favorable economics for the larger E-Cats because fixed costs like the controls, etc, are spread over a larger reactor?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question and for your ongoing accessibility and engagement with this community.

    Best Regards
    F

  91. Andrea Rossi

    Fyodor:
    1- low temperature
    2- m 2 x 0.3 x 0.7
    3- tests on course
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  92. Andrea Rossi

    Tom Conover:
    1- yes
    2- yes
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  93. Alexvs

    Dear Mr. Rossi.

    Given the purpose of the 1 Mw plant test, I suppose that your customer and you self (or IH) are monitoring independently the energy balance. At this moment, do the measurements equate within a reasonable error margin?
    I would like to know if the energy balance is positive or negative but I understand that you shuldn`t answer this question.

  94. Andrea Rossi

    Alexvs:
    Yes, the Customer is measuring independently the energy that arrives to his plant, both with gauges and ( more important) with the operation of his manufacturing system, which needs our energy to work.
    The measurements give similar results, within the margin of error of the instrumentation, but, as I said, what counts more than all is the FACT that the energy we supply him makes his plant work as expected. Calorimetic measurements now are coupled with manufacturing efficiency measurements, which put in evidence the very result that really counts: is our Customer making money with our plant or not ? This is the most important issue. If the Customer does not make money with our plant, he will not get solace if we will present him good calorimetric results, however obtained…
    Data regarding the COP will be given after the completion of the tests and the final results can be either positive or negative.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  95. Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    No, the E-Cats can be built to make a specific amount of energy and this limit cannot be overcome.
    You cannot turn a 20 kW E-Cat into an E-Cat with higher power. But you can make a 1 GW plant with modules of 250 kW each, theoretically.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  96. Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    Yes.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  97. Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    Your comment about stable 250 kW E-Cat reactors is very interesting. Does it make sense to you to move towards plants with fewer, but larger, if these reactors are stable?

    It would seem that there would be less complexity involved in manufacturing and controlling fewer E-Cats.

    Many thanks,

    Frank Acland

  98. Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    You mentioned that your team has demonstrated eCat reactors up to and including 250kW thermal output. So can we assume that the current 1MW ensemble unit could, in theory, be scaled to 25MW, with appropriate changes in input power, heat exchangers, etc.?

    If this technology could be scaled, then a 1GW electrical power generation plant, running at 40% Carnot efficiency and thus requiring 2.5GW of thermal input power could be achieved with 100 such units.

  99. Tom Conover

    Hello Andrea,

    You mentioned today that you can scale single units up to 250 kw with high reliability. My home would require a minimum of 40kw of heat to keep it warm during our Wisconsin USA winters (as low as -30F sometimes). (1) Hypothetically would the control mechanisms be as simple as the 10kw units for the 250kw (or 100kw) units? (2) Hypothetically would the possible manufacturing cost of a 100kw unit be approximately 10x the cost of the 10kw unit? Thank you in advance for your kindness in responding to the inquiries in this blog!

    Tom

  100. Paul

    Andrea,

    Are any of your prospective 1 MW plant customers entities that showcase new technology?
    (Such as Disney’s Epcot Center)

    V/R,

    Paul

  101. Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    This does not depend on us, but on the Customers.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.