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Sourced from  the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Experiments blog

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The following post is from The Journal of Nuclear Physics blog:

Fabio82
June 17th, 2013 at 2:27 AM
Dear Andrea, the future of your invention is deeply connected with your person, if something bad should happens to you, is there anyone who could replace you?
I hope you all the best!
Many thanks

Andrea Rossi
June 17th, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Fabio82
Absolutely yes: our USA Partner has all the know how, with the industrial secrets. I am no more indispensable: just useful for the future evolution on which I am now working in the USA.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

This means that inventor Andrea Rossi has already shared his secret catalyst with his secret US Partner.  If this is not mainstream news by the end of Summer 2013…  

The potential implication of this clean, comparatively cost-less technology as a solution to the catastrophic energy situation now facing the world is immensely important.

“We are seeing an exponential increase in energy consumption, and this phenomenon must be stopped, as unsustainable from both the thermodynamic and environmental points of view,”   stated Senator Domenico Scilipoti, regarding the parliamentary investigation presented to the Senate.

“From the results obtained from tests carried out by an independent international team of researchers, on the heat generator E-Cat (energy catalyzer) has emerged the existence of a new source of clean and low-cost energy, commercially exploitable in a very short time.”

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Senator Scilipoti:

“No to oil and coal, yes to testing of LENR”  “This new source of energy uses stable isotopes of nickel and produces no hazardous or radioactive waste. The engineering and the subsequent adoption of these technologies would allow the country to become an exporter of electricity at low cost, and would free Italy from dependence on supplies of oil, coal and other purchases of electricity, with huge financial and environmental benefits . “

Original article in Italian

Rossi Should Not Reveal The Catalyst, Until Intellectual Property Rights Are Protected

Property of Andrea Rossi

Property of Andrea Rossi

 

I have an interest in science, but as I am not a scientist, I care much less about understanding the physics of why the E-Cat device works than whether it produces heat or not.  Instinctively, I have had a positive opinion of the E-Cat since first hearing about the device in January, 2011.  After the March 2013 independent tests by accredited scientists obtained positive results, I have no doubt that it works, and that there has never been anything hidden under a deceptive sleeve.  Eventually, the world will understand the science behind the anomalous heat energy production of the E-Cat  device, but it seems that the only evidence that will allay skeptical criticism  is revelation of the secret catalyzing agent.  This undoubtedly has to be considered the intellectual property of Andrea Rossi and must be legally protected before divulgence.

I dislike the current Catch-22, and am openly impatient for the progression of what could be an immensely beneficial, clean energy technology for the good of the entire planet.

Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device

(Submitted on 16 May 2013)

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An experimental investigation of possible anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube named E-Cat HT is carried out. The reactor tube is charged with a small amount of hydrogen loaded nickel powder plus some additives. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils inside the reactor tube. Measurement of the produced heat was performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras, recording data every second from the hot reactor tube. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected in two experimental runs lasting 96 and 116 hours, respectively. An anomalous heat production was indicated in both experiments. The 116-hour experiment also included a calibration of the experimental set-up without the active charge present in the E-Cat HT. In this case, no extra heat was generated beyond the expected heat from the electric input. Computed volumetric and gravimetric energy densities were found to be far above those of any known chemical source. Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy.

The full report is available for download here:  PDF only

 

Engineer Andrea Rossi, E-Cat Inventor

Engineer Andrea Rossi, E-Cat Inventor

According to the March 10, 2013 report by 

Dr. Frank Lichtenberg / Physicist – ETH/Zurich:

The ECAT technology is based on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR). ECAT reactors generate a large amount of heat energy when small amounts of hydrogen, special nickel powder and an undisclosed material are combined. About 50 g nickel are able to generate a permanent power of 10 kW for 6 months. About 1 percent of the annual world nickel production would be sufficient to provide the energy needs of mankind. This high efficiency results from nuclear reactions whose involved nuclear forces / strong interactions yield much more energy compared to chemical reactions, such as combustion processes, which are based on electromagnetic forces / interactions. However, in contrast to conventional nuclear technologies, the ECAT reactors are environmentally friendly because they do not involve radioactive materials, do not produce radioactive waste, and weak gamma rays can easily be shielded. Furthermore, they do not produce any exhaust gases.

ECAT power plants were already produced, tested, certified and represent presently the first
commercially available LENR-based energy technology. Every 6 months it is necessary to
replace the relatively small amounts of nickel and hydrogen. The nickel is largely recyclable.

The first-generation ECAT is offered as 1 MW power plant. It generates heat energy in form of hot water with a temperature up to 120 °C. It is appropriate for industrial heating and cooling applications. Its COP is 6, i.e. the generated heat energy is 6 times higher than the electric energy which is required to operate the ECAT power plant (COP = Coefficient of Performance). Several of such power plants run failure-free since February 2012. The present price of a 1 MW power plant is 1,5 Mio. USD and it pays itself off after about 4 years.

The second-generation ECAT, also called high temperature ECAT or Hot-ECAT, is offered as a 10 MW power plant. It generates heat energy in form of hot water with a temperature above 120 °C or high temperature steam. It is appropriate for industrial heating applications or an efficient conversion into electricity. Its COP is also 6. The first putting into operation of a power plant which generates electricity at the location of a customer is scheduled for April 2013.

The commercial availability of small 10 kW home units, which can be added to already existing heating systems, is scheduled for 2015.

The entire document is available in pdf formathere.

Official E-Cat website:   www.ecat.com

photo_2Dr. Frank Lichtenberg – Website:   http://www.novam-research.com/

This is about the best scenario in clean energy news, and my wish is that we are near the finish of the dangerous and polluting, nuclear fission/fossil fuel era.  The applications for this new technology are limitless.  On to the future!

The independent testing of The Andrea Rossi Hot Cat is now complete.  On his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog, Andrea Rossi has signaled a very positive result.

 “The last test was completed with the continued operation of the reactor for 120 hours (the new generation of Hot-Cat goes through two stages, carried out with an activator with resistance coupled with a kind charges that activate the E-Cat with a different charge). effect is stunning and we saw it with our tests, all this has been replicated with independent testing. Now for industrial commitments, we deliver our plants by the end of April. “

The test results should be available in short order.  Now the fun begins!

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The Emergence of LENR and it’s Predictable Effect on the Economy

by bradarnold8

To estimate how the emergence of LENR in the market place will predictable impact the US economy, it is best to study the known effects higher oil prices have.

US demand for oil arises from demand for the products that are made from it.  When the price of petroleum products increases, consumers use more of their income to pay for oil-derived products, and their spending on other goods and services decline.

Every penny of increase in gas prices takes one billion dollars out of the U.S. economy. So when the price of gas goes up $1, that’s one hundred billion dollars sucked out of the U.S. economy, or about $1000 a year out of the typical American household.

 Furthermore, oil is necessary for the production of a wide range of goods and services, because it is used for transportation in businesses of all types.  Higher oil prices can cause worker layoffs and idling of plants if the cost increases can’t be passed onto the consumers, or cost increases cause consumer demand to slack.

Finally, higher oil prices cause increases in other energy prices.

Currently, LENR energy technology is little known and the market does not seriously expect it to be commercialized soon.  That perception will change, (arguably) starting with the first independent confirmations of Defkalion LENR technology, continuing to grow with the first LENR generators introduced to the market, and finally reaching a fever pitch as the mass media bombards the public with analysis of future LENR applications, fueled by the sky high cost of oil.

According to Defkalion, 18 factories have been sold, and when each one is built it will produce 300,000 LENR generators per year.  According to Rossi, construction of his first factory will begin in February, and will eventually produce a million LENR generators a year. Presumably the blue prints for this heavily automated plant will be cloned repeatedly thereafter.  Such rapid expansion will very likely result in a public relations storm, and consequential market reaction.

There will be no immediate significant decrease in fossil fuel usage due to the commercialization of LENR, but there will predictably be a dramatic psychological impact.  Investors will see the medium and long-term implications of significantly lower energy prices, and consequentially lower the assessed value of soon-to-be obsolete energy infrastructure, conventional energy companies, and long-term contracts for their relatively expensive product.

Furthermore, as the creative destruction of our current conventional energy infrastructure proceeds, more resources will be devoted to new and better ways to exploit the LENR exothermic reaction.   As more and more LENR generators come on line, the trend will drive down the price of energy in the futures market.

When the price of energy decreases, consumers will use less of their income to pay for energy-derived products, and their spending on other goods and services will predictably increase.

Furthermore, since energy is necessary for the production of a wide range of goods and services, lower energy prices will predictably cause the hiring of more workers and the expansion of plants because the cost decreases won’t always be passed onto the consumers, or cost decreases will lead consumer demand to increase.

To summarize, in my opinion the best way to estimate how the emergence of LENR onto the market place will affect our economy is to look at the know effects of higher oil prices.  Take for instance the current spike in oil prices: just when companies have finally stepped up hiring, rising oil prices are threatening to halt the U.S. economy’s gains.  On the other hand, LENR will predictably lower energy prices, amplifying U.S. economic gains.

Cheaper products, more jobs, more money to spend – WOW! The positive feedback effects could mean geometric economic expansion. The future will be so bright, we’ll have to wear shades!

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