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Although their has been scant news of late, things are moving forward behind the scenes. The production of the home Energy Catalyzer is taking shape. The following comments where posted by Mr. Rossi with regard to the power plants electronic controls.

Andrea Rossi yesterday expressed his pleasure about his collaboration with National Instruments, the Texas-based company who is providing the instrumentation for the E-Cats being manufactured by Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation. When asked by a JONP reader whether the National Instruments enterprise was going well Rossi responded:

“National Instruments is the best partner a manufacturer of plants of high technology can have. We are learning from them, and thanks to them the 1 MW plant we are finishing for our Customer is growing up a magnificence. Useless to say, all our plants will be supplied by the control systems of N.I. We are honoured to be supplied by them. The most important thing of their working way is that they do not just supply their technology, but they teach to you to grow up in its knowledge to make you able to peer-interfacing with them, like they do not just sell you good fish, but also teach you how to fish, so that fishing is empowered.”

Ever the student, it looks like Rossi is delighted not only with the instrumentation itself, but also with what he is learning — and how he can apply that to the development of his invention. A partnership like this is going to be very important as Rossi tries to build a robust product, and to establish himself as leader in the commercialization of LENR — he has mentioned that he is working on other agreements, and also an outsourcing network. The “quiet period” that we seem to be currently in (with no customers coming forward publicly) may not apply to what is going on behind the scenes.

With so much at stake it has become very difficult to obtain any concrete information surrounding this LENR technology. There have been reports of a scheduled test of a 10kw home power plant as early as mid January.

Today, Andrea Rossi signed an agreement with National Instruments to have them make all of the instrumentation for the E-Cat cold fusion plants, which began to be sold commercially on October 28 with the first 1 MW plant successfully tested in Bologna.


First 1 MW E-Cat plant following its successful test on October 28, 2011 in Bologna.
Photo by Sterling Allan
 
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By Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Today, Leonardo Corporation, led by Andrea Rossi, inventor and developer of the one-megawatt cold fusion E-Cat plant, signed an agreement with National Instruments (NI), to have them make all the instrumentation for the E-Cat plants, which began commercial sales on October 28, following the successful test in Bologna, Italy of the first 1 MW heat plant to the first customer.

The 1 MW plant, which is the size of a small shipping container, and said to produce about as much power as a small locomotive, is made up of around 100 modules, each containing three reactors acting in parallel that combine hydrogen and nickel (a special micro powder preparation) into copper in the presence of a proprietary catalyst and a radio frequency stimulator, beginning at around 450 degrees Celsius. The initial heating is supplied electrically from resistive heaters. Once the nuclear reactions commence, the start-up electrical energy source can be disconnected, and the self-sustaining reaction can be controlled by the amount of hydrogen pressure supplied to the chamber.

No nuclear waste is emitted, and no radioactive elements are required in the reaction. The gamma radiation produced during operation, which results in the copious heat generated, is shielded by to layers of thin led.

According to Rossi, NI will be creating the controls to monitor and regulate this process.

He said that their stipulation for the agreement is that all the instrumentation for the E-Cat plants have “by National Instruments” and logo on the instrumentation panels.

National Instruments, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, was established in 1976, and conducts global operations in 41 countries, with over 5,000 employees. In 2010, the company sold products to more than 30,000 companies in 91 countries with revenues of $860 million. (Wikipedia) Concezzi said that their customers include Boeing and Airbus, and that they have employees separated who are working on competitor technologies so that there is not a conflict of interest.

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