What is the Energy Catalyzer:
A module where nickel powder of nano particle size is put in a pressurized hydrogen environment. A small amount of input power and several currently undisclosed catalysts then create a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction.
How much energy does it produce:
Output of the standard model is 10 Kilowatt of thermal energy, equal to 87.600 Kilowatt hours per year. The modules can be configured together in large numbers, to deliver any amount of energy you want to produce.
How fuel efficient is the Energy Catalyzer:
200 grams of nickel and +/- 150 grams of light hydrogen can power a 10 kW reactor for a year. About 70% of the nickel can be extracted and recycled to be used again as fuel. Refuelling is once every six months
How cost competitive is the Energy Catalyzer:
This first model E-cat can cut two thirds off the cost price of the any traditional competitor. Including nuclear fission, natural gas, black coal, wind and geothermal energy generation. The E-cat can also run for 99% of the time. The numbers in the table are mostly from an interview with Dr. Rossi on Nyteknik. Except for fuel and maintenance. We have estimated this at approximately twice the cost of the raw materials, Nickel and Hydrogen. This comes down to a basic cost price for thermal energy of less than half a cent. Electricity cost price is also an estimate but not far off. Average effeciency of thermal-to-electricity conversion, is around 33%. Feel free to email , if you have another opinion on these numbers. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Standard 10 kW module|
|Total annual production (99%)||86700||kWh|
|Annual fuel and maintenance||140||EUR|
|Cost price per thermal kWh (est)||0,00450||EUR|
|Cost price per electricity kWh (est)||0,01349||EUR|
How Safe is E-cat to operate
When maintenance requirements are met, there is no danger in operating energy catalyzers. If maintenance requirements are not met, the dangers are comparable to not cleaning your wash dryer on time.
What would happen in an accident or disaster:
The reactor may break and the contents may spill, but a reduction of hydrogen pressure would automatically cease the reaction. The Energy Catalyzer would
turn off immediately. No radioactive materials are used.
How large is the Energy Catalyzer:
The reactor vessel itself is very small with a volume of only one liter. Including the lead shielding, control mechanisms and the hydrogen canister it can easily fit on a medium sized table top.
Why have I not heard of this technology:
E-cat is a product of a science called Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, or LENR. A.k.a Coldfusion. Premature announcements in the past have unjustly undermined the credibility of this science. The advantages are so overwhelming, that it simply sounds to good to be true. The event in Greece this october, will prove it isn’t.
How many E-cats can Dr. Rossi’s Leonardocorp currently build:
They can currently produce 10.000 modules per year, or 100 Megawatts of thermal energy output.
What other applications are possible
The energy catalyzer technology can be developed into any energy producing application thinkable. Propulsion of trains, ships, and eventually household and automobile energy systems. According to Rossi, other applications are already being researched. Can this device produce electricity? E-cat does not directly produce electricity. However, it can produce high temperature steam that can power turbines or other types of steam powered generators to produce electricity. Due to the low fuel cost of the Energy Catalyzer, electricity produced utilizing such a method should be very cheap.Information source: