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Inventor Andrea Rossi is interviewed by Sterling Allan of PESN upon departing the conference hall.  He candidly answers questions regarding his works including desalination, the Hot-Cat and ultimately, the production of electricity.

Published on Sep 11, 2012 by 

Following the September 9, 2012 conference in Zurich, I caught Rossi as he was walking to his taxi.

See: http://pesn.com/2012/09/09/9602178_Rossi_Reports_Third-Party_Test_Results_fro…

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Licensees of Andrea Rossi’s e-Cat technology will attended a two day conference in Zürich on September 8.  This was the first large scale meeting of worldwide licensees to be convened.

Here Andrea Rossi responds to post-conference questions:

Video by Sterling Allan of PESN

Its been a few months since I last posted any news about Andrea Rossi and his E-Cat technology.  The outspoken negativity and skepticism expressed by some  had descended into baseless and distasteful attacks on the inventor and a disinformation campaign seemed in full effect.  Many media streams have still not picked up on this amazingly  interesting clean energy advance.  It also seemed to me that the E-Cat was in the process of being cloned by competitors, or sold only to the military.

Today I ran across this post by Hank Mills of PESN, which peaked my interest once more:

The New Solid State E-Cat

When first introduced to the world, Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat required a flow of water to remain stable, even at low temperatures. Now, he has developed a new “solid state” high temperature model that is stable at temperatures even higher than 600C — with no cooling needed!

By Hank Mills
Pure Energy Systems News

The E-Cat technology has been rapidly evolving since January of 2011, when it was introduced to the world. At first, the E-Cat technology could only remain stable at relatively low temperatures (around 100-110C) when a flow of coolant was present. Without the flow of coolant, the reactor would overheat and the nickel powder would melt resulting in a dead reactor. Now, only a year and a half later, a new model of E-Cat has been developed. It is a model that can remain stable at very high temperatures without the need for coolant. In fact, it could be considered a solid state E-Cat. This is not the official name of the new model, but it seems an appropriate description.

For those who are not aware, an extended test of around twenty high-temperature solid-state E-Cat modules is currently taking place. Each module has one reactor core producing approximately ten kilowatts of output. The units have been operating for around two months now and will continue operating for a few more weeks. It has been stated that after the test is complete, a full report and photos will be shared with PESN, and posted to the Journal of Nuclear Physics.

Previously, Rossi’s statements about the high temperature E-Cat seemed to strongly indicate that he was producing 600C steam during the current extended test. His statements made it seem like this was obvious. However, now he has made it clear that steam is not being produced. Instead, the units are operating (my words, not his) in a solid state mode. They are operating at very high temperatures without a flow of coolant. This is very significant news, because it means he now has total control over the nuclear reactions in his system. Instead of having to constantly cool his reactors with a flow of liquid to keep them stable, he can just throttle up or down the nuclear reactions taking place inside the reactor core. When there is not a “load” (such as water to turn into steam) he can throttle down the nuclear reactions, and when there is a load he can throttle up the nuclear reactions.

Here is a question I asked Andrea Rossi, and the answer I received.

Question:

Dear Andrea,

How are you providing cooling for the reactor core during the extended test that is taking place?

I had assumed you were using a primary loop (perhaps some kind of molten salt or other high heat capacity substance) that transferred the heat to a flow of water, which resulted in the production of high temperature steam. However, some of your recent comments make it seem possible you are not producing steam at all during this test. It seems like you might have found a way to produce more of a “solid state” E-Cat that does not require active cooling. This, if correct, would be a major breakthrough. I think it would mean that you now have a way to precisely control the nuclear reactions taking place (being able to precisely throttle them up and down) to prevent overheating of the reactor core WITHOUT the use of a cooling liquid. I’m guessing that when the only cooling is passive (infrared heat escaping the surface of the plates), the E-Cat is throttled down significantly, and when a load is placed upon it (cooling water to be turned into steam) the nuclear reactions are throttled up.

Of course I could be totally wrong.

Thank you for any clarification you can provide.

Sincerely,
Hank Mills


Answer:

Correct,
A.

I think “solid state” is a good term to describe the above E-Cat design. I call it “solid state” because it can operate without any moving parts (no pump to provide a flow of water), the temperature can be precisely modulated, and the unit could, in theory, operate as a stand alone device providing a heat source. If combined with a thermal photovoltaic device — a technology that can convert infrared radiation directly into electricity — it could become a solid state electric generator.

However, with total stability at temperatures above 600C, these units could also produce the very high temperature steam that many of us thought he was producing during this test. In a modern boiler that produces super critical steam for turbines, the walls or tubes of the boiler have to reach temperatures slightly higher than the temperature of the steam that is needed. So if, for example, the outer walls of the E-Cat are producing 650 degree temperatures, the solid state E-Cat could produce 600C steam.

Here are a couple comments Rossi recently made on the topic…

http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=629&cpage=5#comment-262821

Dear Dr Joseph Fine:

They will go in parallel, because the temp. they reach is very high. When I say above 600 Celsius I mean exactly this: the temperature of the wall is well above, as you will see from the report we will publish soon (matter of weeks). The temperature is constant, within a reasonable variation integral.

Warm Regards,
A.R.

http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=629&cpage=5#comment-262858

Dear Steven N. Karels:

We do not produce steam boilers, so this issue will be assessed by the boiler manufacturer. We will not manufacture or engineer heat exchangers of any kind. What we have to do is to obtain the primary walls at a temperature above the temperature demanded for the steam, with the due power. We do not put these reactors in series, since they reach singularly the demanded temperature.

Warm Regards, A.R.

The fact he can produce temperatures above 600C WITHOUT using a coolant is even BETTER news than if he had been producing high temperature steam. Since the very beginning, high temperatures have led to instability in the E-Cat. The high temperatures would make the E-Cat want to “run away” and get hotter, which could melt the nickel powder. Now, even without a flow of water to provide cooling, it seems he has a totally stable system. Of course, this needs to be confirmed by the upcoming test data, but I do not think Andrea Rossi has any reason to be dishonest with us about this issue.

In my opinion, this is the best news about the E-Cat we have had all year long. With a solid state E-Cat that can be precisely controlled, many different applications are made easier. For example, the “hot plate” of a solid state E-Cat could be applied to a Stirling engine, a thermal photovoltaic panel, or even a frying pan!

Yes, that’s right. This technology could even replace the electric or gas stove. The burners could be replaced with E-Cats!

I bet some fried chicken cooked over such a stove would be very delicious!

No, I’m not kidding. I’m from the south, and we are serious about our fried foods!
The Possible Goal of 1000C

In addition to Rossi stating that he has produced temperatures above 600C, an individual by the name Francesco CH (who has given accurate information about the E-Cat in the past) has hinted on the E-Cat World website that higher temperatures may be produced. I asked Rossi about the possibility, and he emailed me the following…

Question:

Dear Andrea,

By the way, I have read an interesting comment from an individual who has shared accurate information about your work in the past. He seems to be hinting that your goal for the high temperature E-Cat is to be able to produce a stable output of 1,000C steam.

Is there any truth to this?

He calls it, “the revolution inside the revolution.” If this is the goal, what is the highest stable steam temperature you have been able to produce so far (even if only for a matter of hours)?

Thank you.

Sincerely, Hank Mills


Answer:

Dear Hank,

All I can say is that you will be surprised from the report.

Warmest Regards,

p.s. The guy you cited is not stupid.

I think the above can be considered possible confirmation that temperatures higher than 600C are being produced. If this is the case, it makes the solid state E-Cat even more exciting! The fact is that 600C temperatures would be enough to produce high temperature steam that could be used in cutting edge turbines, but 1,000C temperatures would open up even more possibilities. It makes the use of a Stirling Engine or thermal photovoltaic panel that much easier!

I’m excited about the prospects of the solid state E-Cat, and cannot wait to read the test report. Although I was wrong about the E-Cat producing 600 degree steam during this test, I’m glad that I was incorrect. The truth was even more amazing — that the E-Cat has now became a solid state device.

In short, we now know…

  • The SS E-Cat no longer needs liquid cooling because the nuclear reactions inside the reactor are precisely controlled.
  • The SS E-Cat can reach very high temperatures of well above 600C.
  • Even though steam is not being produced in this test, high temperature steam can be produced. This is a thermodynamic fact due to the high temperatures the SS E-Cat can reach.

The E-Cat keeps on getting better and better!

Fundraiser and Miami Trip Donation Drive

I would like to mention that in the not too distant future, I will have an opportunity to visit Andrea Rossi in Miami for an interview, and maybe more. The date has not been settled, and the trip may not take place for a few weeks. However, after researching and writing about the E-Cat technology for the past year and a half, it will be my first opportunity to meet Andrea Rossi in person. I am very excited about the opportunity, because I honestly feel I am knowledgeable enough about the technology — after the many hundreds or thousands of hours I have invested into researching it — to conduct a very good interview. Even better, I may be able to unearth additional information about the new high temperature solid state E-Cat that is undergoing extended testing.

However, for this trip to be possible, I will need financial assistance. I am a person of very limited financial means, and I honestly cannot afford to spend much on this trip. Also, Sterling Allan is a family man with a wife and four children to support, and I do not want to place an additional burden on him when he already has to work hard to meet his very significant financial obligations. So, I would like to humbly request that if anyone would like to make a donation to help facilitate this quest to uncover more information about the E-Cat technology, they please direct the donation, here.

Now, for the record, I want to state that I recognize there are many people facing extremely challenging financial times. I do not want anyone to make a donation towards this trip who cannot afford to do so. However, if you are fascinated with learning more about the E-Cat technology AND have the financial clout to make a donation that would not negatively impact yourself or your family, it would be sincerely appreciated.

I am not sure how much the trip will cost. I am unsure for many reasons, because I do not even know how many days I will be in Miami. I’m going to do my best to keep the cost down as much as possible. For example, by not staying in high-priced hotels, eating fancy meals, buying souvenirs, or participating in recreational activities. My goal is to spend as much time as possible on two specific tasks — learning more about the E-Cat technology and conducting the best interview possible.

On an important note, please do not donate unless you also consider it a “no strings attached” donation to PESN. If the total funds collected are more than the cost of the trip, the remainder will go to PESN to help make sure this news service can continue to operate.

In my opinion, PESN provides a great news service and deserves our continued support. Although I do not always agree with Sterling Allan on every issue (for example my recent short term absence), I think his work has helped tremendously to increase awareness of the exotic energy technologies that are currently being developed on this planet. So, in addition to considering this as a fundraiser to make an interview with Rossi take place, also consider it as a drive to make sure the best place for alternative energy news continues to provide its valuable service.

Finally, I am 99% sure this trip is going to take place. The only way I can see it not happening is if a natural disaster hit Miami, if I had a health crisis, or a tragedy happened in my family. I am simply not totally sure WHEN it is going to happen, but it should be relatively soon.

Thank you.

# # #

DIRT CHEAP ENERGY — The cost of a home E-Cat unit was stated to be between $400 and $500 dollars. This will be accomplished through the best engineering possible of the production line, automation of all aspects of the factory, and the use of robotics. The goal is to make this technology so affordable that everyone will be able to purchase a system, and competitors will not be able to under sell him. Although his technology will obviously be reverse-engineered when the units start to sell, it does not matter because he will have a major head start.

Many breakthroughs and submission to Underwriters Laboratories for approval.

In a landmark interview, Andrea Rossi, the inventor of the E-Cat (cold fusion energy catalyzer), announced many breakthroughs in the development of his technology, answered a wide range of questions, and shared many details regarding the upcoming ten kilowatt heat unit for home use.

A FIRST: This is the first exotic free energy technology that we know of that has been submitted for UL certification, a major milestone prior to deployment to the market.


Andrea Rossi

Full Disclosure:
PES Network has a business relationship with Andrea Rossi.


By Hank Mills with Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Andrea Rossi, the inventor of the E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer), does not give a large number of interviews (we know of three in the past year). He is far too busy putting in often 14-16 hour days preparing for the production of one million, ten kilowatt units for home use. However, on the anniversary of the first press conference about the E-Cat technology that took place January 14, 2011, he graciously allowed for an interview that turned out to be very revealing. During the interview many questions were answered, and a few revelations were made about the development of the E-Cat technology.

Read Full Story on PES Network

Since the start of 2011, PESN has been covering the emergence, testing, and commercialization of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) technology. As 2012 approaches, it is clear that nickel-hydrogen cold fusion technology is going to change the world, as the production of a million E-Cat home units is planned.

By Hank Mills
Pure Energy Systems News

As far as I am concerned, the year 2011 proved that we do not only live in interesting times, but a truly exciting age in which game-changing technological breakthroughs may allow us to overcome the challenges facing our civilization. A number of technologies made this year exciting, but some stand out more than others.

 

T-Shirt design by Tony McDougall of EnergyRevolution
  • It is the desire to have what belongs to someone else.

  • Without a doubt, it is an emotion that can cause great harm, if not properly controlled.

    When allowed to grow unchecked, this emotion has broken up families, made enemies of neighbors, created workplace turmoil, and induced warfare between nations. In the alternative energy scene, it has created conflict between inventors who have similar goals. Quite often, the goal is to introduce a game changing technology to the world, and earn a financial reward to compensate for all the effort and sacrifice.

    In the case of the E-Cat technology, Andrea Rossi has what cold fusion researchers have only dreamed could exist. He has produced a cold fusion technology that produces a huge amount of output. Actually, it produces so much output it can melt the nickel powder and destroy all the reaction sites — making a reactor cease functioning. Instead of struggling to get five, ten, or fifteen watts, Rossi can produce more than ten kilowatts from a 50cc reactor core. The output of an E-Cat is phenomenal. It is beyond the dreams of most cold fusion researchers.

    What is also interesting, is that the E-Cat technology can self sustain without an input. Of course this has been achieved before, but never with a high level of output. In fact, Rossi has to throttle down his reactors in self sustain mode (by reducing hydrogen pressure) just so they don’t “run away” and melt the nickel powder. Instead of dying out in self sustain mode, they have a tendency to produce more and more power.

    In addition to being powerful and capable to self sustain, the E-Cat utilizes cheap nickel instead of expensive palladium, and cheap light hydrogen instead of deuterium. This means the technology is economically viable, because the fuel cost is almost non existent. Even the catalyst is said to only add 1/10th to the cost of the nickel powder.

    Now since such a powerful and robust technology exists, other cold fusion researchers are becoming jealous. They have not been able to achieve anything close to what Rossi has been able to achieve. If they are lucky, they may be able to produce tens of watts, max. Often, they are not able to do so with cheap fuels and have to resort to heavy hydrogen or expensive precious metals. With the E-Cat technology looming over them, their lack of being able to develop a practical cold fusion technology is becoming very frustrating.

    Instead of congratulating Rossi or applauding him for the technological breakthrough of the century, it seems as if his competitors have banded together to attack him. On websites and forums they slander him, mock him, and call him names. Despite the huge amount of evidence that he is producing massive amounts of excess heat, they claim he is a “fraud” and has proven “nothing.”

    A few of them have been jumping to make negative remarks in the comment section of every positive article posted about the E-Cat technology. It seems that jealousy and envy of what they have not been able to achieve, has taken them over. They are no longer curious, scientific researchers, but are now naysaying zombies. They seek to chew on any positive remark about the E-Cat, like the undead limp towards human brain matter. These obviously capable and intelligent individuals have let their emotions take over them, and are belittling a technology they should be rejoicing about.

    Andrea Rossi, E-CAT inventor

    Obviously, there is probably a bit more than jealousy behind the actions and statements of some of these individuals. A couple of them obviously have pet theories they have been pushing for years. Since Rossi rejected (W-L) the theory on his blog, they feel obligated to go on the attack. Others probably feel that since Rossi’s patent protection may not be as solid as it could be, by attacking him they may be able to “buy time” to figure out how the E-Cat technology works. Then they may be able to patent it themselves, and claim “they” invented it — when it was Rossi’s all along. Then others probably feel jealous of Rossi because they were working on nickel-hydrogen cold fusion years ago. However, their systems were nothing like Rossi’s, and they did not get anywhere near the results. So now they are hiring lawyers, trying to block patents, and seeking to get what they feel is “owed” to them, even though they did not come up with the breakthroughs themselves.

    Once again, none of these jealous parties were responsible for developing the E-Cat technology.

    Only Rossi should get the credit.

    He was the one that came up with the right combination of nickel isotopes, the right combination of catalyst(s), the right size of nickel powder, the right processes to create tubercles on the nickel powder, the correct frequencies for the RFG to emit, and other elements that make the E-Cat the Holy Grail of cold fusion.

    It is his “secret sauce” and if anyone else wants to take credit, they should stop running their mouths, stop making posts that defy logic, stop telling flat out lies, stop slandering Rossi, and demonstrate something that can even come *close* to the output of an E-Cat.

    Of course they cannot, yet. And their failure to be able to produce anything close to the E-Cat is what fuels their jealousy and envy.

    By the way, Rossi is not perfect. We all have faults, and Rossi is the same. But his technology is darn close to a perfect energy source for mankind. I would urge all of the jealous competitors and researchers to either put away their jealousy and congratulate Rossi for his accomplishment, or back away. Even if someone has a personal issue with Rossi, they should not let it influence their opinion of the technology itself. If they want to keep attacking Rossi they risk being on the wrong side of history. The text books many years from now may not leave them a legacy they would want their grandkids to read about.

    I think somewhere, deep down inside, even those who have been attacking Rossi out of jealousy want a better world, and a better future for humanity. I find it sad that they have let jealousy and envy make them lose sight of why they become interested in cold fusion research to begin with. Perhaps if they would take a step back and consider the big picture — ignoring their personal ambitions — they would realize their attacks against the E-Cat technology are not helpful in creating a better home for all humanity.