E-Cat South Asia Tech Update

Press Release from Ecat Australia and Ecat South Asia – August 2013

TOMORROWS ENERGY, TODAY

Since we last wrote, there continues to be important developments. The rest of the world is waking up that L.E.N.R. is serious. A recent Forbes article emphasized the maturing of the technology.

And OilPrice.com journalist Brian Westenhaus thinks the industry may have reached the turning point and perhaps the last stages before widespread acceptance. This is further supported by an influx of universities in the US and afield that are now including LENR or Cold Fusion studies in their syllabus.

The 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-18) held last month also provided substantial details of the technology along with deepening understanding of the physics behind it. In practice no-one is yet able to match the COP that Rossi has attained: COP=6, but we hope that all parties do succeed because there is much need for more efficient and environmentally friendly energy sources.

Our focus has continued to be on working with interested parties, discussing their needs and recommending solutions. The following diagram shows the wide applicability of the Rossi E-Cat and Hot-Cat.

Many companies around the globe and in this region are starting to focus on co- and tri- generation, the situation where one heat source is used over and over again. To this end the actual effective COP can be much higher than 6, if one can re-use the heat. A typical co-generation use could be using the initial heat for a food manufacturing process, and the waste heat for a chilling/refrigeration process.

Consider a typical Co-Generation opportunity: Fruit and Veges industry.

Primary Application: Blanching. For this, typically they would be using grid electricity, or Gas. With the E-Cat they would enjoy a COP of 6 (i.e. for every unit of energy previously used, now they can consume just 1/6th of that energy, reducing their bill proportionately). Once used the energy they have consumed is typically wasted.

Secondary Application: By coupling the blanching process and its waste heat, to a chiller system, the company can convert this waste heat into chilling, allowing operation of cold rooms for holding vegetables, at almost no additional energy cost. Assuming a 70% efficiency on this leg, the company might be able to get an additional 50% re-use of the energy (allowing for inefficiencies).

Now the company may also consider that there is a third use for the same energy – output from the Chiller is hot water (approximately 50-70 degrees C). This is ideal for general use in bathrooms and kitchens for washing and cleaning.

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Notice from the example table above, that there is substantial improvement of the facility’s energy use. Using the E-Cat, the company may be able to achieve upwards of 10 times the value of the input energy. (note this is a generalized example. Engineers will be able to estimate specific applications which depend on environmental conditions and other factors).

e-cat AustraliaE-Cat Australia and South Asia is working with manufacturers and distributors of allied equipment to assist our clients get additional benefit when they implement an E-Cat or Hot-Cat.

Regards

Roy Wise, B.Chem.E, MBA
www.EcatSouthAsia.com

and Roger Green
www.E-catAustralia.com

 

Controlling the Reaction

The single biggest hurdle to the acceptance of LENR fka Cold Fusion is control of the reaction.  There is little doubt in the learned scientific community that the anomalous and excess heat generated by the unidentified reaction is real.  This has been proven thousands of times in the past two decades.

Much to the dismay of the pioneering Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann (whom took this to his grave), the lack of control destroyed their careers and gave Cold Fusion a permanent black eye.  Early experiments show that excess heat is somehow released by the absorption of deuterium in a palladium lattice, but their crude experiments were not controllable and virtually impossible to reproduce by others.  Their work was dismayed as pseudoscience and all but killed further funding for research.

Twenty plus years later, the entrepreneurs now seem to have the upper hand.  While the research dollars disappeared, experiments continued quietly in small labs across the globe.  There are a handful of companies actively working to bring a LENR device to market.  Again, control is the key issue if one believes Rossi, Brillouin, Blacklight and Defkalion all have devices which produce excess heat.

Brillouin Energy Corporation seems especially in tune with the issue.  Its founder, Robert Godes, has been working for many years to solve the control issue.  His innovations apparently allows Brillouin a controlled and predictable output and a working theory they call a Controlled Electron Capture Reaction.  Their theory and stability has generated millions of dollars in funding and a relationship with the Standford Research Institute.

Further developments in control will spur more funding and more research.  As the phenomenon is more fully understood, a solid reproducible reaction will be available to everyone.

Ecat Third Party Test Results

“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 sources.” — Report Abstract

“The results obtained indicate that energy was produced in decidedly higher quantities than what may be gained from any conventional source.” — Report Conclusion

With the results now published, what happens next?  How independent are the familiar names of the authors?  What is the margin of error?  Does this really prove anything?

Read the Full Report and decide for yourself.

Authors: Giuseppe Levi
Bologna University, Bologna, Italy;
Evelyn Foschi
Bologna, Italy;
Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad,
Roland Pettersson and
Lars Tegnér
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden;
Hanno Essén
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

 

E-Cat Contracts with US Partner

Rumblings from the Rossi camp and now a press release from Prometeon SRL, the Italian Licensee of Leonardo Corporation’s E-Cat products, confirm the signing of a contract with a U.S. entity (translated):

A very important agreement concerning the Leonardo Corporation, producer of ‘E-Cat, was signed in October in the wake of the tests on’ Hot Cat made ​​since June in Italy and the United States. A 1 MW thermal which uses the ‘Hot Cat should be in place during 2013 in a plant for the production and distribution of energy or located in the U.S. or in a country in which the counterparty is a signatory to the activities, and will be one of the first non-military applications of this revolutionary technology.

Cold Fusion and the Energy Crisis

A recent article by Dr. Stoyan Sarg recaps all the potential benefits and hurdles LENR has faced in the last quarter century:

While the year 2011 will be remembered for the remarkable progress in cold fusion achieved in Italy and more particularly by the E-cat reactors of Andrea Rossi, the year 2012 will be remembered for the slow progress of its recognition by the mainstream establishments.

 

A Cold Shoulder to Cold Fusion

The vast majority of the people in the world have never heard of Cold Fusion, or LENR, as it is now popularly called. The study of LENR was nearly buried, but positive experiments have continued twenty years after Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann’s announcement in 1989. As seen below, the late Eugene Mallove, a brilliant scientist and cold fusion expert, tells of how “arrogant physics” and the efforts of negative and close-minded hot fusion advocates led to the public smear campaign against LENR. Thankfully, the honorable efforts of Mallove and others have continued and now we appear to be close to legitimizing their work.

Dr. Mallove prophetically told in a 1994 Good Morning America interview, the very first cold fusion application will be “a home heating unit, and followed very quickly thereafter will be a small electrical generator.” Could this moment be upon us with the commercialization of Rossi’s E-Cat? If so, the world will owe a debt of gratitude to brave individuals like Eugene Mallove who remained steadfast in light of tremendous efforts to destroy an idea.

NASA Scientist Clarifies Video

NASA scientist, Joe Zawodny, has made clarifications on NASA’s recently released video on LENR.

There have been many attempts to twist the release of this video into NASA’s support for LENR or as proof that Rossi’s e-cat really works. Many extraordinary claims have been made in 2010. In my scientific opinion, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I find a distinct absence of the latter. So let me be very clear here. While I personally find sufficient demonstration that LENR effects warrant further investigation, I remain skeptical. Furthermore, I am unaware of any clear and convincing demonstrations of any viable commercial device producing useful amounts of net energy.

LENR in 2012

As 2011 comes to a close, the debate continues over the feasibility of cold fusion, or as it is now commonly being referred, a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction.  Is Andrea Rossi an engineering genius, or simply a hoaxter?  Will commercial applications of the Rossi Ecat be made available and will other “copycats” or competitive reactors reach the market too?  Will the current LENR buzz lead to more research and credible support from the scientific community?  Will fossil fuels be relegated to fossil (irrelevant) fuels?

Time will tell, but the following articles are all betting 2012 may be the beginning of an energy revolution.

Forbes: 2012: The Year of Cold Fusion?

One More Competition (sic) For E-Cat Fusion

Rossi’s E-Cat Cold Fusion Dominates 2011

 

 

 

NASA on LENR

Last week, NASA, under the pressure of an FOIA request, released the power point slides from an internal presentation in which three of its senior scientists discussed the nature of LENR and its impacts on space and air travel.  NASA has been funding LENR research in the U.S. and has had continuing discussions with Andrea Rossi and other scientists working in the field for many years.

View NASA Slides Here

NASA’s Joseph Zawodny concludes that LENR is indeed a form of nuclear power, but not what is commonly thought of as “cold fusion.” Zawodny believes that the transformation of one element into another is consistent with neutron absorption as other scientists claim. He goes on to point out that under one theory of what is happening, decay products of the reaction are turned into heat and gamma rays are screened out. In comparing the energy output of LENR to fission, conventional fusion, and chemical reactions, Zawodny notes that LENR is theoretically capable of producing 8 million times as much energy as a comparable chemical reaction. This of course explains why a very slow reaction can produce excess heat while consuming only minimal amounts of hydrogen and nickel.

From The Peak Oil Crisis: E=mc2