Andrea Rossi is reporting the testing phase for the one megawatt heat plant housed in a shipping container is now complete. This means a pending report from a “major independent third party certification institute,” is underway and reportedly due to be released in about a month. More of this is discussed at Swedish author and journalist Mats Lewan’s blog.
Apparently a COP of 3.2-3.6 over a 32 day period and isotopic change in nickel and lithium was observed.
“In summary, the performance of the E-Cat reactor is remarkable. We have a device giving heat energy compatible with nuclear transformations, but it operates at low energy and gives neither nuclear radioactive waste nor emits radiation. From basic general knowledge in nuclear physics this should not be possible. Nevertheless we have to relate to the fact that the experimental results from our test show heat production beyond chemical burning, and that the E-Cat fuel undergoes nuclear transformations. It is certainly most unsatisfying that these results so far have no convincing theoretical explanation, but the experimental results cannot be dismissed or ignored just because of lack of theoretical understanding.”
The report is entitled “Observation of Abundant Heat Production From a Reactor Device and of Isotopic Changes in the Fuel” and is written by Giuseppe Levi, Evelyn Foschi, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson, Lars Tegnér and Hanno Essén, all of whom also wrote an earlier third party report on the E-Cat.
A fair critique, especially of the calorimetric measuring, can be found here.
According to the event page at Livestream.com, the broadcast will begin at 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday July 22 and run until 9:00 a.m. EDT. Following is the detailed event description from Livestream.com, translated by Google:
“Live from the labs Defkalion Europe, in Milan, is set up what is perhaps the most advanced experiment of cold fusion. Cold fusion has long been the center of controversy, large differences, suspicions, supporters and accusers who, in no uncertain terms, speak of scam. The substance would be very simple: with cold fusion we are in the presence of an energy source with essentially unlimited and low costs. If this new energy source was available on the market, as announced at the Defkalion Europe, it would change the global energy scenarios. In the course of this meeting, organized by Defkalion Europe, in cooperation with TRIWU ‘and Moebius, the transmission of Radio Science 24, Il Sole 24 Ore, it can be seen working the “machine” that through a process of LENR, Low energy Nuclear Reaction produces energy. The reactor has never been seen before to the general public. Federico Pedrocchi Moebius, Maurizio Melis (also known as the host of Mr. Kilowatt Radio 24), with the help of technical Defkalion Europe and other guests, will describe the “machine” in its various components, and tell how the process works – or should work, telling the voices of those who cry all’imbroglio. One thing is certain: the appointment is of great interest to the world of scientific research and industrial development. If it works, the energy revolution of cold fusion will change the daily lives of everyone.”
Authors: Giuseppe Levi
Bologna University, Bologna, Italy;
Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad,
Roland Pettersson and
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden;
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Daniele Passerini has posted another candid pic of Andrea Rossi’s “Hot” Cat on his blog. Passerini claims this photograph was taken sometime last year in 2012 and features the red hot device being pushed to its upper limits.
We have also been treated to pictures of the shipping and testing of the 1 MW Ecat plant from Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physics. The pictures were taken on April 30 – May 01 when the unit was purportedly transported from Bologna to Ferrara, Italy. Andrea Rossi has stated that this unit has been purchased by an American customer.
Andrea Rossi released a flurry of tantalizing messages last week, reporting a third party independent test of the eCat has concluded and the results will be available by the “middle of April.”
“I met with the 11 professors and experts that made the tests and they were very positive. One of them told me, “We got evidence that the “effect” is real beyond any reasonable doubt.’ …All the professors said the test is gone well, very well….The effect is stunning, we saw in our private tests, and has been replicated by the third independent party.”
Rossi also reported that the industrial 1 megawatt eCat acquired by an unidentified military customer has been available for 90% of the time, or about 8000 hours, with a COP of 6. Rossi reports the home eCat is “years away,” supposedly due to consumer testing and certification requirements.
We are still digesting the information presented at the Zurich E-Cat Conference which concluded today. We’ll leave any conclusions up to the masses as you can now view the “Hot Cat” third party test results courtesy of PESN video:
“Many new things are happening day by day by day around this very important work.”
Several blogs and other sources are speculating on rumors of leaked images and data from a test of Andrea Rossi’s Hot Cat Energy Catalyst. The device is reportedly capable of producing several kilowatts of power at temperatures up to 1,200 Celsius. An insider going by the name of Cures, has said the device in the picture was being supplied with 3.56 kilowatts of electrical power, and it was calculated to be emitting 13.39 kilowatts of power in the form of infrared radiation. Rossi has since identified the mysterious insider as, Domenico Fioravanti, an over exuberant consultant for an alleged military customer of the Leonardo Corporation. Rossi further stated the results of the July 16, 2012 test will be published by the University of Bologna in October.