Rossi’s engineer: ‘I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe’
An interview with engineer Fulvio Fabiani by Matts Lewin author of:
"An Impossible Invention"
Click here for the full interview link…
E-Cat Reactor on line
Starting in late 2014, Andrea Rossi reported that he was working at the site of a customer of Industrial Heat, performing a long-term test of an industrial-grade 1MW E-Cat plant that was supplying heat for an industrial process. Rossi has said that at the conclusion of this test, data from the testing will be made available, and visits to the plant will be allowed by selected individuals, including members the press. Rossi has said that he expects the testing to conclude in February 2016.
“We Ignore This New Capability at our Technological, Environmental and Commercial Peril”
“Condensed Matter Nuclear Science” published in October, 2015.
The authors of the report are Pamela A. Mosier-Boss (US Navy SPAWAR-Pacific, San Diego, CA) and Lawrence P. Forsley (JWK Corporation, Annandale, VA Global Energy Corporation, San Diego, CA University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX).
The document is described as a “Synopsis of Refereed Publications on Condensed Matter Nuclear Reactions” and can be accessed here: https://www.academia.edu/17964553/Condensed_Matter_Nuclear_Science_October_2015
Here is the conclusion from the Executive Summary of the document:
“This comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed papers clearly defines the existence of, and many of the parameters associated with, condensed matter nuclear science. The palladium/deuterium co-deposition protocol has shown itself to be robust, replicable and repeatable. As such, it provides an accessible doorway to investigate this novel, nuclear phenomena.”
“It has the promise of controllable nuclear reactions without ionizing radiation; compact, green nuclear energy sources and a means to remediate existing nuclear waste. We ignore this new capability at our technological, environmental and commercial peril.”
Rossi has been granted US patent on the E-Cat — fuel mix specified
(Last updated on August 25, 9.17 pm CET). Today Andrea Rossi was granted a patent on his LENR based heating device the E-Cat. The patent, which has the filing date March 14, 2012, can be downloaded here: US9115913B1
As far as I understand, the patent describes the so-called low temperature E-Cat that Rossi showed in semi-public demonstrations at several occasions in 2011, and which is also used in an ongoing 350-day trial of a 1 MW plant, but since it describes core parts of the technology it is probably also valid at a certain extent also for more recent E-Cat models with higher operating temperature.
Note that LENR is not mentioned explicitly in the patent, but also note that the contents of the fuel mix are specified — lithium and lithium aluminium hydride as fuel and a group 10 element, such as nickel in powdered form as the catalyst. This is important since fuel and catalyst specifications are lacking from an earlier patent application by Rossi on the E-Cat.
The earlier application has widely been considered far to weak to have chances to be granted. It was originally filed in Italy in April 2008, and an Italian patent was granted in 2011 but the approval was based on old rules, basically not involving any validation of the claims.
The lack of fuel and catalyst specification was highlighted in October 2014 when the Swedish-Italian report on a 32-day test of the E-Cat in Lugano, Switzerland, was published, containing a chemical analysis of the fuel before and after the experiment. Being public from that point the fuel mix would not longer be patentable.
Now it appears that the experimenters were allowed to do the analysis because the patent application containing this information was already filed.
It also appears that the earlier application has been used on purpose by Rossi as a cover-up while working on the second application.
Since the Lugano report was published, several attempts at replication of the effect have been made, most notably by the Russian scientist Parkhomov, who seems to have obtained a few positive results.
We are now reminded that Rossi has been using this fuel and catalyst mix since at least 2012, giving us an idea about his lead. It’s also clear that he understood already at that time that nickel was the catalyst and not the fuel, which was an earlier hypothesis by Rossi and his scientific advisor, late Prof. Sergio Focardi.
On the other hand, the patent offers new detailed information that should be useful for those trying to replicate the effect.
It’s interesting to note that the only reaction specifically described in the patent is the chemical reaction releasing small amounts of hydrogen, avoiding the need for a hydrogen canister which was used in the early demonstrations of the E-Cat in 2011.
This chemical reaction cannot be the main heat source. The main heat source in the E-Cat is a strongly exothermal reaction, only mentioned as such in the patent, and the very core of the E-Cat technology – a reaction that is supposedly LENR based, thus nuclear, and that should consume very small amounts of hydrogen, but for which a theory and a detailed description is still lacking.
This is the controversial part of the E-Cat, and although the fuel and the catalyst are described in the patent, the reaction in itself is not.
However, it says in the patent that a wafer with two fuel layers and a layer with an electrical resistor, typically of the size 12x12x1/3 inches, will sustain about 180 days, providing kilowatts of heat. No chemical fuel of that size can provide anything close to that amount of energy.
The document was sent to me by Rossi who told me he knew about the patent being granted already a month ago, but that it was officially published today. He had no further comments except that he thought it would accelerate commercialization of the E-Cat technology.
As a final comment I note that the patent describes several aspects of the low temperature E-Cat that I have observed myself or have been told about by Rossi or by witnesses.
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The website Ecat.com, that is run by Rossi’s commercial partner Hydrofusion, based in Sweden, has published a Q&A with Rossi with regard to the patent. One of the questions makes clear that Rossi has filed several other patent applications, but that he ranks this one as No. 1.
A new worldwide energy revolution has begun! Cold Fusion (LENR) now confirmed…
With the E-Cat the amount of energy produced is far greater than what could be produced in any chemical reaction or input power. This now opens a whole new area in nuclear research.
Some quotes from the report:
“The fuel generating the excessive heat was analyzed with several
methods before and after the experimental run. It was found that the Lithium and Nickel content in the fuel had the natural isotopic composition before the run, but after the 32 days run the isotopic composition has changed dramatically both for Lithium and Nickel. Such a change can only take place via nuclear reactions. It is thus clear that nuclear reactions have taken place in the burning process. This is also what can be suspected from the excessive heat being generated in the process.”
“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”.
A copy of the 3rd Party Report has been released and posted at:
Read additional comments at: http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/10/08/e-cat-report-released/
ExtremeTech Article Link: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191754-cold-fusion-reactor-verified-by-third-party-researchers-seems-to-have-1-million-times-the-energy-density-of-gasoline
NETWORKWORLD Article Link: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2824558/infrastructure-management/could-ultra-cheap-clean-energy-be-just-around-the-corner-the-return-of-rossi-and-the-e-cat.html#comments
Assessing the "Lugano" E-Cat Report: http://lenrftw.net/assessing_ecat_report.html#.VDwh2b5ry-0
Wednesday November 12, 2014
Bill Gates is briefed on LEANR (Cold Fusion) developments at ENEA, the Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development in Frascati, Italy
For the full story go to: http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/11/14/bill-gates-addressed-at-enea-by-lenr-research-coordinator-what-does-he-know-about-lenr/