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  • Rod Walton

    Please see on Power Engineering December 5 2018: ABB, Emerson, OUC, leaders echo digital themes at Power Engineering Keynote
    Best Regards,
    Rod Walton

  • Niall Bohan

    Dr Andrea Rossi:
    Are you sure the nickel is almost limitless as written in http://www.ecat.com?
    Thanks,
    Niall Bohan

  • Gerard McEk

    Dear Andrea,
    Just a few questions:
    1. Can you tell us if you are already able to produce the ECats automatically?
    2. By when do you intend to start production, or has production started already?
    3. Will you also produce the ECat controllers in your production plants?
    4. I have always thought that the 40 MW unit is a single unit that will produce electricity. Now I understand that there will be multiple smaller units that will be located at different sites. Is the latter the right interpretation?
    5. Do they intend to produce electricity with the (collection of) 40 MW unit(s)?
    6. How much percent of the 40 MW units(s) is ready?
    Thank you for answering our questions.
    Kind regards, Gerard

  • Italo R.

    Dear Dr. Rossi, in the future there will certainly be an Ecat + turbine + alternator system for the production of electricity.
    I was trying to do some simplified and approximate calculations.

    If the Ecat alone had for example a COP = 6 and the turbine + alternator had an efficiency of 30%, the electrical output energy would be about twice of the power supply.
    For a COP = 12, the output would be about 4 times the input. And so on.

    I do not know what the maximum operative COP value could be, but probably greater than 12.
    At the Stockholm test, a COP of more than 500 was measured, but I think that the real maximum operational COP value will not be too high for security and stability issues.
    However, yet with the roughly values ​​assumed in my calculations, we can see that the system can generate electricity at costs much lower than the current ones.

    If you could sell electricity as you sell now heat, the clients will certainly be happy saving on their money, you would be even happier earning all you want, and humanity would be the main beneficiary.
    What do you think about?

    Kind Regards,
    Italo R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Iggy Dalrymple:
    Now let us stay focused on our development target. For now I just can say that our business is too risky to allow small investors give us money.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    Dear Dr Rossi,
    I appreciate your effort to withhold investment from small investors until the e-cat is a proven reliable product. Once your product is a proven solid value, do you plan to reward your long time supporters with special consideration in allowing them to move to the front of the line?
    Best regards,
    Iggy

  • Andrea Rossi

    Jane:
    Thank you for your sustain.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Jane

    Dear Andrea Rossi:
    I read the whole content od http://www.ingandrearossi.com
    It is very inspiring.
    Godspeed,
    Jane

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dr Irina and Vitaly Uzikov:
    Thank you!
    This is an important recognition to the work of my team from one of the most prestigious scientific echelons of the world.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Svein Henrik:
    Moreless.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Rod Walton:
    Thank you for the information. By the way: I am a reader of Power Engineering since the year 1972, when I manufactured in my factory my first plant to make energy with wastes with my first patent related to the post-combustion of the smokes. In 1984 Power Engineering published in the section “cementator” an article about my plant to turn organic wastes into fuel oil. At those times P.E. was my “bible”. I still leaf through it.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Rod Walton

    Dear Dr Andrea Rossi:
    Just google “power engineering December 4 2018 to see the last developments in the alternative energies.
    Rod Walton

  • Svein Henrik

    Dear Andrea
    I refer to the question from Seven N. Karels about the weight of one reactor.
    You have earlier confirmed the weight to be one kilo and the control unit to 10 kilos.
    Witch for the reactor is obviously within the window he presented.
    How many reactors are the 10 kilos control unit able to supply?
    Is the prior information of 100 still an actual number?
    Regards, Svein Henrik.

  • Irina and Vitaly Uzikov

    Dear Andrea!

    I published on the Russian Internet resource ProAtom for the nuclear industry specialists the article “Industrial energy devices for low-threshold nuclear reactions is a reality” about increasing recognition of the reality of the “Rossi effect” in scientific circles and about your latest achievements, in particular, materials about the upcoming commercial presentations ECat SK (January 31, 2019)
    http://www.proatom.ru/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8330&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

    With deepest respect and best wishes,

    Vitaly Uzikov

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    The window is correct,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Toussaint Francois:
    Yes,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Toussaint françois

    Dear Andrea Rossi

    One question please, with the launch of your new products QX and SK will you make an update on your internet pages ?

    Warm Regards,

    Toussaint françois

  • Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    You posted the volume of the 27kW reactor is about 1/2 liter. What is the mass of the 27kW reactor? I would suspect it to be between 0.5 and 4.0 kg, probably about 2.5kg?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Viktor Shipachev:
    My opinion is that if a technology works the funds come from the market.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Viktor Shipachev

    G 20: half of the funds should go for R&D for new and more efficient energy sources.
    Viktor Shipachev

  • Andrea Rossi

    Colin Watters:
    Just internet.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Colin Watters

    Dear Mr Rossi,

    How do you plan to advertise your product launch in January? Adverts in trade magazines? Spam email? Newspapers? Have you hired an advertising agency?

    Regards.

  • Eric Ashworth

    Tom Monroe, With regards Leonardo corporation not going public to raise funds has nothing to do with the viability of the E-Cat technology. I believe Andrea does not want people to lose money because the E – Cat has to be accepted in the industrial market. Once it is, then investors will be assured of not losing money but as it is, although the technology is 100% capable of producing large quantities of cheap heat it has to gain acceptance and this is, I believe, the final step. Also proof positive that Andrea is a scientist and not a financier. Regards Eric Ashworth.
    P.S. Spam this if you consider me out of line

  • Andrea Rossi

    Tom Monroe:
    1- if you watch carefully the video of the test made in Stockholm you have a hint of it ( google ” Youtube Ecat November 24 Stockholm presentation ” )
    2- the risk not to be sure that the money of investors will return with interests in their pockets. I will have this certainty after my Ecats will be massively in operation. I am terrorized to see persons lose their savings. I am an industrialist, not a finance guy.
    Warm Regards.
    A.R.

  • Tom Monroe

    Dear Mr Rossi,

    I have followed you for several years, on and off. I’m excited about your project. I’ve gone back in the archives, and I couldn’t find the answers to these questions:
    1. I remember earlier (maybe prior to Ecat) that you were talking about switching modes to “self-sustaining” (and that this would radically increase COP). Whatever happened to self-sustaining mode?
    2. Recently you’ve told people inquiring about investing that it is “too risky” – can you elaborate on what you see the is biggest risk? (I mean, everything is risky, right? But what do you consider to be the biggest risk?)

    Looking forward to watching your upcoming presentation.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Svein Henrik:
    We’ll see what we can do.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Svein Henrik

    Dear Andrea
    Today is the opening of COP 24 in the Polish town of Katowice for 12 days of climate talks.
    The Green Bank Network mobilizes now US$ 41 billion for clean energy projects around the globe.
    May you reveal, as a positive inspiration to your followers, that your own “Kat” has a COP 24 or more, which may include the E-cats in these projects?
    Regards, Svein Henrik

  • Andrea Rossi

    WaltC:
    I think the Wikipedia article is correct.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Italo R.:
    We are not testing a turbine, we are testing a combustion chamber that could fit a turbine. The efficiency of a turbine could be around 30%.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Pekka Janhunen:
    Thank you for the information,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Brokeeper:
    1- this depends on the kind of module
    2- no, when we say “module” we refer to one reactor
    3- see point 2
    4- the volume rated 27 kW is about half liter
    5- see point 2
    6- yes
    7- it depends on the type of plant and how the client wants to use the 40 MW
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Bruce Williams:
    I am always delighted to answer to everybody,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Bruce Williams

    Hello, Andrea:
    I didn’t expect a replay from you!
    I know you are a very BUSY man. I have been following your incredible efforts for several years now on E-Catworld. You have my full admoration, sir, may you be victorious.
    Auguri, vincerai!
    Bruce Williams

  • Brokeeper

    Dear Andrea,

    Congratulations on your team’s progress on the 27kW SK.

    Because some comments have been using ‘module’ and ‘reactor’ interchangeably, I’m little hazy as to what an E-Cat module may contain. Could you clarify the following?
    1. Does the minimal module contain one E-Cat reactor and heat
    exchanger?
    2. Could multiple reactors fit within one module?
    3. If so, is there a limit to the number of reactors fitting in
    one module?
    4. If not too soon to ask, what is a single reactor module’s
    volume?
    5. Does the total module volume increase directly by the number
    of reactors (including water volume) or is there an
    algorithm/ratio?
    6. What is the term used for multiple modules, a plant?
    7. Besides the control system, in general, could you clarify
    any other terms that may help understand what a 40MW plant
    may consist?
    Thank you very much,
    Brokeeper

  • Dear Andrea,
    Addendum: the official link to the Kitamura et al. paper is https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319918320925

  • Dear Andrea,

    In 16 August 2018, Japanese researchers (Kitamura et al.) published a paper in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy titled “Excess heat evolution from nanocomposite samples under exposure to hydrogen isotope gases”. They report a series of experiments where excess heat was observed using palladium-nickel and copper-nickel alloys with protium and deuterium, made into nanocomposite with zirconia and silica. This is one of the few examples, thus far, where LENR results are published in a well-esteemed mainstream journal. They conclude that “It is impossible to attribute the excess heat to any chemical reaction”. They also refer to your work:

    “Among them, replication experiments of the Rossi-type reactors have been performed by several researchers [4-7], which seemingly appears to show unignorable reproducibility of the Rossi method. However, little is known about the accuracy of the calorimetry and the mechanism of the claimed anomalously large energy production.”

    and their Reference [3] is to your website:

    “[3] A. Rossi / Leonardo Corporation; http://ecat.com/.”

    The full paper can be accessed at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akito_Takahashi/publication/324507195_Excess_heat_evolution_from_nanocomposite_samples_under_exposure_to_hydrogen_isotope_gases/links/5ad1327caca272fdaf7795f7/Excess-heat-evolution-from-nanocomposite-samples-under-exposure-to-hydrogen-isotope-gases.pdf

    regards, /pekka

  • Italo R.

    Dr. Rossi, you have written “…It depends on the efficiency of the turbine, not of the Ecat….”.
    Yes I know. What is the range of efficiency of turbine used for this application whose test is in course?
    Thank you if you can reply.
    I know that a medium value could be 0.3 but in reality it depends on many factors.
    Kind Regards,
    Italo R.

  • WaltC

    Dr. Andrea Rossi,

    I realize it’s too early for you to talk about your R&D experience with turbines, but for the broad readership, with respect to current state of the art in turbine electrical generation efficiency, Wikipedia (a useful source for many things, but **DEFINITELY NOT LENR**) has this to say:

    “Microturbines have around 15% efficiencies without a recuperator, 20 to 30% with one and they can reach 85% combined thermal-electrical efficiency in cogeneration… Researchers from the Lappeenranta University of Technology designed a 500 kW intercooled and recuperated two-shaft microturbine aiming for a 45% efficiency.”

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    No.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Italo R.:
    It depends on the efficiency of the turbine, not of the Ecat.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Bruce Williams:
    No, it is still too risky and I want not put the savings of people at risk.Thank you for your trust, though !
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Toussaint Francois:
    In 2019
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Toussaint françois

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    One question please, when do you think you will be able to produce massively the SK and the QX reactors ?

    Warm Regards

    Toussaint François

  • Bruce Williams

    Is it possible to invest in Leonardo Corporation?
    Bruce Williams

  • Italo R.

    Dear Dr. Rossi, we are very happy for you and your team.
    These latest developments are very exciting and we can not wait to see the January commercial demonstration.
    Your latest news about the next generation of electricity with a turbine and generator is also tremendously important.
    Have you already calculated the ratio between the electrical output power and the incoming thermal power?
    Can you communicate a value even if approximate?

    Kind Regards,

    Italo R.

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    You said: “but soon we will have clients that will couple Ecats with turbines coupled with alternators”. Do you think you will have this done before the presentation on January 31st?

    Many thanks,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

    Lars:
    Today we make only heat, but soon we will have clients that will couple Ecats with turbines coupled with alternators.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Bob Belovich:
    Thank you, very interesting.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Bob Belovich

    Dear Andrea Rossi

    These are historic times with your customer’s use of heat from the ECAT sk

    My heartfelt congratulations.

    I wanted to let your readers know that I have found useful information for understanding some of the concepts you discuss in a PBS production titled Spacetime. Episodes are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g

    Bob Belovich

  • Lars

    Dear Andrea,
    can you say anything how you make electricity with the E-cat today?

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