Rossi: Weeks-long Testing for on Permanent SSM to Start August

A comment by Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics outlines the schedule of a new round of testing that is planned for the upcoming weeks:

Andrea Rossi
August 9, 2019 at 10:53 PM
Working with the Ecat SK Leonardo. Preparing the very important tests that will start on August 22 and will end at the beginning of October: after that phase we will know if the permanent SSM revolution will succeed or not. The work is hard and difficult, the matter very complex, but I am working with the best possible Team in this matter in the whole world.
I am optimist, but this is a fight.
A very hard fight.
Warm Regards,

To me, Andrea does not sound particularly confident here about achieving ‘permanent self-sustained mechanism’ with the E-Cat SK. It seems like getting a sufficient amount of direct electricity production from the SK plasma, enough to charge a battery is proving to be quite a challenge.

And I am not sure how urgent a problem this is to solve if the E-Cat SK works well. It would seem that if it actually can run from a battery, it would be simpler to have the battery charged in a conventional manner, not necessarily charged by the E-Cat itself. It would be elegant and impressive if the E-Cat could be completely stand-alone, but not necessary from a commercial point of view.

Report: US Dept. of Defense Running BLP SunCell (Cashmemorz)

The following comment was posted by Cashmemorz on the Always Open thread.

“Department of Defense has a Suncell running on its premises as a licensee”:
by July 21,2019:
according to Navid Sadikali (CEO at in the first segment on a talk show at:

then scroll down to “End Of Petroleum talks Hydrino Energy – Live on Freedom Talk Live July 21, 2019”

[Quote by Navid Sadikali from the radio interview at 10:55 mark: “They have a reactor running at the US Military DoD as a licensee, so, that’s already running”]

It is finally happening, the Suncell is being used by a commercial or military client. Who has Rossi signed on, openly?

I communicated with Navid. He was involved with Brett Holverstott in writing a book about Mills: “Randell Mills and The Search for Hydrino Energy” one of several books about Mills and the Grand Unified Theory-Classical Physics. I have been asked what I am doing to get GUT-CP accepted by the academics in physics. Navid is the one actually doing something about that.

Mills knows the actual mechanisms involved in the E-Cat. No need to keep looking around at all of the various hypotheses being proposed elsewhere and waste any more time on that aspect of the E-Cat or its variants. By joining forces, that is what will break through the impasse formed by the physics community against GUT-CP and the device on Brilliant Light and Power and on sites such as this one as well.

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New Parkhomov Paper Published: “”Nickel-hydrogen Heat Generator, Continuously Working for Seven Months”

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for a comment announcing that Russian physicist Alexander Parkhomov has published a new paper on the Journal of Unconventional Science reporting about his seven-month LENR experiment that he claims produced 4100 Joules of excess heat. He had previously reported about this at a LENR conference in Sochi, Russia last year, but had not published a paper about it until now.

The paper is titled “Nickel-hydrogen heat generator, continuously working for 7 months”.

The original Russian paper can be accessed here:

Bob has provided a rough English translation of the paper here, which included the original images:

Here is the abstract:

A nickel-hydrogen heat generator was created that continuously worked for 225 days with a heat dissipation power exceeding the consumed electricity from 200 to 1000 W (thermal coefficient 1.6 – 3.6). Completion of the work is connected with the exhaustion of fuel energy resource. Total excess energy generation of about 4100 MJ. The fuel used in the heat generator is hydrogen-saturated nickel powder weighing 1.2 g. Energy release per 1 nickel atom 2.1 MeV. Changes in the elemental and isotopic composition of fuel and structural materials are analyzed.

Bob has also made a video in which he analyzes the Parkhomov paper.

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New Mizuno-Rothwell Paper: “Supplemental Information on Increased Excess Heat from Palladium Deposited on Nickel”

A new paper has been posted on the LENR-CANR website by Tadihiko Mizuno and Jed Rothwell, titled: “Supplemental Information on Increased ExcessHeat from Palladium Deposited on Nickel”, available here:

It is meant to be a supplement to their earlier paper, “Increased Excess Heat from Palladium Deposited on Nickel” published here:

The document gives some safety warnings about the hazards of working with nickel, and the need for taking proper safety precautions if replications are attempted. It also includes the Q&A with Mizuno first published on June 25, 2019.

There is also this comment about tap water:

“Tap Water may Play a RoleSome people suspect the tap water in Sapporo may make a difference. They are investigating this. There is a detailed description of this water in Japanese which you can Google translate. It is here:

There are more instructions about cleaning the nickel mesh, and some instructions that have been sent to persons who have received mesh prepared by Mizuno himself. There is a temperature distribution study which shows temperatures recorded on the surface of a reactor.

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US Dept of Energy Announces Plans for “Versatile Test Reactor”

The following is a news release from the Office of Nuclear Energy of he US Department of Energy published on August 5, 2019 here.

DOE Announces Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to Examine Building a Versatile Test Reactor in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing that the department will develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the impacts of building a Versatile Test Reactor in the U.S. to test future fuels and materials that industry is designing for advanced civilian nuclear power reactors to provide large amounts of carbon-free, economical electricity for the nation’s power grid.

“This testing capability is essential for the United States to modernize its nuclear energy infrastructure and for developing transformational nuclear energy technologies that reduce waste generation and enhance nuclear security,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. “Lack of a domestic reactor with versatile fast-neutron-spectrum testing capability is a significant national strategic risk affecting the ability of DOE to fulfill its mission to advance the energy, environmental, and nuclear security of the United States and promote scientific and technological innovation.”

“DOE needs to develop this capability on an accelerated schedule to avoid further delay in the United States’ ability to develop and deploy advanced nuclear energy technologies,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Rita Baranwal. “If this capability is not available to U.S. innovators as soon as possible, the ongoing shift of nuclear technology dominance to other international states such as China and the Russian Federation will accelerate, to the detriment of the U.S. nuclear industrial sector. Beginning the NEPA process at this time will ensure that all environmental factors are considered before the Department makes a final decision to move forward with the project.”

During the first steps of this NEPA process, DOE invites the public to comment now through September 4, 2019 on what the department should include in the scope of the upcoming Draft version of the EIS. Under NEPA, the Draft EIS analysis will be completed during the next several months, published, and the public invited to comment on it for 45 days. DOE will evaluate comments before the EIS is made final. When final, the EIS will be published and made available to the public for 30 days before the department can issue a Record of Decision.

Two locations currently under consideration for the U.S. Versatile Test Reactor are Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee. In addition, the Idaho National Laboratory and the Savannah River Site are two locations under consideration for the fabrication of the fuel needed to run the Versatile Test Reactor.

In addition to gathering written comments, DOE will host two interactive webcast scoping meetings to provide information about the VTR and the NEPA process, and to gather oral and written comments.

The webcast scoping meetings will be held August 27, 2019, 6:00 ET/4:00 MT and August 28, 2019, 8:00 ET/6:00 MT, and will be accessible during those times on the internet August 27 and August 28. To join the webcast scoping meetings by phone, participants can call toll-free in the U.S. at 877-869-3847.

Parkhomov Paper: “LENR as a Manifestation of Weak Interactions”

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for bringing attention to a new paper published by Alexander Parkhomov in the Journal of Unconventional Science titled “LENR as a Manifestation of Weak Interactions”.

The article is in Russian here:

Bob has published a rough English translation here:

Here is the English translated abstract:

The small neutrino (antineutrino) mass makes it possible to generate them intensively as a result of collisions of particles of matter during thermal motion. The resulting neutrinos (antineutrinos) have an energy of about 0.1 eV. With such an energy, the De Broglie wavelength is about 5 microns. This means that a huge number of atoms are involved in nuclear weak interactions, which makes the effects of nuclear transformations involving neutrinos (anti-neutrinoes) really observable. Considering the thermal generation of neutrinos as the basis for nuclear transformations in the LENR process allows us to explain a number of features of this phenomenon.

Bob has also published a video discussing the paper here:

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New Video: Deneum Prepares for Mizuno Replication Experiment

Thanks to Artefact for posting a video made by the Estonian LENR company Deneum who are in the process of getting ready to try to replicate the Mizuno R20 experiment following instructions and protocols provided in the recent Mizuno/Rothwell paper.

We can see from this video that they are being very thorough in trying to follow with exactness the steps spelled out in the Mizuno paper, even purchasing the same Japanese detergent brand that Mizuno used.

They say there will be more videos to come:

The next video(s) will feature the main experiment, no matter the positive result (excess heat) is achieved or not.

It’s great to see the interest in the Mizuno paper, it’s exactly what I have hoped would happen. If we start seeing positive results I think interest will only increase and replication efforts multiply.

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“Preliminary Notes On Mizuno/Rothwell Experiment R20” (MFMP Live Document)

Alan Goldwater of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is getting ready to make an attempt to replicate the Mizuno R20 reactor as described in the recent Mizuno-Rothwell paper.

In true live open science fashion, he has a live document available to report on his activities which can be accessed here:

Alan reports that he has been supplied with nickel mesh from Jed Rothwell that is identical to that used by Mizuno, and it has been examined using EDS/SEM, and the procedures for preparation described by Mizuno have been followed as closely as possible.

I am sure that Alan will be interested in comments from people following his progress

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E-Cat ‘Produces a Magnetic Field’

Here’s a short piece of information that comes from the Journal of Nuclear Physics. Andrea Rossi was asked by Giuliano Bettini

Giuliano Bettini
July 30, 2019 at 4:30 AM
Hi Andrea,
If I can ask (and if someone hasn’t already asked)
in the last self sustaining mode experiments, did you see if the device spontaneously generates a magnetic field around itself? Or does it generate no magnetic field?
Best wishes
Giuliano Bettini.

Andrea Rossi
July 30, 2019 at 7:32 AM
Prof Giuliano Bettini:
It does generate a magnetic field.
Warm Regards and strong wishes for your health recovery,

Based on other comments Andrea has made recently, it seems that his focus now is on the infinite COP E-Cat producing heat, not electricity. Direct electrical production seems to be a lot more difficult than heat production, and presumably it is this magnetic field that he is trying to exploit to generate the electricity needed to charge the internal battery that he believes can provide all the power that is needed to allow the E-Cat to operate in permanent self-sustain mode.

He still has not claimed success for this infinite COP/permanent SSM configuration of the E-Cat, but he does say it is close, and he has said that he hopes to demonstrate it yet this year.

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