Rossi: E-Cat SKL Testers Still in his Lab

Things are still quite hazy, but I get the feeling that the E-Cat SKL is working well. I asked Andrea Rossi yesterday if the testers of the E-Cat SKL were still doing testing in his lab. His answer was ‘yes’. Today I asked another question:

Frank Acland
September 14, 2020 at 1:25 PM
Dear Andrea,

Am I correct in assuming that if the E-Cat SKL was not working, that the testers would have packed up and gone home by now?

Andrea Rossi
September 15, 2020 at 4:45 AM
Frank Acland:
Warm Regards,

Also, today on ECW, reader ‘thruthisimportant’ posted this in response to Buck on the previous thread to this one:

I like your summary for Antonio and your conclusion is correct.
I have followed the project quite close for nine years,
met with Rossi more than once,
sat in the front in Stockholm 2017 and even
watched SKL in Skype this summer.
Within short I hope the main discussion here at ECW will switch from: if and how it works, to :how to get it massively diffused. There are numerous issues to solve before SKL has settled in real practical use. Why not start to bring these up already now?

I understand that generally speaking, there will be skepticism about Rossi’s claims until a signed-sealed-and-delivered third party report is published. But over the years I have gotten used to working with crumbs and clues here and there when there isn’t much else to go on, and I get the sense that the SKL is really working.

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Article: Clean Planet Co. Ltd Aims to Commercialize its “Quantum Hydrogen Generator”

Thanks to Teppo for sharing this Google-translated link to an article from Tohoku University which includes an interview with Hideki Yoshino and Yasuhiro Iwamura of the Japanese company Clean Planet Co. Ltd.

The officers of Clean Planet speak of a new kind of reaction they describe as “Quantum Hydrogen”, and they state that Clean Planet has built a generator capable of producing 100 W, and are working on a 1 kW version. They claim that the energy density is over 1000 times that of gasoline.

They describe the power generation method thus:

“We have developed a small generator that occludes light hydrogen in nanoscale nickel and copper and stimulates it under certain conditions to cause a condensed nuclear reaction to generate electricity”.

They admit they are in the early stages of developing the technology but have a very ambitious goal in terms of commercialization:

“We aim not only to create this technology, but also to disseminate it. It is necessary to mass-produce this technology in cooperation with companies that can incorporate elements (of generators) into products and disseminate it worldwide as a social infrastructure. If there is a company or administrative division that wants to realize new social infrastructure with this energy, please feel free to contact us.”

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An Interpretation of the Current E-Cat Situation

The following is simply an interpretation of what could be happening with the E-Cat, based on comments from Andrea Rossi, however I do not know how closely it resembles reality.

Imagine you are an executive at an industrial company who has heard about Andrea Rossi and his E-Cat and have enough curiosity to check this guy out to see if this if he is a liar, a lunatic or a genius. If his technology works as he claims, it would be important for your business get involved with it.

You start talking with him and he tells you about his product and explains that he is working on an advanced model of his E-Cat that can generate a lot of electricity and some heat with no need for an external energy source and miniscule amounts of fuel.

Dr. Rossi tells you that he will put on a demonstration of his product for you, you can come to his lab and test it for yourself, under a strict NDA, of course. If you are satisfied that the E-Cat is really a revolutionary technology, your company and Dr. Rossi’s Leonard Corporation will enter into a business partnership in which you provide resources to commercialize the E-Cat, and Leonardo gives you permission to produce and market it.

As you and Dr. Rossi get ready to start this testing, a global pandemic descends on the globe, and all in-person meetings and non-essential travel is put on hold. Dr. Rossi is isolated in his laboratory, and you are stuck in your office. However Dr. Rossi proposes that you get an idea of what his E-Cat can do by showing you some tests via Skype. He sets up an experiment at his lab and invites you to view it. He shows you the E-Cat SKL in operation and shows you power measurements which indicate to you that this machine is actually producing much more electricity and heat that it requires to operate itself.

You scratch your head. Is what you are seeing actually real, or is the dottore playing tricks with you? You know that things you see on the internet can be faked, and there is no way you are going to make a deal with Dr. Rossi just because of something you see over Skype. You HAVE to see this E-Cat in person, and test to your heart’s content — but the pandemic is still keeping you from going to see the E-Cat, or from having Dr. Rossi to come and see you. You have no choice but to wait.

Weeks and months pass, and slowly but surely the coronavirus crisis begins to ease and some restrictions are lifted. You and Dr. Rossi make a decision that you feel it is safe enough to plan a face-to-face meeting where you can finally see and test the E-Cat SKL for yourself. It is September 2020, and the fateful meeting is arranged.

You bring all the testing equipment you can think of to test test for watts, amps, ohms, temperature and radiation. Dr. Rossi gets the E-Cat SKL set up and turns it on. It acts just like it did over those Skype video sessions. It is putting out copious amounts of electricity minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, but it is consuming very little. You set up your radiation detectors around the E-Cat and find that they detect nothing that suggests any unusual or harmful radioactivity.

You scratch your head again. The implications of what you are seeing are staggering. You can’t deny what you are witnessing, but at the same time you are having a hard time taking the implications of it all. What you are seeing is completely new and you realize it could affect the world in profound way, and you as a company have an opportunity to play a part bringing this technology into the world

But how long can this machine operate like this? It’s been running longer than would be possible with even the best battery somehow hidden in the internal parts. But you need to know the capabilities of the E-Cat in order to market it. Will it shut down after a week or two? When will it need to be refueled? You need to do long-term testing in order to answer those questions, so you arrange with Dr. Rossi to do this.

It’s a very interesting and exciting situation, and potentially world-changing venture to be a part of. You wonder how it will all turn out, but you feel like you have no choice now but to continue what you have started.

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European Consortium CleanHME (Clean Hydrogen Metal Energy) Formed to Develop Energy from Hydrogen-Metal and Plasma Systems

A number of ECW readers have posted about a European consortium of private and public entities, including some universities, called CleanHME (which stands for Clean Hydrogen Metal Energy), which has received an EU grant that will allow it to operate for the next four years.

The website of CleanHME is

Here is their stated objective from their website:

“CleanHME shall develop a new, clean, safe, compact and very efficient energy source based on Hydrogen-Metal and plasma systems, which could be a breakthrough for both private use as well as for industrial applications. The new energy source could be employed both as a small mobile system or alternatively as a stand-alone heat and electricity generator. We plan to construct a new compact reactor to test the HME technology during the long-term experiments and increase its technology readiness level. A comprehensive theory of HME phenomena shall be worked out as well.”

There will be a kick-off event held at the University of Szczecin in Poland, September 23-25 2020.

This link provides more details about this event, and how to make travel arrangements:

Here is the planned program from the above link.

September 22, 2020: Evening Welcome Banquet (place to be specified)
September 23, 2020, Papieża Jana Pawła II 22 a, Szczecin: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, Clean
Energy from Hydrogen-Metal Systems, Hot Nuclear Fusion
September 24, 2020, Wielkopolska 15, Szczecin: Structure of the CleanHME, Presenta+on of the
Work Packages, Discussion, Conference Dinner
September 25, 2020, Wielkopolska 15, Szczecin: Research Managing and Reporting, Financial
Managing and Reporting, General Assembly and Steering Board Meetings

New SAFIRE Video on “Nuclear Plasma Reactor”

A new video has been posted by Aureon Energy Ltd, about the company’s SAFIRE Plasma Reactor which they are now describing as a ‘nuclear plasma reactor’, and which they say can generate energy, produce heat, transmute elements and remediate radioactive waste. They emphasize the commercial potential of SAFIRE in this video and say that they are concurrently working in the lab and raising funds to bring commercial product to market.

They describe in simple terms how the reactor works: hydrogen fuel enters the reactor, the anode is a metal alloy, the power going in is electrical, the reaction at the core generates heat, the heat creates steam which can run a turbine that generates electricity that can either be sent to the grid, or back into reactor. They say that the hydrogen can be reused, and that no negative radioactive side-effects are produced.

Video can be seen on the Aureon Energy website, and is also posted on Youtube:

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University of Texas Press Release: “Decades-Old Mystery of Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Solved”

The following press release was published by the University of Texas at Austin on September 2, 2020. Original story at this link:

AUSTIN, Texas — For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly more energy than should be possible. An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has cracked the code of this scientific anomaly, knocking down a barrier to building ultra-fast battery energy storage systems.

The team found that these metal oxides possess unique ways to store energy beyond classic electrochemical storage mechanisms. The research, published in Nature Materials, found several types of metal compounds with up to three times the energy storage capability compared with materials common in today’s commercially available lithium-ion batteries.

By decoding this mystery, the researchers are helping unlock batteries with greater energy capacity. That could mean smaller, more powerful batteries able to rapidly deliver charges for everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

“For nearly two decades, the research community has been perplexed by these materials’ anomalously high capacities beyond their theoretical limits,” said Guihua Yu, an associate professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering and one of the leaders of the project. “This work demonstrates the very first experimental evidence to show the extra charge is stored physically inside these materials via space charge storage mechanism.”

To demonstrate this phenomenon, the team found a way to monitor and measure how the elements change over time. Researchers from UT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Waterloo in Canada, Shandong University of China, Qingdao University in China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences participated in the project.

At the center of the discovery are transition-metal oxides, which are compounds that include oxygen bonded with transition metals such as iron, nickel and zinc. Energy can be stored inside the metal oxides — as opposed to typical methods that see lithium ions move in and out of these materials or convert their crystal structures for energy storage. And the researchers show that additional charge capacity can also be stored at the surface of iron nanoparticles formed during a series of conventional electrochemical processes.

A broad range of transition metals can unlock this extra capacity, according to the research, and they share a common thread — the ability to collect a high density of electrons. These materials aren’t yet ready for prime time, Yu said, primarily because of a lack of knowledge about them. But the researchers said these new findings should go a long way in shedding light on the potential of these materials.

The key technique employed in this study, named in situ magnetometry, is a real-time magnetic monitoring method to investigate the evolution of a material’s internal electronic structure. It is able to quantify the charge capacity by measuring variations in magnetism. This technique can be used to study charge storage at a very small scale that is beyond the capabilities of many conventional characterization tools.

“The most significant results were obtained from a technique commonly used by physicists but very rarely in the battery community,” Yu said. “This is a perfect showcase of a beautiful marriage of physics and electrochemistry.”

Nat Levy
Cockrell School of Engineering

Rossi: Third Party Testing of the E-Cat SKL Has Started

According to Andrea Rossi today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, the first round of third party testing of the E-Cat SKL has begun. Mason asked simply if the testing had begun, and Rossi answered, “yes”.

I think this is an important step, especially that it is taking place during the continued coronavirus pandemic which had seemed to be a big obstacle to progress on validating the E-Cat SKL. In hindsight, however, it could turn out to have been a benefit to Andrea Rossi in the sense that he says that he has used this pandemic period to further develop the SKL. He has stated that the third party testing will be on the model of the E-Cat SKL that he claims can produce 95 per cent electricity and 5 percent heat.

Rossi has stated that it is not up to him to release the results of the current tests, since it is being done under an agreement with a business interest, and it is quite possible that this entity will not publish the results of this testing.

Still, I think it is progress that someone other than Andrea Rossi can be physically present during the testing of the SKL. I hope if the testing goes well that further testing will be done in short order and that we can get some third party to publicly publish their results.

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Brilliant Light Power Preparing for Field Trials of 250 kW ‘Primary Energy Source’

Here is a link to a new business presentation that has been published by Brilliant Light Power in which they state that they are moving forward with field trials of a heating product.

Here are some quotes from the document.

Under their ‘About Brilliant Light Power’ heading:

“We have developed a new zero-pollution, primary energy source applicable to essentially all power applications that we are preparing for thermal field trials at a scale of 250 kW and an
extraordinary power density of 5MW/liter.”

Regarding their ‘Path Forward’ they state:

“Our priority development goal is to further conduct on-site field trials through this Fall at 250 kW scale.”

“We plan to support target partner and customer field trials shortly thereafter with the objectives of (i)doing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) strategic partner deals initially with a heat exchanger OEM and a microturbine OEM, and (ii) achieving discounted green power pre-sales to become profitable.”

They describe a recent test:

“The SunCell® was submersed in an 850-liter tap water tank that was initially at room temperature. The SunCell® molten gallium internal temperature remained steady at about 500°C which is a typical operating temperature of a steam turbine power plant. A manifold of water jets maintained a stable external cell temperature while avoidance of localized hot spot formation on the walls was solved using a ceramic liner. The run duration was extended to 104 hours to compete the continuous operation duration trial.”

Brilliant Light Power emphasizes that the thermal market world wide is worth $8 trillion, and they believe that their SunCell product is suited to this market, considering it a ‘Cash Cow’ able to produce energy at ‘dirt cheap’ $20-200 per KW depending on the application.

Rossi: Two Third Party E-Cat Tests Coming Up

Andrea Rossi today has clarified the situation regarding third party testing of the E-Cat.

I followed up on a question from Brice posted on the Journal of Nuclear Physics where Rossi responded that the first test would be He stated that the first test, scheduled for September, will be a test with a future business partner, and a later test will be with a certification agency.

Frank Acland
September 6, 2020 at 8:37 AM
Dear Andrea,

Let me see if I understand correctly:

1. The test scheduled for September is with a third party which is a potential business partner, not an independent certification agency.
2. Another test will be done by an independent certification agency.
3. Will this second test be done also in September?
4. Will the results of both tests be made public?
5. Do you still expect a public presentation will be made this year?

Andrea Rossi
September 6, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Frank Acland:
1- yes
2- yes
3- probably in October
4- only the results of the certification agency
5- yes
Warm Regards,

So the first test that is scheduled to take place this month appears to be private, my guess is that business decisions will be made dependent upon the results of the test. We probably won’t know the details of this test. I expect that the public presentation, hopefully this year, will provide details about the second test.

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Stable Ball Lightning? Scientists Observe 3-D Skyrmion For First Time (Rossi says related to E-Cat SKL)

A reader named Cecilia posted the following link to an article from Science Daily on the Journal of Nuclear Physics which reports that researchers at Amherst College and Aalto University have created a three dimensional, or ‘knotted’ skyrmion,

From the article:

“In an extremely sparse and cold quantum gas, the physicists have created knots made of the magnetic moments, or spins, of the constituent atoms. The knots exhibit many of the characteristics of ball lightning, which some scientists believe to consist of tangled streams of electric currents. The persistence of such knots could be the reason why ball lightning, a ball of plasma, lives for a surprisingly long time in comparison to a lightning strike. The new results could inspire new ways of keeping plasma intact in a stable ball in fusion reactors.”

The website describes a skyrmion as a “swirling quasi-particle, a knot of twisting field lines, or a subatomic hurricane.”

Interestingly, Cecilia asked Andrea Rossi whether the phenomenon described in the paper was related to the E-Cat SKL.

Rossi responded, “Yes.”

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