Risks and Rewards For Businesses to Adopt The E-Cat

The most interesting piece of information, for me, to come out of my recent interview with Andrea Rossi was his answer to my question of how much money a customer will save by switching from their current energy source to the E-Cat. Rossi said the actual saving would depend on the specific situation, but said that the saving would be between 30 and 50 per cent.

That is the first time we have had even a ballpark number about how much the E-Cat would cost. It will be interesting to see how tempting that number will be to industrial customers. I would imagine that any industry, or any individual for that matter, would take notice if they were told that they could save up to half of their energy bill.

In many cases energy savings proposals come with an upfront cost, such as investing in a solar system, or a higher-efficiency furnace/AC unit. But Leonardo’s proposition apparently does not require any initial investment for equipment, since Leonardo will install the E-Cat hardware and will manage the E-Cats remotely at no charge.

There will be disruption required for the customer, which may come at some cost in time, space, and labor. They will have to find space for the E-Cat apparatus, and they will have to make modifications to their plants to incorporate an E-Cat heat source, and that might not be a trivial undertaking. They will also have to maintain a backup heat source and have it on continual standby in case the E-Cat goes offline — so that adds complexity.

Also, so far, Leonardo has no commercial track record. LENR is unknown to most people, and certainly not considered a real alternative energy source at this point. The customer cannot be sure how reliable the E-Cat will be. There is the risk that the E-Cat won’t work well for whatever reason, and the time and effort put into installation may not be worth it.

On the other hand, if the E-Cat system does work well, there are risks for customers not to give the E-Cat a chance. In industries where energy is significant cost of doing business, a savings of 30-50 percent could give a business an competitive advantage in terms of overall cost savings, allowing a business to provide products and/or services at lower costs to the end user.

There’s also the clean energy factor to consider. Again, if the E-Cat does work well, and it does not produce any pollution, it will be seen as an efficient way for a company to be environmentally responsible, which can count for a great deal in today’s economic and political environment.

It think it will be interesting to see whether the savings offered by Leonardo will be attractive enough for customers take them up on their E-Cat proposition.

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Interview with Andrea Rossi on E-Cat Commercialization

I had the opportunity to interview Andrea Rossi on June 11 2018 about the latest developments in his efforts to commercialize the E-Cat. You can listen to the interview at the YouTube link below.

A few of the main points covered:

The 100 kW E-Cat SK is still under development, and will undergo tests of months in length before they decide whether it is ready for commercialization.

The 1kW E-Cat QX is ‘almost’ ready. They will make a final decision by the end of June. Leonardo’s goal is to deliver E-Cats by the end of this year. Rossi stated that a public presentation may be delayed until early 2019 due to logistical difficulties of having a presentation in mid-winter during the holiday season when weather might be problematic.

Andrea Rossi stated that the first commercial efforts will be to provided heat for private industry. While technologically the E-Cat could be used to generate electricity in power stations, Rossi stated there are regulatory issues that make that a hard arena to break into.

The price that customers will pay for heat will depend on each specific situation, but Rossi states that it will be at between a 30 to 50 per cent discount on a customer’s current fuel costs.

Rossi has 22 people working with him as part of his team.

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Alexander Parkhomov Reports on Just-completed 225 Day Test

I have received the following report from Dr. Alexander Parkhomov.

I propose to acquaint visitors of e-catworld.com with this information:

On May 23, 2018, the nickel-hydrogen reactor developed by A.Parkhomov, launched on October 10, 2017, was switched off at the experimental design laboratory “KIT”. Hydrogen-saturated nickel weighing 1.2 g was used as fuel. The completion of the work is associated with a gradual reduction of excess heat release as a result of exhaustion of the energy resource of fuel. The reactor operated continuously for 225 days, generating 4200 MJ of thermal energy in excess of the consumed electricity (2.2 MeV per nickel atom). The maximum power of heat release is 1400 W at 380 W consumption (COP = 3,7), average 575 W at 355 W consumption (COP = 1,6).

Best wishes,
Alexander

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Explaining Lugano (Bob Greener)

Bob Greenyer has published a new video titled “Explaining Lugano” in which he reviews the isotopic analyses that were found in the fuel/ash analysis of the 2014 Lugano test of the E-Cat. Bob reminds us that the main findings were that Al disappeared, all Ni isotopes migrated to 62 Ni, and the lithium ratios had inverted from natural ratios.

Bob has commented here on ECW: “Like the previous explanation of Parkhomov’s 4.2GJ, 5400h experiment published Wednesday morning, I present a simple explanation of the ash found after the LUGANO experiment, using most energetically favourable paths at FusFis.org

Bob’s slideshow is here:

Explaining-Lugano-by-FusFis-dot-org

The video can be seen here:

Russian News Report: “Scientific Breakthrough: Cold Nuclear Synthesis Became Managed”

Scientific Breakthrough: Cold Fusion at room temperature became controllable

26 May 2018

Thanks to a Russian reader for sending information about an article published via the Regnum news agency titled “Scientific Breakthrough: Cold Nuclear Synthesis Became Managed”

Подробности: https://regnum.ru/news/innovatio/2421626.html
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(Automatic translation)

A long-awaited scientific breakthrough has been made in Russian and world nuclear physics. For the first time, a controlled nuclear fusion reaction is realized at room temperature

In the laboratory, it was possible to start, regulate and stop the nuclear fusion reaction in deuterated polycrystalline titanium. This became possible only after the discovery of a new type of physical wave, the existence of which was predicted by the great Soviet physicist L.D. Landau in the 1930s of the last century and received experimental confirmation of Alla Kornilova a few years ago.

The final scientific publication on the results of the cycle of experiments is presented in the May issue of the ournal “Engineering Physics”:j

A.A. Kornilov and, V.I. Vysotsky, Yu.A. Sapozhnikov, I.E. Vlasova, SN Gaydamak, A.A. Novakova, V.M. Avdyukhina, I.S. Levin, M.V. Vysotsky, E.I. Khayit, N.Kh. Volkova. “The problem and realization of stable generation of alpha particles by deuterated titanium in a heat wave field”.

The text of the article can be downloaded here .

 

Подробности: https://regnum.ru/news/innovatio/2421626.html
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Article in Russian:

https://regnum.ru/news/innovatio/2421626.html

Video interview with Alla Kornilova from 5 June 2018 in Russian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBIYsmiFzYQ

 

At the end of the interview, Alla Kornilova says she thinks that we can expect a real commercial result, use of both large and small cold fusion reactors at the latest in 3 years. Because the vast amount of experience in the field of nuclear energy can be used, all technical problems have already been dealt with.

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Photos of New LION Tubes in Preparation for Upcoming Experiment

Thanks to LION for sharing the following with us. Some New Photos: A New Experimental block made for me by ALAN at LFH. In 2 configurations -heater outside and heater inside. The first photo is of an experiment soon to be run and consists of a LION CRYSTAL containing 7 Tubes. The central Tube is […]
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ICCF-21 Day 1 on Heat and Theory

Cold Fusion Now! is attending the 21st International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science ICCF-21 here in Fort Collins, Colorado US. Steve Katinsky and David J. Nagel of LENRIA organized the entire event, working overtime to make this happen. Colorado State University is beautiful and the attendees are happy with the venue. Yours truly arrived …

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European Patent Office Grants Airbus LENR Patent

Thanks to a reader for letting me know about a patent that has been granted to Airbus Defence and Space GmbH for “Energy generating device and energy generating method and control arrangement and reactor vessel therefore”. The inventors listed are Bernhard Kotzias, Ralf Schliwa, and Toor Van Jan. The application was submitted in June 2016, and the patent grant date is March 7, 2018.

Full text available here: https://patents.google.com/patent/EP3047488B1/en?oq=EP3047488B1

From the description:

“In particular, the invention relates to a power generating apparatus having a reaction vessel or a cell for generating thermal energy by an exothermic reaction. As an exothermic reaction, a quantum condensate is carried out on a metal grid assisted electrodynamic process with hydrogen in particular. The participation of weak and strong interaction is not excluded. Preferably, a LENR is performed as an exothermic reaction, it stands for “low energy nuclear reaction”. This name has historical reasons, in the end, low-energy reaction products are produced by a fusion of nucleons.”

The full text can be found here:

https://patents.google.com/patent/EP3047488B1/en?oq=EP3047488B1

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Conference on Exciting New Science and Potential Clean Energy Source Comes to Fort Collins, Colorado (Lenria.org Press Release)

The following is a press release from Lenria.org regarding the upcoming ICCF-21 Conference to be held June 3-8 2018

 

6312 Seven Corners Centre #331 

Falls Church, VA 22044

Tel: (202) 930-3001

PRESS CONTACT: Clair Molander (916) 996-3097 / press@lenria.org

CONFERENCE ON EXCITING NEW SCIENCE AND POTENTIAL CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE COMES TO FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

ICCF-21 Conference is Primary Venue for the Scientific Presentation and Discussion of Experimental and Theoretical Ideas and Experiments in the Field of LENR

FORT COLLINS, CO – MAY 31, 2018  – The 21st International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ICCF-21) will be held at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, CO from June 3-8, 2018.  Roughly 150 scientists from over a dozen countries are expected to attend and present over 100 papers and posters on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).  Additionally, for the first time more than 25 graduate and undergraduate students and science teachers will attend the conference via a new scholarship program created to engage the next generation of capable scientists with fresh energy, ideas, and an interest in LENR.

LENR experiments over the past 30 years have shown that it is possible to release large amounts of nuclear energy using small chemical reactions.  The production of nuclear energy with LENR is groundbreaking because these reactions occur without dangerous radiation and do not produce radioactive waste.  While the empirical data for the occurrence and properties of LENR are well documented, the mechanisms that cause LENR are not yet understood.  This is a major scientific puzzle that the annual ICCF-21 conference hopes to address.

Over a dozen companies have been founded in several countries in the hopes of commercializing LENR as a new source of clean, practical energy. ICCF-21 gives these companies and scientists alike the opportunity to discuss LENR scientific research and advancements. Attendees include those interested in the business potential of LENR as a future source of reliable energy.

To learn more about ICCF-21, please visit our website at iccf21.com.  If you need more information or are interested in covering the conference, please contact ICCF-21 Co-Chair Steve Katinsky at katinsky@lenria.org.

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