Rossi Expects E-Cat Production Lines to be Operating by End of November

As we approach the end of summer, Andrea Rossi’s stated goal of having a public presentation of the E-Cat by January of next year is just a few months away. Many E-Cat followers, including myself, wonder if he can actually get a working product to market in such a short period of time.

In a recent comment, when asked when he expected the first E-Cat products to be delivered to customers, Andrea Rossi stated “Within December, I think”.

I followed up with a few questions:

Frank Acland
July 29, 2018 at 11:06 PM
Dear Andrea,

Your reply to Noble Grabow you said you think that you will deliver your first E-Cat products to customers in December.

1. About how many different customers will take delivery of your first batch of E-Cats?
2. Will the first products delivered be E-Cat QX’s
3. Are your first customers all in the USA?
4. Have you finalized the manufacturing system for the first products?
5. Does this mean you expect your production lines will be in operation by the end of November?

Andrea Rossi
July 30, 2018 at 1:09 AM
Frank Acland:
1- Deals are on course, premature to answer
2- So far the answer is yes
3- No
4- To be completed
5- Yes
Thank you for your attention to our work,
Warm Regards,

There still seems to be a great deal to be done in a short time, and I think we should not be surprised if the projected timeline changes. Having said that, Andrea Rossi has proved to be a driven man, a very hard worker with strong determination and persistence, and I am sure he is doing all in his power to see this project to its completion, and I think he will be trying his very best to get his products into the marketplace as soon as possible.

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To The Stars Academy Announces ADAM Research Project for Exotic Technology

Thanks to Jason Cook for sharing the following announcement from To The Stars Academy which has been posted on their website here:

To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science Announces The ADAM Research Project, an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation

From time to time, various sources have collected material samples reported to have come from advanced aerospace vehicles of unknown origin (popularly known as UAP – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – or UFOs.) Those sources include private citizens, foreign aerospace investigatory committees, aerospace operators and government organizations. As these materials have come to light, they can be made available for inspection.

Given the potential significance of such findings, To The Stars Academy has made it a Tier-1 priority to use its resources to subject these materials to detailed and rigorous scientific evaluation whenever feasible. As soon as TTS Academy is notified that materials are available, a thorough effort will be made to document their origin and credibility, followed by the establishment of chain-of-custody procedures and ownership protocols. In addition to reviewing the materials for their potential significance as evidence of exotic origin, the analysis will evaluate materials for such characteristics as exceptional strength, lightweight build and any unusual advanced properties that potentially could contribute to the development of exciting new technologies in the future.

As a first step, TTS Academy has established a contract with EarthTech International, Inc., ( a well-respected research think tank in Austin, Texas, to evaluate the properties of the available materials. Under the leadership of Dr. Harold E. Puthoff, a former Senior Advisor and Subcontractor to the Pentagon’s AATIP program (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) and current VP of Technology for TTS Academy, EarthTech is well-positioned to head up this materials research plan.

Rossi Working on ‘Fantastic’ New Heat Exchanger, ‘Close to 100% Efficient’ in Producing Steam

As if he did not need one more thing to work on, Andrea Rossi has stated that his team is now working on a new invention to help him make the most of his E-Cat. Here are some comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about it:

Mary Kleftogiannis
July 23, 2018 at 9:12 PM
Dr Andrea Rossi,
Have you resolved the problem of the heat exchange with a so high energy density as in the Ecat SK?
All the best,

Andrea Rossi
July 24, 2018 at 2:24 AM
Mary Kleftogiannis:
Yes, we have invented a fantastic system, now to be tested. If it works, it gives close to 100% efficiency of exchange to produce steam.
Warm Regards,

I am not sure whether this means that the Gas Turbine invention has fallen out of favor for the time being, as this would be another major project for him to focus on. Note that Rossi is here talking about producing steam, not hot air, which would require a steam turbine if they are wanting to generate electricity with the E-Cat SK.

Rossi says that this system is not yet built; they plan to carry out tests in August.

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Rossi on the Next Presentation: E-Cat Plant to be Shown Operating on Video

Andrea Rossi was asked on the Journal of Nuclear Physics whether the planned presentation of the Industrial E-Cat will feature operating E-Cats. Rossi’s answer: Andrea Rossi July 25, 2018 at 3:01 AM Debbie: No, it is impossible to get the authorization to light up a reactor in a conference room. We will show a video […]

Rossi Provides E-Cat Theory Outline

Andrea Rossi answered a question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today asking him to explain in a few words what his theoretical thinking was about the E-Cat effect.

This is his reply:

Andrea Rossi
July 18, 2018 at 5:13 AM
Standard Model:
elementary particles are tiny vibrating waves, quantistically defined, in a particular field.
When the temperature reaches the mass of an elementary particle, waves are formed corresponding to those elementary particles.
When the field of these elementary particles resonates with another field during their interaction, new waves can be raised in the second field corresponding to its temperature and if a third field is resonating with these two fields, further particles are raised corresponding with its temperature.
This is what I an consider to be tha base of my effect and I also am convinced that the “source field” is made by electrons, the resonating ones are of virtual e.p. and their antiparticles. Due to the fact that the source field has a T=1-2 eV, this explains why we do not have strong radiations during the thermalization process.
Carl-Oscar and I are preparing a series of heavy experimentation to prove this.
Maybe I am wrong. I think to be right.
Warm Regards,

This seems to be a theoretical framework Rossi has been settling on for quite some time now, and he has mentioned previously that he and Carl-Oscar Gullstrom are planning experiments to test this hypothesis, although he has not reported carrying out any of these experiments yet.

Rossi: Maximum Temperature from the E-Cat SK is 20 000°C

I had not seen any report from Andrea Rossi until now about the temperatures that he is achieving with the E-Cat SK.

Here is a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

E. Hergen
July 17, 2018 at 8:11 AM
Dear Mr. Rossi,

in a former reply you said you have reached a power density with the ecat SK you have never reached before.

What was the highest temperature you reached with the ecat SK ever, and what is the maximum temperature you can operate the ecat SK without damaging the module?

I hope you give us notice when you for the first time will produce electricity. This will be a monumental event.

Andrea Rossi
July 17, 2018 at 11:58 AM
The max T we reach is around 20 000 °C.
The production of electricity by means of heat is an old and consolidated technology. The difficult is to make the first source of energy, the eventual conversion of it in other forms is not difficult, albeit some efficiency has to be lost.
Warm Regards,

Temperatures of that magnitude are suitable for pretty much any purpose on can think of. Rossi has mentioned that a major challenge has been to keep the reactor cool enough to avoid a meltdown. He has said that the turbine configuration has provided help with cooling, but he has emphasized that it is not yet ready for commercialization. From Rossi’s reply it sounds like they have not yet generated electricity using the turbine, but that should be a trivial task compared to getting the E-Cat to run the turbine in a reliable way.

Rossi: E-Cat SK-Powered Gas Turbine ‘Power Density is the Highest I ever Reached’

Andrea Rossi seems to be concentrating his efforts now on developing the 100 kW E-Cat SK reactor, which he reports he is combining with a gas turbine. Here’s a Q&A on the subject from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

Chuck Davis

Dr Rossi:
1- do you already have a gas turbine operating?
2- if yes, which dimensions vs power?
Chuck Davis

Andrea Rossi

Chuck Davis:
1- yes
2- the power density is the highest I ever reached. Premature to give numbers.
Warm Regards,

Rossi has said previously that the ratio in size of the 1 kW QX to the 100 kW SK is 1:10 which, if true, would make the power density of the SK 10 times that of the QX. There will of course be losses when combining the SK with a gas turbine, but even if the turbine was only 20 per cent efficient, it would be twice the power density of the QX.

Steven Karels asked Rossi about how they are dealing with the very high temperatures the E-Cat SK is reportedly producing:

Steven N. Karels
July 14, 2018 at 3:40 AM
Dear Andrea Rossi,

It is difficult for me to envision of 100kW eCat SK reactor that can sustain the temperatures you report without damaging or melting the containment structure. Is the containment structure transparent?

Andrea Rossi
July 14, 2018 at 5:04 AM
Steven N.Karels:
The gas turbine configuration resolves the problem. We are working on this issue for other configurations.
Warm Regards,

Still, Rossi has said that the SK is not ready for production, and apparently they will have to make a decision at some point whether it will be launched as an initial product. When I asked him whether the SK and QX both need to be ready before they can do a product launch he replied, “No. If the SK will not be ready, we will start with the QX anyway.”

New Patent Applications from Industrial Heat Published

Thanks to John Littlemist for bringing attention to new patent applications from Industrial Heat that have been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Thanks also to Lou Paggnuco who found them and posted them on the LENR Forum here.

U.S. Patent Application 20180193816 — July 12, 2018


Inventors: Letts; Dennis G.; (Austin, TX)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, LLC Raleigh NC US
Filed: August 22, 2017

ABSTRACT: An exothermic reaction chamber includes at least one of an annular sleeve hosting a hydrogen-absorbing metal, and an electrode having either an outer diameter greater than 50 percent of the reaction chamber bore diameter, perturbations formed on the electrode outer surface, or both. The anode-to-cathode distance may be varied by controlling either or both of the thickness of the annular sleeve and the electrode diameter. Perturbations on the electrode outer surface, which facilitate electrical discharge, may be formed by winding wire around the electrode in a helical pattern, by machining the electrode, or by drilling holes through the electrode and inserting metal rods having pointed or rounded tips into the holes. Both by reducing the anode-to-cathode distance and via perturbations on the outer surface of the electrode, electrical discharge is enhanced. Electrical discharge may drive more hydrogen (deuterium) ions into the hydrogen-absorbing metal, enhancing the efficiency of exothermic reactions.

Excerpts: “Exothermic reactor power is proportional to the volume of hydrogen-absorbing metal.”


U.S. Patent Application 20180197643 — July 12, 2018

Monitoring and Controlling Exothermic Reactions Using Photon Detection Devices

Inventors: Morris; Julie A.; (Flower Mound, TX) ; Murray; Joseph A.; (Raleigh, NC)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, LLC Raleigh NC US
Filed: October 26, 2017

ABSTRACT: A method includes vacuuming an environment containing a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) system and flowing a gaseous material into the environment. The method includes heating the reactor to a first temperature range and applying a voltage to an electrode passing through a core of the LENR system. The method includes imaging one of the core or the system with a spectrometer and determining that the core is at a desired temperature based on the imaging.…0197643&RS=DN/20180197643


U.S. Patent Application 20180193815 — July 12, 2018


Inventors: Letts; Dennis G.; (Austin, TX)
Applicant: H IP Holdings Limited, St. Helier GB
Filed: June 6, 2017

ABSTRACT: An exothermic reaction of hydrogen/deuterium loaded into a metal or alloy is triggered by controlling the frequency of a hydrogen/deuterium plasma in a reaction chamber. The plasma frequency is controlled by adjusting its electron density, which in turn is controlled by adjusting the pressure within the reaction chamber. An exothermic reaction is generated at certain discrete plasma frequencies, which correspond to the optical phonon modes of D-D, H-D, and H–H bonds within the metal lattice. For example, in palladium metal, the frequencies are 8.5 THz, 15 THz, and 20 THz, respectively.

CENTAUR: DOE Funded Project for ‘Basic Research in Low-Energy Nuclear Science’

Thanks to John Koskela for posting the following from CENTAUR, the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training And University-based Research.

Link is here:

The Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training And University-based Research (CENTAUR) is a multi-institutional effort led by Texas A&M University and supported by a five-year, $10 million Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). CENTAUR will pursue basic research in low-energy nuclear science through experimental, theoretical, and technical programs using accelerators at Texas A&M’s Cyclotron Institute and Florida State University’s John D. Fox Superconducting Linear Accelerator Laboratory as well as facilities at the other participating institutions. Existing collaborations between scientists at Texas A&M and the NNSA national laboratories—including Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory—will be incorporated into center programs and expanded to involve scientists from all partner institutions, which include Florida State, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Washington, Louisiana State University and the University of Notre Dame.

When they state they are pursuing basic research in “low-energy nuclear science”, it does sound like LENR might be covered, but it’s not clear if they really are interested in it. This is a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, which normally deals with traditional nuclear fission.

Here’s a DOE press release from July 5, 2018 about the project:

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has designated a new Center of Excellence to be led by Texas A&M University in the area of Low Energy Nuclear Science as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program.

“These grants are instrumental in developing the next generation of scientists in areas of relevance to the stockpile stewardship mission,” said Dr. Kathleen Alexander, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation in NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs.

Texas A&M University will receive $10 million over five years to manage the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research (CENTAUR), which will measure high-impact reaction observables and make reaction theory more robust.

CENTAUR, led by Dr. Sherry Yennello, will combine experimental and theoretical initiatives to measure relevant nuclear structure and reaction properties with a large focus on the use of radioactive beams and/or targets. Academic partner institutions include: Florida State University, Washington University, the University of Washington, and Louisiana State University.

Launched in 2002, the SSAA program supports areas of fundamental research and development that are relevant to NNSA’s stockpile stewardship mission while helping to recruit the next generation of highly-trained technical scientists and engineers for the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

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