Rossi: E-Cat Has Been Licensed for Manufacturing

Here’s a little bit of information that might give us an idea of what Andrea Rossi/Leonardo Corporation’s business plan might be in terms of commercializing the E-Cat.

Sture Andreasson
October 31, 2020 at 4:13 AM
Dear Andrea Rossi,

Have any of your partners been licensed to manufacture e-cat in their factory for use in their own products?

Andrea Rossi
October 31, 2020 at 5:52 AM
Sture Andreasson:
Yes,
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi has commented in the past that he would like to see broad worldwide dissemination of the E-Cat. I asked him last month if he would be planning to have an exclusive deal with some company. He replied:

Andrea Rossi
September 28, 2020 at 3:53 PM
Frank Acland:
I am looking for multiple agreements. A big global family.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So perhaps he has now made the first licensing deal, and more are to follow. If the E-Cat SKL is all it is claimed to be I would imagine that many manufacturers would be interested in incorporating the E-Cat into their products.

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Updated Report from Desireless on Mizuno Replication

In June of this year, ECW reader Desireless provided a report of his efforts to replicate the Mizuno LENR experiment. He stated that he had been able to successfully achieve excess heat production, but only with a COP around 1.2 – 1.5. (See here: https://e-catworld.com/2020/06/15/claim-of-successful-replication-of-mizuno-lenr-experiment-desireless/)

Desireless has provided some updated information in comments on this site which are posted below:

“My Mizuno replication analogue continue and now I can confirm Excess heat with H2 as well.

“I can confirm Excess heat is higher with D2 by factor of 1.5.

“Excess heat is generated even by heather itself, not only mesh.

“There is certain pressure range near 0.01 – 0.04 Bar which gives the highest excess. Pressures under 0.7 Bar are giving clear results.”

[. . .]

“The reactor is same that I posted photos previously. It has wound nickel wire heater and is powered with DC power supply. Meshes are identical that were prepared year ago. It is running for around 2 months in total.

“Mesh is producing bursts of gamma rays when they are exposed to air, air pumped out and then D2 introduced at around 300 – 600°C, around 4-5x BG. Mesh must be unloaded. Can be measured very well with GM tubes with energy threshold from 100 keV for around 5 seconds. From then level is moving back to BG.

“Focus is now at mesh preparation because while Pd is deposited it is strongly damaging previously prepared surface. So nearly all the work is useless. Pd is way too hard even after softening. On the other hand Pd is deposited better than I thought.”

CleanHME Project Publishes Presentations from Kick-off Event

The EU-funded CleanHME project, which is seeking to develop technology for producing energy from hydrogen-metal and plasma systems held it’s kick-off event September 23-25at the University of Szczecin, Poland.

Videos from the event have been posted on the project’s website here: http://www.cleanhme.eu/?page_id=345

The So far, only videos are available, with no separate papers or slideshows. There are several hours worth of video available, and I haven’t looked at them all yet. Below are a list of the speakers and the titles of their presentations.

Peter Hagelstein: History of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

Jirohta Kasagi: Present Status and Perspectives of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

Konrad Czerski: Clean Energy from Hydrogen-Metal Systems – Problems to Solve

Pekka Peljo: HERMES project overview

Jean-Paul Biberian: Electrolysis experiments

Francesco Celani: Gas loading experiments with CuNi wires

Matej Lipoglavsek: Accelerator experiments

Marcin Jakubowski: Overview of Hot Nuclear Fusion technology

Jacques Ruer: Energy Production Policy

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Rossi: The End is in Sight for Testing

Thanks to Gerard McEk for submitting the following question to the the Journal of Nuclear Physics.

Gerard McEk
October 25, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Dear Andrea,
Can you tell us how testing is progressing:
1. Is the end in sight?
2. Based on the tests until now: Do you believe that the general outcome of these tests is positive?
3. Is covid 19 hindering progress at this moment?
4. Have you already planned to build a combined prototype in a product with a Partner?
Please, stay healthy, kind regards, Gerard.

Andrea Rossi’s responses:

Andrea Rossi
October 26, 2020 at 6:08 AM
Gerard McEk:
1- yes
2- yes
3- surely it does not help
4- yes
Warm Regards,
A.R.

From what Rossi has stated, there seem to have been various kinds of testing with the E-Cat SKL going on lately, and he has continued to maintain that things have been going well. I don’t know quite what to make of his affirmative response to the question ‘is the end in sight’?

Perhaps he is referring to the certification testing, which I think most people following the E-Cat story are awaiting with much anticipation. I think a third party verifying Rossi’s claims about the performance of the SKL is what is required for people to start taking the technology much more seriously.

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Disputable issue of matter and antimatter symmetry

. by Aleksei Savchenko A.A. Bochvar Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM), Rogova 5A, Moscow, Russia, sav-alex111@mail.ru +7-977-520-5299

. Read the whole article Download the ZIP file . Abstract Analyzed the common views on the origin matter and antimatter. Proposed and rationalized the hypothesis, stating that the antimatter was not lost in [...]

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Wall Street Journal: Energy Giants Investing for Hydrogen Economy

An article from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal focuses on the investments that many large energy companies are taking steps to prepare for large-scale use of hydrogen as a fuel of the future in the fight to reduce carbon emissions worldwide.

Title of the article: “Major Energy Companies Bet Big on Hydrogen”
Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/major-energy-companies-bet-big-on-hydrogen-11603392160 (subscription required to read full article, buy you can listen to the full audio version at the link)

According to the article, European energy giants like Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Repsol are seeing opportunities in developing the production of hydrogen. These companies all have goals and programs to reduce carbon emissions, and when it comes to hydrogen these companies already have expertise and experience with fuel storage, compression and transportation and can use those to their advantage when dealing with hydrogen.

Hydrogen is used in fuel cells where it is combined with oxygen to generate electricity. It can also be be burned to power an internal combustion engine. There are no carbon emissions when hydrogen is burned, but hydrogen combustion engines do produce nitrogen oxides (NOx) which are toxic.

The WSJ article cites a study by BloombergNEF titled “Hydrogen Economy Outlook” published earlier this year which stated that by 2050, one third of greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced if governments implement necessary policies to support the development of the hydrogen economy.

Such policies could be higher taxes on carbon fuels which could make hydrogen more competitive, or subsidies to support hydrogen production. At the moment, hydrogen is produced in various ways some of which require fossil fuel emissions. Color codes are used to identify different methods of hydrogen production: Brown – uses coal, grey – uses natural gas, blue – uses natural gas with carbon capture and storage, green – uses renewable energy such as solar or wind. Green hydrogen is considered the most environmentally desirable, but at the moment is also the most expensive.

The hydrogen economy has been talked about for many years, but hydrogen still seems to be a somewhat marginal player in the overall goal to transition away from carbon producing energy. If nothing better comes along, maybe it will help play a bigger role in our energy future, but it does seem to require a great deal of investment and infrastructure to be widely adopted.

Rossi and Team ‘Brainstorming’ E-Cat SKL Marketing Strategy, Still Undecided

I asked Andrea Rossi what his plans were to get the attention of potential E-Cat SKL customers were. His response:

Andrea Rossi
October 20, 2020 at 3:09 PM
Frank Acland:
Good question. We are brainstorming about this issue. The choice of a correct advertising. To make things more complicated are the distorsions caused by the Covid 19.
We have not decided yet, but internet will be the carrier.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I think that it won’t be terribly difficult for Rossi to attract the attention of potential customers if the E-Cat SKL works in the ways he has described. It’s a product without any precedent, and something that almost anyone can think of a way to benefit from.

The important task for Rossi to accomplish is to convince people that what he has is real and works well.

Already there have been many good suggestions posted by readers on the Journal of Nuclear Physics on ways to do that, for example, a coast-to-coast journey of an EV powered by the SKL, or a continuous live video feed showing the SKL doing something ‘impossible’. I think there a lots of possibilities.

So far he has kept the SKL closely under wraps, only showing it to select parties under NDA. Once that has been done, I think his biggest challenge will be keeping up with demand.

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The First Room-temperature Superconductor has Been Found

Thanks to an ECW reader for sending the following:

The first room-temperature superconductor has finally been found. A compound of carbon, hydrogen and sulfur conducts electricity without resistance up to 15° C, but there’s a catch – these results are only achieved under high pressure.

Article from Nature News

“First room-temperature superconductor excites — and baffles — scientists”

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02895-0

“Scientists have created a mystery material that seems to conduct electricity without any resistance at temperatures of up to about 15 °C. That’s a new record for superconductivity, a phenomenon usually associated with very cold temperatures. The material itself is poorly understood, but it shows the potential of a class of superconductors discovered in 2015.”

An article on this topic has been posted by the New Scientist titled: “First room-temperature superconductor could spark energy revolution”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2256953-first-room-temperature-superconductor-could-spark-energy-revolution/

The author states that if we can create a material that can superconduct at lower pressures,

“This material could be used in applications ranging from quantum computing to building better MRI machines to drastically reducing energy waste from electricity transmission. “If we could make superconducting wires that we didn’t have to cool, we could in principle replace the whole power grid,” says Zurek. “That would be a real revolution.”

Rossi: Energy = Information Density

Andrea Rossi posted an unusual comment on the Journal of Nuclear Physics recently in response to a question about what he considers a definition of energy:

Norma
October 17, 2020 at 4:58 AM
Dear Dr Andrea Rossi:
After your paper
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/330601653_E-Cat_SK_and_long_range_particle_interactions
how would you describe the term “energy”, like “energy =…” ?

Andrea Rossi
October 17, 2020 at 5:06 AM
Norma:
Energy = information density in the space-time
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I followed up with a question:

Frank Acland
October 17, 2020 at 9:03 PM

Dear Andrea,

A standard definition of energy is “the capacity for doing work”. Today you gave a definition of energy as: “information density in the space-time”.

Can you explain why you have such a different definition of energy than is normal?

His response:

Andrea Rossi
October 18, 2020 at 2:42 AM
Frank Acland:
“capacity for doing work” is a definition of an attribute, not of the intrinsic being. It is like to say that the definition of a car is ” capacity to move “: it is not a definition of a car, it is an atrribute of it.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I think this is more of a philosophical issue than a practical one, and really has no bearing on whether the E-Cat SKL works well or not, but it may be an indication of how Rossi is thinking about his work these days. When he speaks of energy in terms of information density, it may reflect his approach to working with the E-Cat where it seems that the alogrithms of his control systems play a very important role.

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