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.

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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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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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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Mizuno Assisting With Multiple Replication Efforts (Cold Fusion Now)

An article on the Cold Fusion Now websites reports about activity taking place to attempt to replicate the LENR reactor reported in the recent Mizuno/Rothwell paper Increased Excess Heat from Palladium Deposited on Nickel.

The CFN article is titled “Cold Fusion Reactor Heats Room in Sapporo”

According to the article, Sindre Zeiner-Gundersen, a researcher and PhD candidate, who had worked with Lief Holmlid and Sveinn Ólafsson was given a reactor by Tadahiko Mizuno, and is preparing to test it. (This is not, however, a reactor using the nickel mesh that was described in the most recent paper.) Long-time researcher Dennis Cravens is also preparing his own replication.

Mizuno also tells Cold Fusion Now that he has rented or sold twelve reactors to labs overseas.

He states:

“I rented and sold 12 CF furnaces to Japan and overseas. They are collecting data and having a lot of data, I am going to announce the data.”

“I have named these reactors as HIKOBOSHI. This means the star Altair. I also like that I feel the meaning in Japanese, which is to “flood the lights”. Hiko is also the last kanji notation of my name.”

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New Video on Cold Fusion – ‘Double Moonshot’

Thanks to Causal Observer for pointing out a new video on the ‘Answers With Joe’ YouTube Channel, run by Joe Scott, which deals with cold fusion. Personally I had previously never hears of Joe Scott, or his channel, but he does have quite a lot of YouTube influence, with over 400,000 subscribers. The channel deals with finding answers to ‘the most perplexing question in the universe’ mainly in the fields of science and technology.

Scott begins by saying that skepticism can be its own dogma, and that if you don’t look outside the established parameters, science can’t move forward. But he also says he himself tends to side with the scientific consensus because he respects the fact that so many people have dedicated their whole working lives in science and he has no grounds to challenge these experienced experts.

Having said all that, however, he thinks it is worth looking at cold fusion because there is the slightest chance that it could prove to be real — he calls it a ‘double-moonshot’, similar to the EmDrive, in that it just might work.

The video is basically a retelling of the Pons and Fleischmann story, with no real comment on current developments.

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Rossi: ‘Hints’ of Electricity Production in Experiments

Andrea Rossi has been a little more candid today about the status of the experiments he is currently running in the attempt to produce electricity directly from the E-Cat. Gerard McEk asked him on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about what he would consider a ‘cigar’ in terms of current testing (Rossi has said so far there has been ‘no cigar’).


Gerard McEk
July 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM
Dear Andrea,
When would you lit the cigar for the Electrical Ecat:
1. If the electrical output exceeds the electrical input
2. If the electrical output exceeds 25% of the total output
3. If the electrical output exceeds 50% of the total output
4. Some other goals

Andrea Rossi
July 10, 2019 at 3:11 PM
Gerrd McEk:
The answer 1 should give COP infinite. Obviously two cigars are better than 1…and counting.
You have no idea how badly we are working on it. Theoretically we should get it, but so far experimentally we had only hints of it.
Warm Regards,

I followed up with a question:

Frank Acland
July 11, 2019 at 2:00 AM
Dear Andrea,

If you are only getting hints of direct electricity production from the e-cat in experiments, when your guiding theory says you should get it, do you think the theory needs to change?

Frank Acland
July 11, 2019 at 2:00 AM
Dear Andrea,

If you are only getting hints of direct electricity production from the e-cat in experiments, when your guiding theory says you should get it, do you think the theory needs to change?

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM
Frank Acland:
The theory grows up together with the experiments in a dialectic evolution.
Warm Regards,

If Rossi is only getting ‘hints’ of electricity, it doesn’t sound like too much progress, but it seems clear that he is committed to this project and will continue until such time as he thinks it is impossible to achieve.

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Letter to the Editor of Nature (Nicholas Shaw)

The following post has been submitted by Nicholas Shaw.

Recently E-Cat World covered the secondary source article published in Nature about the failed google LENR experiments. I also was interested in those Nature publications when they came out, but I was disappointed by their inaccuracies of reporting on current successful LENR experiments in the literature. So I decided to write to the Correspondence section of Nature to write a rebuttal to the editorial articles in the form of a letter to the editor. Nature today responded to me and rejected my letter for publication. I am writing this post to submit the same letter to e-catworld in hopes you would consider publishing this letter on

Regarding and in response to: “Lessons from cold fusion, 30 years on” By: Philip Ball.
Published in the World View News Editorial section of Nature 569, 601 (2019).

Ball unfairly rejected recent evidence supporting the potential promise of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR). Indeed, some recent literature has supported this possibility, and should have been included in his recent World View article. I write to bring these to light so that the full array of evidence is available. I do this by focusing on evidence brought forward by three different research teams within the past four years in respected peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Kidwell et al. (2015) described the observation of radio frequency emissions associated with excess heat generation that is not explained by electrochemistry. This publication describes in detail the successful experiments that occurred and the conditions used for these experiments. The researchers in this publication performed 335 experiments with a fraction resulting in excess heat. Lalik et al. (2015) inadvertently detected anomalous heat from the testing of passive autocatalytic recombination (PAR) technology. This publication describes that the authors accidentally found evidence of LENR in a PAR technology that has a similar environment to those described by Fleischmann and Pons in 1989. These authors warn of the danger of the ignorance about LENR processes because it could cause unanticipated failures in similar systems. Finally, in 2018, Kitamura et al. reported highly detailed replicable experiments that resulted in excess heat generation that cannot be explained by any chemical process or reaction. This group of researchers conducted experiments designed by the progression of experimental research completed between 2008-2015.

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E-Cat ‘Not Fusion or Fission’ Rossi on the Misunderstood Electon

In a couple of recent comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi has stated that there is ‘not fusion’ in the E-Cat reaction. After these comments, Steven Karels pressed him on the topic

I understand there are two primary ways of deriving energy from the nucleus – fission and fusion. I suspect you are concerned with protecting your confidential business secrets and that is fine and understandable.

But the implication that I would draw from your comment is that the reaction is fission which cannot be the correct answer because of the low atomic number of the ingredients.

Rossi responded: :There are other nuclear interactions, besides fusion and fission.
See also

In another comment he wrote:

We are still in the Middle Age of Physics, because the Standard Model did not understand what is an electron, while Albert Einstein said ” we will understand Physics when we will understand electrons”.

Also this:

Einstein wrote: ”to understand electron means to understand Physicst“.
This is the issue I am focused on because from the study of it depends failure or success of the attempt I am making to get electricity directly from the plasma.

He has cited this book as being of interest to him: “The Higgs Fake: How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee” by Alexander Unziker”

Below are 17 points that Andrea Rossi sent me summarizing the contents of the book:

Here below some of the key points presented in the book:

1) Does exist a a scalar field that is the four divergence of the four electromagnetic potential
2) Charge density is the partial time derivative of the scalar field
3) Current density vector components are the partial space derivatives of the scalar field
4) D’Alembert equation can be applied to both scalar field and charge density
5) Electron mass is the angular frequency of a rotating elementary charge along a circumference which length is equal to Compton wavelength
6) Electron charge follows an elicoidal motion that can be encoded with a single spinor of Cl(3,1).
7)The concept of relativistic mass is easily derived from the electron charge elicoidal motion.
8) The electron charge is distributed on the surface of a sphere that follows a circular or elicoidal motion.
9)The value of the elementary charge is equal (in natural units) to the square root of the radius of this sphere with the radius of the charge orbit
10) The electron spin 1/2 is the quantized component along an external magnetic field of electron angular momentum (=hbar)
11) The elementary charge e is always associate to a quantized magnetic flux phi=h/e
12) The electron charge has a pure electromagnetic momentum eA equal to its mass in natural units
13) Newton law F=ma can be easily explained inside the theory framework
14) The charge moves at speed of light
15) Heisenberg uncertainty principle has a simple geometric interpretation
16) Ultradense hydrogen (and consequently AHE and LENR experiments) may be explained with the formations of pseudo-neutrons where the proton is at center of electron Zitterbewegung charge orbit
17) The electron model suggests a pure electromagnetic-geometric interpretationof Proca, Klein-Gordon, Dirac and Aharonov-Bohm equations

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