Rossi Shielding E-Cat for Possible ‘Strange Radiation’

What has been termed ‘Strange Radiaton’ is a phenomenon has been reportedly detected by some LENR researchers, such as Alexander Parkhomov (for example, see here) in some experimental setups.

For quite some time, Andrea Rossi has stated that he did not think ‘strange radiation’ was a verified phenomenon because he said it could not be detected by any radation detecting instruments. Today, however, he has posted a comment on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, in response to this question:

“I noticed that on the Ecat SK have been put a gieger to detect ionizing radiations and bubble columns to detect neutrons and we know you never found traces of ionizing radiations and of neutrons emitted from the Ecat. What about the strange radiations described by Dr Parkhomov ?”

Rossi replied:

Andrea Rossi
May 26, 2020 at 2:41 AM
Usha Ells:
I respect the R&D of Dr Parkhomov. For safety reasons we are assuming that SR exist and we have adopted the 10 microns thick aluminum foil to make them disappear, confirmed or not as their reality might be with the replications on course. Just to avoid any risks. Anyway, we will never reach the amperage necessary for their formation from the plasma.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Why Rossi thinks that their amperage is too low for the formation of strange radiation, he does not say.

 

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Rossi: Sweden and Germany Showing Early Interest in E-Cat

As usual, there’s not much information provided here, but here’s a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today about current interest in the E-Cat:

Heinz Sause
May 20, 2020 at 8:56 AM
Hello, dear Dr Rossi,
Which European Country is showing more interest in your Ecat technology ?
With kind regards,
Heinz Sause

Andrea Rossi
May 20, 2020 at 9:11 AM
Hein Sause:
Sweden, Germany.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

We have known for a long time of interest from Sweden, where Rossi has had professional connections and has done a presentation in the past. Germany has not figured very prominently in the E-Cat story, but it is a country which has a strong commitment to developing a carbon-free economy, and if the E-Cat works well, it would make sense that there would be a lot of interest there.

Perhaps it is companies from Sweden and Germany to whom Rossi has been making some of his online presentations during this coronavirus-affected period.

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Rossi on Opposition to the E-Cat

On the Journal of Nuclear Physics Andrea Rossi has made a somewhat cryptic statement, also a bit confusing in places, due to his use of English, but the underlying message is clear: he is expecting stiff opposition to the E-Cat, and is trying to prepare for that.

Andrea Rossi
May 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Sam:
We will be attacked hardly and our foes will find any possible way to destroy the reputation of the product. We must shield the product against any possible risk that we can imagine. I am making the attorney of the devil against the Ecat SKL.
This is like to prepare a soldier to go in the line of fire without being killed. Our product will be welcome to many, but it will be shoot at by many others and this is a sure fact. I experienced in past something similar ( see http://www.ingandrearossi.com ). I want not to repeat that experience.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

It is not hard to imagine various parties and interests who would rather not see the E-Cat emerge, neither is it hard to imagine those who would greatly welcome its advent. It’s also hard to imagine any technology that could cause as much economic, societal or political disruption as the E-Cat SKL, if it works as Rossi has described.

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Rossi: E-Cat SKL is Not Yet Ready, Still in Prototype Stage

Andrea Rossi reports having been busy over the last months with both developments of the E-Cat SKL, and also giving private Skype tests to select potential customers and investors. From what he has said, the E-Cat SKL continues to be developed, and is currently performing well.

But he has said that the E-Cat SKL is not yet ready to be put into the market, nor to be shown in a public presentation yet (which is what many readers here have been hoping for). He said there were challenges that still needed to be resolved.

I asked Rossi yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, what he meant by this:

Frank Acland
May 6, 2020 at 7:23 AM
Dear Andrea,

Are the “challenges” you still need to resolve with the E-Cat SKL mainly technical ones? Or other kinds?

He replied:

Andrea Rossi
May 6, 2020 at 9:34 AM
Frank Acland:
Other kinds: the kinds that stay between a good and consolidated prototype ( or series of prototypes ) and an industrial product exposed to the risks a product like this can run through. Imagine a son that has to go to war fighting in the line of fire…and which kind of fire.
But do not worry: it will go and fight.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

In many industries, the time between a prototype and a finished product can be quite long. Issues of design need to be resolved along with testing to simulate real-world applications. The E-Cat SKL doesn’t have a long track record, so it makes me wonder how long it will be before it makes a commercial appearance. I don’t know if the public presentation Andrea Rossi has been talking about will be with a finished industrial product, or a prototype. If it is the former, it might be quite a while yet before we see it.

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‘Several Agreements Have Been Signed’ For the Commercialization of the E-Cat

I have asked Andrea Rossi some questions about the current status of commercializing the E-Cat SKL. He has reported that during this period of coronavirus restriction, he has been conducting online video presentations of the E-Cat with several separate companies.

He has said that some of these presentations have been given to prospective customers, and some to prospective investors.

He has not named any of these companies, because he says all his dealings thus far have been under NDA, but I did ask about the kinds of entities he is dealing with.

Frank Acland
May 1, 2020 at 11:56 AM
Dear Andrea,

You have said that the first E-Cat SKL product will be an industrial one.

1. Are any of your prospective industrial customers intending to use the SKL to generate electricity for their own operations?
2. Are any of your prospective customers utilities who are hoping to use the E-Cat SKL to feed electricity to the grid?
3. Are any of your prospective customers hoping to use the E-Cat SKL to power electric vehicles?

His response:

Andrea Rossi
May 1, 2020 at 1:11 PM
Frank Acland:
1. yes
2. yes
3. yes
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I then followed up with a question about whether he expected to make any deals with those he had been showing the SKL to. He replied:

Andrea Rossi
May 2, 2020 at 11:04 AM
Frank Acland:
Several agreements already have been signed.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Brokeeper asked this question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

1. Are these companies not just capable of but also will begin to manufacture the E-Cats for themselves and distribution throughout their regions?

Rossi’s reply was “yes.

His short responses to detailed questions are typical for Rossi, and often leave things open to interpretation, as he will usually not elaborate about things which he considers confidential. So far we have no confirmation about these meetings or deals from anyone other than Rossi himself, so we are going to have to continue to wait for further details.

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Rossi says ‘Client’ is a Potential Global Partner

I keep trying to get a clearer understanding of the current situation with the E-Cat, in terms of the business plan. It occurred to me that the reason the testing situation is so important, (which has been hampered due to the coronavirus pandemic) could be because the results will determine whether a deal with a global company is reached. So I asked Andrea Rossi about this on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Frank Acland

Dear Andrea,

I want to see if I am understanding correctly:

You said the party you are currently doing testing with (remotely for now) is a client:
1- who is paying for the the testing ?
2- Is this client also a potential global partner (dependant on the results of the testing)?

Many thanks and best wishes,

Frank Acland

 

Rossi’s response:

Andrea Rossi
April 26, 2020 at 3:12 AM
Frank Acland:
1- the clients
2- yes
Warm Regards,
A.R.

From earlier comments by Rossi, he has said that so far, no one has made an E-Cat SKL independently from himself. To me, this suggests that Rossi is withholding certain information about the E-Cat until he has reached a deal that he finds satisfactory. And from the perspective of a client, they want to be completely sure that the E-Cat technology is the real deal before they do a deal with Rossi.

It appears that the coronavirus situation requires that for now the only testing that can take place is remotely. Rossi has said that ideally, the testers will come to him and/or he will go to them, but this is not currently possible.

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U.S. Crude Oil Contract Price Turns Negative

We have all probably been noticing that the coronavirus pandemic has hit the oil market extremely hard with prices dropping sharply over recent months. A very strange thing happened yesterday with the price U.S. WTI Crude Oil May contract settling in negative territory for the first time, settling at – [minus] $37.

Here’s a little commentary on the situation from CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’ show with Jim Cramer in which his guest Rusty Braziel CEO of RBN Energy, who explains that the current situation does not apply to the physical market, but calls it a ‘paper market’ problem. He does say it is possible that the physical price of oil could go negative at some point if demand continues to dry up due to coronavirus impacts, and storage facilities are filled.

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Rossi ‘Taking Advantage’ of Coronavirus Period to Improve E-Cat SKL

I asked Andrea Rossi yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics what tasks he was doing these days in terms of the development of the E-Cat SKL.
His response:
Andrea Rossi

Frank Acland:
Measurements aimed to obtain the highest possible efficiency combined with the maximum possible reliability. Designing and redesigning the assebly.
Until we are in the period of grace of the R&D the modifications are fast and cheap, while when we will be in the phase of massive production , modifications will be very expensive. So we must now make all the possible tests and combinations, and compare the results. The corona virus period can be taken advantage of as a sort of an incubator of improvements: any negative event must be turned into a positive chance, which is what I always made in the not easy course of my life.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Also, Gerard McEk asked Rossi about his working situation:

Gerard McEk

Dear Andrea,
1. I would guess that the tests have already been finalized and that you are now waiting for the reports, is that right?
2. You obviously took all your stuff to Europe somewhere, where you are continuing your development. I assume it was brought by plane. Does it really take so little equipment to design, built and test the E-Cat SKL?

Rossi’s response:

Andrea Rossi
April 18, 2020 at 7:59 AM
Gerard McEk:
1- no
2- We have most of the equipment necessary to make the Ecats in the USA. Here I have only the instrumentation necessary to work on a prototype and make all the necessary measurements, but the production is there and from there I continue to receive what I need incliding new features.

So from this it sounds like Rossi is saying that the production of E-Cat parts is taking place in the US, while he himself is in Europe working on prototypes, getting materials sent to him from the U.S. as needed.

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Validation Report of Brilliant Light Power SunCell: “Plasma Energy was almost Three Times Greater than the Input Electrode excitation energy”

Thanks to cashmemorz for providing the following link:

A news update on the Brilliant Light Power website reports that a validation of their SunCell technology has been carried out by Dr. Mark Nansteel  Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley in March 2020, and he has written a report of his testing which can be accessed at this link:

https://brilliantlightpower.com/pdf/Waterbath_Calorimetry_Data_and_Analysis_031120.pdf

Dr. Nansteel writes in the Summary section of his report:

“The energy flows and enthalpy changes essential to the calorimetric measurement were carefully measured in the tests. These measured quantities were subsequently used with rigorous statements of energy conservation to determine the energy released by the plasma. Here, the plasma energy is defined as energy released in excess of the conventional electrical energy dissipated between the tungsten
and liquid gallium electrodes (time integrated voltage-current product). In each test the measured plasma energy release was unambiguous and exceeded all of the other energy flows in magnitude. In one test the plasma energy was almost three times greater than the input electrode excitation energy. The present document provides a detailed description of the test apparatus, conditions and procedures used in the tests, the development of energy balance formulas applied in the calorimetric evaluation, and analysis of the test data to obtain the plasma energy release.”

A separate document detailing the water bath protocol used in the test can be accessed here:

https://brilliantlightpower.com/pdf/Waterbath_Calorimeter_Protocol_031720.pdf

Brilliant Light Power states this about the report on its website:

“These results demonstrate that BrLP has advanced the SunCell® engineering to operate continuously at 5 MW/liter power densities which has broad commercial applications as a safe, inexpensive, autonomous, 100% green power source. The power gain of four times input power was sufficient to output net electrical power to the grid using mainstay turbine-generation systems. BrLP is also developing superior concentrator photovoltaic and magnetohydrodynamic electrical power systems.”

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E-Cat 2011 NIH (David Fojt)

The following post and article were submitted by David Fojt,

Here I share with everyone my understanding from Ecat 2011 NIH.

Regarding Rossi’s case, we can treat his “folklore” but some are doing better than me for that.

However, I guess he never lied deliberately but mostly by omission, therefore I could be wrong.

From my side, I only investigated things in relation to his technical stuff, reports, etc.

As I understand it, he used 2 catalysts both, a catalyst asked “water gas shift reaction catalyst” an the reverse RWGSR Catalyst to make a loop circuit helped by convection from heat generated by a temperature gap .

So you can see all explanations here in this attached file.

Its additives were these 2 catalysts with mainly copper for the first one and iron for the second one.

The secret catalyst is CO2 mixed with H2 (Syngas).

How runs Ecat 2011 NIH DF 31 03 2020

https://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/How-runs-Ecat-2011-NIH-DF-31-03-2020.pdf

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