Just recently, Andrea Rossi commented on an idea presented on the Journal of Nuclear Physics by Steven Karels. Mr. Karels said:
“The significant characteristic of the eCat technology, in my humble opinion, is that it is excellent for long term, constant output applications. An example of this is the baseload electric power plant, previously discussed.
“Two other applications that come to mind are:
“naval powerplants and railroad powerplants
“The naval powerplants feature long duration (weeks or months) of near constant output. My thought would be an eCat electricity to electric motor approach, Use of batteries for startup situations.
“The locomotive approach would be modeled after the diesel-electric but replacing the diesel/generator with an eCat electricity production unit. Somewhere around a MW capacity would be needed – maybe 300 kW eCats could do the job?
“What do people think? Is this nonsense or the germ of a great idea?”
Andrea Rossi responded:
“Maybe the germ of a great idea. Today we have decided to open a new division in our organization, with a proper responsible: “Future Applications Division’. To study where is more convenient we put our efforts for the long term. Your comment is inspiring in this sense.”
With the difficulty that Rossi and his U.S. partner have had in finding a Stirling engine ready to go into production with the Hot Cat, maybe it’s time for the scientist to develop his own support technology.