Andrea Rossi recently participated in an hour and a half interview with two people very knowledgeable in and supportive of LENR technology – Sterling Allan of Pure Energy Systems News and Frank Acland of E-CatWorld. The interview was hosted by Gary Hendershot with SmartScarecrow.
The interview took place on May 7, at 4:30 Eastern time. There were about 200 people participating in the live chat, with over 1000 people listening in.
Mr. Allan stated, in his summary of the interview, that:
“…I came away from the interview even more convinced that the E-Cat technology is real and poised to eventually revolutionize the energy scene, not to mention science and the economy, while helping to clean up the planet.”
That is a lot to say, coming from someone who strongly supported Mr. Rossi, then lost faith in him. Mr. Allan has, obviously, reinstated his faith in the scientist and inventor.
The details of the interview cleared up a few questions. The first clarification was that:
“… the 1 MW plant that (Sterling Allan) saw demonstrated on October 28 of 2011 was not delivered (emphasis added) to the confidential military customer.”
This was suspected by many, and the suspicion was used in many attempts to discredit Mr. Rossi. However, in the interview, Mr. Rossi explained that while the anonymous military client accepted the unit, there were still some problems that needed to be worked out, specifically in:
“’hydraulics, distribution, common rail distribution, choice of coolant; didn’t have well-balanced distribution of 100+ of reactors.’”
Mr. Allan also said that Mr. Rossi stated:
“’The plant as of now is very mature.’”
Once the 1 MW unit was refined, a new unit was built and delivered to the military client. Mr. Rossi told the interviewers that this unit has logged thousands of hours of run time, and that the data collected supports the COP 6 with ease.
Mr. Rossi and his team have just shipped another, upgraded 1 MW plant to the U.S. According to Mr. Allan’s interview, this particular plant had just completed a 24 hour test, conducted between April 30 and May 1, 2013. Traveling by ship, the unit will arrive in the U.S. in about 20 days, and may take up to a month to be installed and functional.
The customer remains anonymous at the customer’s request, although Mr. Rossi has already said that, once the unit is up and running, there will probably be tours allowed. This particular unit will make heat that will be sold by the plant.
You may recall that the original, anonymous military customer has ordered 12 more 1 MW plants. Those are currently under construction. There is no word yet on whether this customer will change the order to include a number of Hot Cats.
According to the interview, each of the 1 MW plants is made up of 106 individual E-Cat modules. The units run at 102 to 130 degrees C. Each plant consumes a total of 1 gram of nickel to produce 23,000,000,000 Watt-hours. That fuel, and the fuel, whether gas or electricity, necessary to start and control the reaction, is the only fuel consumption of the E-Cat. And, these units produce COP 6, which means they produce 6 times the amount of power as they consume.
The interview went on to cover several other matters concerning the E-Cat and Hot Cat, as well as the third party reports.
Andrea Rossi’s ethics have been challenged many times over the last couple of years, with perceived delays in deliveries, testing, and marketing. However, when taken in context, delays appear to be extremely likely due to the fact that this is, indeed, a new and still developing science.