Andrea Rossi’s official blog “Journal of Nuclear Physics” has been quite quiet for the last couple of weeks. But when A. Casali posted a number of questions on the website, the silent spell was finally broken.
A. Casali asked direct and helpful questions including inquiries about the high price of e-cat, the industrialization of the production of the 1MW Ecat plant, the identity of the customer, and future plans for the research and development of Rossi’s technology.
Considering the importance of university research and development for the acceptance of your technology in terms of certification and authorizations, not to speak about the performance improvements that they may bring to your great invention, why are you still holding on instead of letting the R&D start?
As always Rossi was quick in clearing out most of the questions, while sticking to his mystery guns where possible. He said that nothing is holding back the R&D of the Ecat. As a matter of fact, they are already making the research and development with all their consultants. Interestingly, Rossi averred that they have already reached the stage of acceptance of their e-cat technology from their customers. He added that the customers are not interested as to who is testing the plants as long as it works properly.
We also learned from the same blog that Rossi, through his company, Leonardo Corporation, has decided to slash the cost of the e-cat device in half in a span of one year.
“At the price we apply now the 1 MW plant pays back itself in 3 years. The expected life is 30 years. Anyway, we foresee to lower the price with the increase of the orders, to allow more economy scale. Our target is to arrive within the year to 1000 Euro/kW,”
A. Casali also asked about the industrialization of the production of e-cat to which Rossi said that they are currently working on, while admitting that the said process is going to affect the current price of the technology.
The ECAT’s full knowledge is still hidden behind some close doors, but its inventor slowly opens up, and reveals more and more about it every day.