At long last, the third party report on Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat has been released. Due out months ago, it was postponed because of evaluators’ desires to repeat the tests. The last word we had was that Mr. Rossi expected the report to be released sometime in April or May, but that it could be months more before the release.
In the conclusion section of the report – for those who like to read the last chapter of the book first – states that E-Cat HT1 and the improved version HT2 were both tested, and that:
“Both have indicated heat production from an unknown reaction primed by heat from resistor coils. The results obtained indicate that energy was produced in decidedly higher quantities than what may be gained from any conventional source.”
That last sentence is the announcement everyone has been waiting for. At this time, most conventional sources of energy are anything related to fossil fuels. However, fossil fuels are basically the gold standard for energy production, as they produce the most energy per input of any fuel source.
In addition, the evaluators said that the E-Cats produced:
“…one order of magnitude higher than any conventional source.”
Then, regarding the fuel consumption of the E-Cats, they reported:
“Lastly, it must be remarked that both tests (the December test and the March Test) were terminated by a deliberate shutdown of the reactor, not by fuel exhaustion; thus, the energy densities that were measured should be considered as lower limits of real values.”
The COP reported in the report is 5.6, +-0.8. Fossil fuels, at best, are 2.0. Nuclear power is 1.5. This is, indeed, a huge victory for LENR and Andrea Rossi.
The link to the entire paper is here.