Andrea Rossi is so understated in his comments about his E-Cat testing that when he says, “In this week we got momentous events”, it stirs the imagination.
On his blog, Journal of Nuclear Physics, Rossi was asked about the maintained media silence on the subject of LENR and the E-Cat. Just recently, on July 19th, a writer posted:
“It all seems so strange! It seems inconceivable that, even where I work (ARPA) nobody knows anything about (these) results. It’s absurd!”
Rossi replied in his usual manner, that he believes the media will step up and report on the LENR technology and his E-Cats when facts are available. He also referred to the fact that the current industrial E-Cat in operation is for a military concern, and not “visitable”.
One of the phrases Rossi has used quite often is “displace air”. This is, from the context, his version of “full of hot air” or “blowing smoke”. In other words, he is not interested in speculation about his work, nor in dispelling any skepticism. To do so would endanger the security of his patents and the certification processes. His reply is, always, that the media will report when they have facts available to them.
However, his willingness to share that they have had “momentous events” is still seductive. We’ll have to wait until his report release in September to find out if these events have to do with the Hot Cat or with the certification process.
Meanwhile E-CAT Australia started to make waves, too.
E-Cat Australia has the license to distribute the E-Cat on that continent and in Australasia, the Pacific Islands, and in southeast Asia. The CEO is Roger Green.
Earlier this year, Green and a colleague visited Rossi’s Bologna plant. Rossi proceeded to show them a plant currently being tested, and they were even allowed to take pictures of a 1 MW plant that was being worked on. This is, however, the 1 MW plant on which they report. As of the time of their observations, the Hot Cat had not been developed. Yet we can see from their report that the power gains of the original 1MW plant are significant enough to replace some forms of electrical generation.
The notes from their investigation and observance of the operating E-Cat had to do with the self-sustained functioning of the unit, and the recycling of steam used in the unit. The conclusion from their observations were, as reported in E-Cat World:
“The Rossi E-Cat appears stable in self-sustaining mode. For how long it can maintain this, is the big question at the moment. A recent spreadsheet analysis showed that the economics, despite the power costs, is still competitive with conventional fuels except for coal. This could change once we know the ratio of power input to self sustain mode.”
Since the observations by Green, Rossi has successfully tested his Hot Cat in self-sustained mode.