A couple of months ago, Andrea Rossi asked the readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics to refer manufacturers of Stirling engines to him. The Hot Cat has reached the point where he and his U.S. partner are ready to combine those two technologies to manufacture electricity.
One commenter on the form, Sammy M, and another commenter, Ian Walker, asked Rossi about progress in this area. Walker even recommended a possible source for the engines:
“I assumed those who posted would be able to get you to commercial suppliers Stirling engine suppliers, so did not post earlier. Here is one: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/micro-chp.php. “If you want more I can get you them, I have some skills in finding things.”
Harold also recommended to Rossi:
“The company Green turbine (the Netherlands) has been mentioned here a few times already.
“Now this company http://www.greenturbine.eu/en/news.php claims to have electric generators (compact steam turbine) at 1.2 kW for sale (off the shelf) and probably their f2.5 kW version as well.
“Their 15 kW version seems to be under development/testing but could be ready this year in August/September, according to their March 2013 newsletter. They have a large machine company backing them up as a licensee this is SMO (Belgium).
“Are you in any contact with this company Green turbine or otherwise SMO?”
Unfortunately, Rossi’s response concerning both sources was:
“We asked them an offer, no answer received so far. Obviously, your help is welcome.”
To Sammy M’s question about progress with the Stirling engine, Andrea Rossi replied:
“I arrived to the conclusion that does not exist any Sterling Engine mature for an application to the E-Cat. We received many proposals regarding concepts, prototypes to be developed: we need a product off the shelf.”
This is quite disappointing. Here we have a technology that could potentially change the way the world operates, and it can’t be used to full potential as there is not enough support technology to propel it.
Perhaps now that the Hot Cat is being manufactured, there will be an opportunity for other manufactures and developers (not just Rossi and his team) to do some R&D on their own product and adapt it to work with LENR devices, such as the Hot Cat. In hindsight, perhaps the U.S. partner could have brought in a trusted lab to work in conjunction with Rossi’s team so that the engines would have been ready at the same time as the Hot Cat.
The progress with the Hot Cat, which was just tested for the first time last summer, may have hit the scene so quickly that there simply was not enough time for extra add-ons, but at the same time the device opens a myriad of new possibilities for manufacturers to adapt and grow their own technologies to fit new sciences such as LENR, don’t you think?