Andrea Rossi has shown the public and the interested community that he tries to push all boundaries when it comes to the implications of LENR technology. He has been experimenting ever since the introduction of his first E-Cat module which culminated with an unveiling of his first E-Cat plant at the end of October 2011, when the first plant of 1 MW was demonstrated in front of various specialists and representatives of universities and institutions.
Everybody wishes there would be more public details concerning the E-Cat plants that have already been ordered by the initial customer of Rossi. What’s known is that the customer is American and that is a military establishment, and they might have ordered 11 more plants for an overall of 12 MW power.
That is not, however, the largest E-Cat unit. It might be the largest yet – which according to Rossi comments – is nearing its completion and shipping to the customer’s premises, but an even larger plant was discussed, following the negotiations with Siemens AG, whose turbine the inventor would like to use for the production of electric energy within and with his E-Cat plants. He announced that a 15 MW plant was discussed, which is hoped to be able to produce electricity, feeding its own working modules at the same time.
Of course, this is only the beginning of the story for Rossi’s E-CAT plants for industrial use. On March 9th an interesting comment gave yet another twist to the whole story, as Rossi spoke of a 45 MW unit, where 15 MW units will produce electricity and 30 MW – heating. The 15 MW are to be spread in two, where 7.5 is used for the purpose of feeding the Catalyzers and the other 7.5 will be able open for sales.
With infinite potential COP and costs that would have a good return on investment should this large 45 MW E-Cat plant prove efficient, a new LENR chapter is being written as we speak.
In the comments left on the JONP since then, there are additional details of a bigger and better E-Cat plant. More importantly, however, would be the gained global benefits of the 45MW plant:
A 45 MW Rossi heat and power plant would incur considerable heat energy losses and pipeline costs in distributing heat over a large area to thousands of individual houses. But there are many centralized residential, commercial, and university communities that currently use central heat and cooling plants powered by coal or natural gas. These communities would be natural first candidates for the 45MW Rossi Ni-H heat and power plant with its ultra low $.00435995687 per kWh combined heat and electricity capital costs, negligible Ni-H “fuel” costs, and zero emissions.
Zero emissions is really the bottom line issue. Pollution from fossil fuels and nuclear fission energy is rapidly destroying our world. The Ni-H energy revolution has arrived in just the nick of time, and fortunately it is already much less expensive than fossil fuel and nuclear fission energy…. Infinitely less expensive really….
How close to reality do you believe this forecasted future scenario is?