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On the Electromagnetic Electron (E-Cat “The New Fire” Article)

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 16:19

Vessela Nikolova on her website E-Cat “The New Fire” has an interesting article in which she and physicist and science journalist Mario Menichella discuss ideas from two preprint articles by F. Celani, A. Tommaso and G. Vassallo with these ruthors

1. “Maxwell’s Equations and Occam’s Razor” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320274378_Maxwell%27s_Equations_and_Occam%27s_Razor

2. “The Electron and Occam’s Razor” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320274514_The_Electron_and_Occam%27s_Razor

The main point made by these authors is that instead of considering the electron to be a particle, which is the commonly held concept accepted by classical physics, they propose a model of “a current ring generated by a massless charge that rotates at speed of light along a circumference whose length is equal to the Compton wavelength of the electron”

The interview covers many details of their theory, including how it could be compatible with the work of Holmlid, Iwamura, Mills and Rossi/Gullstrom.

The interview can be read here: http://www.ecat-thenewfire.com/blog/electromagnetic-electron-new-fire/

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“Cold Fusion – Real, But is it Ready?” (Peter Hagelstein talk in Silicon Valley)

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 15:41

Thanks to a reader for sending me a link to an announcement from the MIT Club of Northern California about an address to be given by Dr. Peter Hagelstein, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT at the office of DLA Piper (a law firm) in Palo Alto, California on November 14th.

Link to the annoucement is here: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=25&pgid=40742&cid=62473&ecid=62473&crid=0&calpgid=19964&calcid=33394

The announcement gives a brief history of cold fusion and explains the purpose of Dr. Hagelstein’s address:

“Professor Hagelstein will trace the early history of cold fusion, highlighting important results and implications along the way. He will then review the theoretical issues and present his own model of what is going on, followed by a discussion of an experimental effort to test the model, with some preliminary results. Finally, he will discuss what he considers to be the necessary future directions in order to achieve commercialization.”

Palo Alto is in the heart of Silicon Valley, so a talk here on cold fusion/LENR might catch the attention of some of the business leaders there.

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Bob Greenyer Presentation at Asti, Italy (Video)

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 13:24

A new video has been posted by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project of a presentation made by Bob Greenyer at the ISCMNS: 12th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals 2017 held near Asti, Italy in June 2017.

From the video description:

Asti Presentation – June 9, 2017
In this presentation, MFMP volunteer Bob Greenyer
– presents approaches using isotopes that may prove the mechanism behind LENR
– discusses Parkhomov data gained from MFMP analysis that relies on an isotope and that might support ‘Lugano Report’
– verification by a third party of element production determined by MFMP in Suhas Ralkars’ ECCO fuel preparation
– puts forward a possible LENR mechanism for consideration based on data derived from ECCO fuel and other researchers inside and outside the field.


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Stirling Engines Now “Extremely Important” to Rossi

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 02:17

Today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi signaled a new interest in connection with his E-Cat: Stirling engines. Stirling engines are heat engines that use the expansion and compression of a gas to provide mechanical energy. Below is a video of Bill Nye demonstrating a simple Stirling engine.

Here are a few comments from the JONP:

Andrea Rossi
October 14, 2017 at 9:51 AM
If any Stirling engine manufacturer has a 50 kW engine ready to be bought, this is the very right moment to contact me.
Warm Regards,

Colin Watters
October 14, 2017 at 2:17 PM
I think Kockums in Sweden may make a 100HP Sterling engine.

Andrea Rossi
October 14, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Colin Watters:
Thank you very much for the information. This issue now is hot.
Warm Regards,

Frank Acland
October 14, 2017 at 4:54 PM
Dear Andrea,

I know you have shown some interest in Stirling engines over the years, but I am wondering what makes the Stirling Engine a “hot” topic for you right now?

Andrea Rossi
October 14, 2017 at 7:38 PM
Frank Acland:
I deem this field extremely important.
Warm Regards,

There have been a number of readers posting suggestions for suppliers of Stirling engines and he seems to be in the mood to get his hands on at least one.

If the E-Cat can provide a constant source of very inexpensive heat, then it might make sense to combine it with a Stirling engine as an efficient means of making use of the E-Cat’s energy — perhaps for generating electricity or operating pumps or drivetrains. Perhaps Rossi sees it as a more attractive method of electricity production than using steam turbines. It will be interesting to see where this might lead.

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US Congress Warned About Potential Devastation From EMP Attack

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:56

As if there wasn’t enough problems to be concerned about in today’s world, an additional threat which is not normally discussed in terms of national security — a nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack — was discussed yesterday (Oct. 12, 2017) at a congressional hearing before the US House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.

Among other presenters at the hearing, members of the Comission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack presented testimony which is reported in this document http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM09/20171012/106467/HHRG-115-HM09-Wstate-PryP-20171012.pdf. The Commission treats the threat of an EMP attack from North Korea on the United States as very serious and recommends that the US Government takes action, both immediate and long-term to both prevent such an attack in the first place, and also take steps to minimize adverse effects should such an attack actually take place.

In addition to using military actions to protect against EMP attacks, the document points out on the vulnerability of the US electrical grids “the keystone critical infrastructure upon which all other critical infrastructures depend”, and recommends that key elements of the grid be protected against the possibility of an EMP attack, doing the same for communications system.

It’s not a pleasant topic to dwell upon. The commission report cites Ambassador Henry Cooper, former Director of the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative who stated in 2016:

North Korea doesn’t need an ICBM to create this existential threat. It could use its demonstrated satellite launcher to carry a nuclear weapon over the South Polar region and detonate it…over the United States to create a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP)…The result could be to shut down the U.S. electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 percent of all Americans—as the EMP Commission testified over eight years ago.

As we have discussed here before, modern civilization is dependent upon electricity for survival. Take that away and society breaks down quickly. And there’s not just the military threat. Very severe solar storms could cause similar havoc to the electrical, communications and satellite systems. It’s not a pleasant topic to dwell upon, but I think it’s something that requires attention and taking necessary preventative steps does seem like the prudent thing to do.

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Rossi Knows the Results of the Replication Work of Lugano Authors

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 13:49

The authors of the Lugano report have been quiet for a number of years now regarding their report of the E-Cat that Industrial Heat sent them in 2014 for testing. A number of questions and critiques have been raised about the report, but no responses have been made publicly by the authors.

From what I have been able to learn, the authors of the Lugano report (or at least some of them) decided that in an attempt to confirm their first report, they would attempt to replicate the Lugano reactor themselves by building their own.

Today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi has confirmed this. He says he knows the results they have obtained, but cannot reveal those results until they decide to publish. Here is the question about it on the JONP, and his full comment.

October 11, 2017 at 5:33 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi:
Still about the replication made by the Professors of Uppsala: you said you can’t comment before they publish a report, but do you know the results of their trial to replicate the results of Lugano by themselves in a laboratory of the University of Uppsala?
Thank you if you can answer

Andrea Rossi
October 11, 2017 at 6:57 AM
Obviously I know the results, I have been informed about them by the Professors under NDA, but I cannot talk of them before they will publish a report, if ever, since they worked with the funding of a third party that wanted to know if the Rossi Effect exists beyond any doubt.
For this reason, they reproduced the reactor in the laboratories of the Uppsala University and followed the instructions contained in my patent. They wanted to avoid the complications generated by the infrared temperature measurement and measured the energy produced by simple calorimetry, by means of a heat exchanger and with liquid water.
I know the measurements have been very conservative, always considering only the lower values of the margin of error of the instrumentation.
I think I can say all this, because obvious.
I cannot absolutely add any further information. I will be able to comment the results only after such results will have been made public.
Warm Regards,

So at this point we don’t know when, or even if the Lugano authors will publish. I think they will want to make sure that before they do, they are absolutely certain of their results.

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The “Amazon Effect” Is Coming To Oil Markets (Oilprice.com)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:58

The following article is published with permission from Oilprice.com (Original article here).

The “Amazon Effect” Is Coming To Oil Markets

While OPEC mulls over further steps to once again support falling oil prices, tech startups are quietly ushering in a new era in oil and gas: the era of the digital oil field.

Much talk has revolved around how software can completely transform the energy industry, but until recently, it was just talk. Now, things are beginning to change, and some observers, such as Cottonwood Venture Partners’ Mark P. Mills, believe we are on the verge of an oil industry transformation of proportions identical to the transformation that Amazon prompted in retail.

According to Mills, the three technological factors that actualized what he calls “the Amazon effect”, which changed the face of retail forever, are evidenced in oil and gas right now. These are cheap computing with industrial-application capabilities; ubiquitous communication networks; and, of course, cloud tech.

The Internet of Things is entering oil and gas, and so are analytics and artificial intelligence. These, Mills believes, will be among the main drivers of a second shale revolution, reinforcing the efficiency push prompted by the latest oil price crisis.

It seems that shale operators have been paying attention to what growing choirs of voices, including Oilprice, have been saying: they are talking more and more about the benefits that software solutions can bring to their business, potentially leveling the playing field for independents, a field that has been tipped in favor of Big Oil for decades.

Long-standing mistrust of technology is now dwindling as the benefits—including streamlining operations, maximizing the success rate of exploration, and optimizing production—make themselves increasingly evident, not least thanks to a trove of tech startups specifically targeting the oil and gas industry.

In a story for Forbes (“The Future For Oil Supply And Prices After The ‘Amazon Effect’ Stimulates Shale 2.0”), Mills notes several examples of such startups that are already disrupting the industry with cognitive software for horizontal drilling, an on-demand contractor network, and an AI-driven software platform for well planning, among many others. The common feature among them all is they are narrowly specializing in various segments of the oil industry to deliver solutions that promise to substantially reduce times, labor, and costs, while improving outcomes. What’s not to like?

Tech investments among oil independents are still much below the level already characteristic of other industries such as healthcare or financial services, to mention just a couple. Yet this will also change. In the not-too-distant future we may see a flurry of M&A in oil and gas software development.

The reason for this future consolidation is already evident: there are many oil and gas independents in the shale patch. Technology improvements will soon separate the winners from the losers, so it’s a pretty certain bet that more M&A—a lot more—will likely happen over the next few years.

But independents in the shale patch are already burdened with debts that they took on in order to expand their production, and not all will survive the digital disruption. And they don’t just have Big Oil to contend with; oil and gas independents also have renewable energy solution providers breathing down their necks every time oil prices rise—renewable energy that’s already married to software.

That should be strong enough motivation for shale boomers to make sure they catch up, and catch up fast.

Link to original article: http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/The-Amazon-Effect-Is-Coming-To-Oil-Markets.html

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Pilot Wave Theory Proposed by Researchers to Explain EM Drive

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 04:46

There’a an interesting thread on the Vortex-l mailing list which is discussing an article published in the Journal of Applied Physical Science International titled “A Possible Explanation for the EM Drive Based on a Pilot Wave Theory.”

The authors are J. R. Croca, P. Castro, M. Gatta AND L. Gurriana, all from Portugal.

Scientific literature refers to a strange observed phenomenon, “impossible” according to traditional physics, looking at the experimental feasibility of the so called “EM Drive”. The authors have called it an Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum. Here we present a possible explanation for the observed thrust based on the conceptual framework of Eurhythmic Physics, a kind of pilot-wave theory aiming at bridging the gap between quantum and macroscopic systems. Applied to the present system, a generalized guidance condition could explain the claimed absence of reaction of the material of the drive on the enclosed fields.


The full text is not available for free.

The Science Alert website published this article about the paper, and one of the authors, Paulo Castro is quoted as saying:

“We have found that applying a pilot wave theory to NASA’s EM drive frustum [or cone], we could explain its thrust without involving any external action applied to the system, as Newton’s third law would require.”

Pilot wave theory is not widely accepted within physics. It differs from conventional quantum mechanics in that is posits that instead of the random location of particles, particles have actual predictable locations, and they exist along tracks cause by physical waves. The video below provides a more detailed explanation.

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Rossi: About 95% of the Way to Sigma 5

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 04:58

Thanks to Jean Yves Metivier for a pointed question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today. Andrea Rossi has been regularly saying in response to requests for updates something like “we’re on the way to Sigma 5”. Jean Yves was not satisfied with that reply and wrote this:

Jean Yves Metivier
October 5, 2017 at 7:10 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi,
Your sigma 5 quest is interesting, but your answer to JPR is pointless.
What is your final goal, is it related to how much cycles you do, how many days without failures, or how many Watts without interruptions?
How far are you from the goal in percentage?
The answers to these questions will give the Readers a feel of your progress.
Keep it up!

Rossi replied:

Andrea Rossi
October 5, 2017 at 1:25 PM
Jean Yves Motivier:
The final goal is related to how many hours without failures.
We are very close to the target, I’d say we are around 95%.
Thank you for your attention to our work,
Warm Regards,

So there’s a little bit more detail regarding the whole Sigma 5 thing. I’m not sure exactly when Rossi started this Sigma 5 campaign, but I think it has been close to a year. If a reactor running reliably for that long with no refueling at 2000+ degrees C with tiny amounts of electrical input can be verified, then I guess any partner he would be very impressed. I feel pretty confident now that the November demo is going to happen, and so I hope we get a much clearer picture about what the E-Cat QX is capable of quite soon.

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General Motors Announces an All Electric Future for its Vehicles

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 13:27

The Washington Post reported yesterday that Mark Reuss, chief of global product developmentfor General Motors announced yesterday at a media event that he sees GM’s future as producting “all-electric” vehicles. “Although that future won’t happen overnight, G.M. is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles.” GM will develop two kinds of electric vehicles in this effort: battery powered vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell powered ones. No firm date has been set for the ending of production of internal combustion engine vehicles.


It seems now there is an inevitable trend towards the adoption of all-electric vehicles, although there are many problems to solve in that effort. The more battery-powered cars that are on the road, the more electricity generation that will be needed, and a means to deliver it. If you are using batteries, you need battery production to ramp up, and the raw materials — nowadays lithium is a key ingredient — to keep up with the demand. Hydrogen fuel cells require an infrastructure of hydrogen delivery, and so far that is barely available.

I do think that LENR could make a difference here. If it is commercially viable, it could help with increasing the power generation capacity that would be needed to charge more EV batteries. Onboard LENR power in vehicles is an intriguing idea. However, there would be much engineering and safety testing that would be needed before you would find any major auto maker designing cars around a new power source.

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Energy and Natural Disasters

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 16:48

Over the last few months we have witnessed numerous catastrophic natural disasters in the Caribbean, Mexico and United States. Destruction has been catastrophic leading to the loss of life and widespread damage to property; and some places are now in full-blown humanitarian crisis. These awful events alert us to just how flimsy the infrastructures of our modern world can be in the face of nature in all its fury. We depend on water, energy, communications, transportation, health care and retail networks to maintain orderly life, and when they are gone, society can quickly devolve into chaos.

Particularly, when energy is unavailable, pretty much everything else is affected as communication systems, stores, hospitals and homes all need electricty to function. The electrical grid of Puerto Rico, for example, is said to have been destroyed by hurricane Maria and the island could be without power for many months.

Disaster recovery on large continents is easier and faster than on islan nations, because you can drive in with relief supplies and personnel from regions that are unaffected. If a whole island if affected then you are dependent on help coming by air and sea, which can be much slower.

An Reuters article yesterday reports that some leaders are seeing the rebuilding of the infrastructure as an opportunity to move towards more renewable sources of energy. Here’s an excerpt:

On Friday, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said his team is looking at alternative ways to bring power back on the island, including by using microgrids, small power networks that can work independently of the main grid.

Judith Enck, a former Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator for Puerto Rico, said solar-powered microgrids, as well as buried power lines, could allow for a more rapid recovery after storms.

Puerto Rico currently relies on imports of fuel oil and coal as an electricity source. More solar does make sense for a sunny island, as do microgrids and underground power lines. Depending on above-ground power lines in hurricane prone is risky, as transmission poles don’t do well in powerful winds. Of course, I wonder about LENR as a potential power source also. I am hopeful that we are getting close to commercial LENR with the E-Cat, and Andrea Rossi is now saying that he and his new partner are now looking towards electricity production in early applications.

Still, the E-Cat nor any other LENR source is not there yet, so it’s understandable that it is not being figured by most leaders into a possible way to mitigate against the potential ravages of nature. But if and when it does become available, then I would think that one of its most attractive features is that it could be less vulnerable in situations of natural disaster.

Meanwhile the recovery continues, and I hope that it can be carried out efficiently to reduce the widespread suffering that is currently taking place.

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Czech Company Files New International LENR Patent Application

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 05:55

A new patent application has been filed with the World Intellectual Patent Organization for “THE METHOD OF GENERATING THERMAL ENERGY, DEVICES OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND HEAT GENERATION SYSTEMS”.

The applicant is a company called Power Heat Energy S.R.O. based in Nusle in the Czech Republic. The text of the patent can be read here:


Unfortunately I am only able to find this referenced on a Chinese language portion of the so it’s not exactly clear who the inventor is — there are three Czech persons listed, and one Russian. It looks like the publication date was September 14, 2017.

A PDF version is here: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/docservicepdf_pct/id00000039286308/ETAPB/WO2017152889.pdf

It’s a very detailed application; here are a few things that stood out to me. There seem to be a number of similarities with Rossi’s Fluid Heater Patent in terms of elements used. For example here is the first claim:


1. A method of producing thermal energy, comprising the use of chemical elements involved in the exothermic reaction of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) during the interaction of a reactive material consisting of a catalyst in the form of metal powder of the elements of the 10th group of the Periodic Table, in particular nickel (Ni), and a fuel mixture of hydrogen-containing chemical compounds of aluminium (al) and lithium (Li), such as lithium aluminium hydride (L1AIH4 ), under conditions initializing external thermal effect, where the controlled LENR reaction is obtained through the use of a heater (1) produced as a porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element with a reaction material being placed in its pores, the inner surface of which is being heated and the thermal energy is being removed from the outer surface, with metal contacts (2) of the upper part of the heater and metal contacts (3) of the lower part of the heater being placed on the opposite ends of the heater, connected to the input of the control system (85) for controlling the electric resistance in the heater, for which purpose they are subjected to voltage and the current value is being measured, and the first and/or second derivative of the current is being calculated, based on which the temperature is being maintained at which the LENR process occurs, by means of disconnecting or connecting the thermal energy supply to the heater (1) and the reaction material within the range minus (5 – 10%) of the initial melting temperature of the catalyst, for which purpose the thermal energy connection/disconnection control devices are connected to the control system (85) output.

Nickel, hydrogen, lithium and aluminum are all in Rossi’s patent.

The application itself references Piantelli, Rossi and Godes of Brillouin in the theoretic explanation section.

The actual device mentioned is described as a “porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element made of ceramic material SiC, Zr02, A1203, with the reaction material being distributed in the pores and with metal contacts being placed on the opposite ends”

As far as claimed performance, the application states:

“In a typified heating device, the electric energy consumption can be 300 W, with the equivalent output thermal performance of 900 W with the reaction material weight of 1 gram. In a heating device of the type of heating system, with the power supply of 300 W, on the initiation heater, the thermal output generated on the emission heater can reach 2700 W with the react on material weight of 4 grams.”

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Rossi: New Partner has Some Degree of Control

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 14:28

We’ve been here before. Back in 2012 Andrea Rossi started referring to a new partner with whom he had entered into an agreement to help develop his E-Cat technology. Eventually we discovered that this partner was Cherokee/Industrial Heat, and we know how that all turned out.

After extricating himself from that relationship after the long and costly court battle it seems that there is now a new partner on the scene. Once again, Rossi will not disclose who the partner is, but it seems that it is an entity that can help Rossi with the commercialization of the E-Cat. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect, that the “important test” that took place last week was some kind of validation test. Rossi has stated that the goal for Sigma 5 is both a milestone for himself and his partner.

Here is a Q&A about this topic from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

Patrick Ellul
September 28, 2017 at 2:53 AM
Dear Andrea,
It seems like you’re again losing some degree of control over your product, when you say “This issue does not depend on me.”
Is this because of your new partner/s?
Best regards

Andrea Rossi
September 28, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Patrick Ellul:
Warm Regards,

Rossi’s quote “this issue does not depend on me” that Patrick Ellul is referring to came from a question on the JONP yesterday when someone asked whether mainstream media outlets were going to be invited to the planned demonstration.

I think it’s obvious that Rossi is going to need partners to help him financially if he wants to reach his goal of mass production of E-Cats. And in that case, Rossi is going to have to give up some control. One would hope that any contracts he has made will be more advantageous to him than the one he made with Industrial Heat. In my latest interview with him he did admit that he had been naive when signing that contract, and that now he has a legal team that is experienced enough to help him not make that kind of mistake again.

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LENR-Electric Hybrid Locomotives?

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 15:47

I liked the idea that Tom Kaminski posted about in another thread. He wrote: this:

“I recently attended a talk by a large US rail freight company who is exploring rail electrification. Distances are so great in the US and the capital cost of catenary electrification so large that it is likely not to ever occur. A hybrid electric train engine using a compact power source like LENR might be the ideal solution. This particular company spends over 2 Billion $US per year on diesel fuel. They would like to cut that.”

This is something I’ve thought about too, after I learned that many of the large diesel locomotives on US railroads are actually propelled by electric engines — the diesel engines are simply used to generate the electricity which is used to drive motors on the axles of the locomotive. Below is a short video of one example. (BTW, I did not know the term “catenary electrification” until now — that’s the system of overhead wires that are used to send electricity to electric trains used in many parts of the world)


So it might well be possible for and E-Cat (or similar) power source to replace the diesel engine, generating the electricity for the train.

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November Now for E-Cat QX Presentation?

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 17:29

Andrea Rossi has made some comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics recently that seem to indicate that the upcoming test he has been planning for will not now be held in October, but rather November. Here’s the latest Q&As on the topic from the Journal of Nuclear Physics.

September 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Dr Andrea Rossi,
How much are the probabilities you will make the presentation of the Ecat QX before November 2017?

Andrea Rossi
September 23, 2017 at 4:12 PM
The probabilities that we will present the E-Cat QX before the end of November 2017 are 100%.
Warm Regards,

September 24, 2017 at 9:33 PM
Dear Dr Andrea Rossi,
Please confirm once and forever that the presentation of the Ecat QX will be made not later than November 2017, with 100% of probabilities!

Andrea Rossi
September 25, 2017 at 7:49 AM
I confirm.
Warm Regards,

If there is indeed a delay, I’m not terribly surprised — there always seems to be delays of one kind of another in this story. Rossi was saying for some time that the presentation would be held near the end of October, if it’s bumped to November I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, however we would all prefer new information to be provided sooner rather than later — but I think we’re pretty good at waiting.

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Cavitation Energy Systems Claims More Efficient Way to Produce Steam

Sat, 23/09/2017 - 15:09

There’s an interesting thread on the Vortex-l list started by Nigel Dyer who has been working with a company called Cavitation Energy Systems (http://cavitationenergysystems.com/) who claim to have developed a new efficient way of producing steam using cavitation.

On their website they describe their system which is built on the idea that the crushing of cavitation bubbles creates heat in an efficient way. Details are described on the company’s website here: http://cavitationenergysystems.com/overview.cfm

A provisional http://www.cavitationenergysystems.com/assets/pdfs/69935PVCavitation%20engine-patent.pdf

Nigel Dyer states in his post: “What is not obvious until you start going through the details of what they say on the website is that there appears to be five times more energy in the steam they produce than the electrical energy they use to produce it.”

He writes:

* As they intended, they use a diesel injector to create a pulse of
water that is full of cavitation bubbles.
* When the pulse hits a nearby surface a shock wave travels back
through the water initiating an almost synchronous collapse of all
the bubbles.
* The potential differences within the collapsing bubbles accelerate
some free protons such that they have an energy of the order of
10kV, enough to overcome the coulomb barrier and initiate fusion.
* The fusion energy is carried away by a virtual neutrino, and there
is a cascade of virtual neutrinos which distribute the energy as
kinetic energy among nearby protons and electrons. Some of the
protons have sufficient energy to initiate a secondary fusion event
starting a short duration chain reaction. With others the kinetic
energy they gain is transferred to the water molecule and
consequently the water is heated up until it boils.

In addition to his blog post, Dyer has written a more detailed analysis titled “On the possibility of hydroelectric fusion: The evidence from the CES steam generator “http://thedyers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CES_LENR.pdf

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Leonardo Corp’s Website: Heat for Sale

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:04

Thanks to a reader who found on the Ecat.com website (Leonardo Corporation’s official site) that the company is now listing heat for sale on this page: https://ecat.com/ecat-products/ecat-energy

Here’s the text:

ECAT Heat Energy

Leonardo Corporation now offers ECAT Heat Energy as a separate product solution. The ECAT plants are owned and operated by Leonardo Corporation while installed in the customers facilities or at a location in the vicinity of the customers facilities depending on local needs and infrastructure.

The ECAT Heat Energy is delivered by steam at 100-120 Celsius and extracted through the customers local heat exchangers. Return temperatures can be in any range between 5-95 Celsius.

Leonardo Corporation initially look for customers with 24/7 facility operation due to ECAT plants preferred continuous operation. Please contact for quotes

It will be interesting to see what kind of response there might be for this, and whether anyone who does get involved will be willing to report their results publicly. There’s no mention here of price, but if it is significantly below current energy costs, this could be an attractive offer for any business who uses a lot of heat in their operations.

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LENR at NASA: New Patent Application for “Methods and Apparatus for Enhanced Nuclear Reactions”

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:31

Here is more evidence that NASA is taking LENR/cold fusion seriously now. A new patent application from Pinesci Consulting and NASA’s Glenn Research Center for “Methods and Apparatus for Enhanced Nuclear Reactions” has been published by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The date of publication is September 14, 2017.


“Nuclear fusion processes with advanced rates may be realized by providing energetic electrons in an environment containing a suitable fuel gas, a liquid fuel source, a solid fuel source, a plasma fuel source, or any combination thereof. The fuel source may be deuterium, tritium, a combination thereof, or any fuel source capable of creating deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei when exposed to energetic electrons. Under proper conditions, at least some of the deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei fuse with other nuclei. Neutral versions of duteron and/or triton nuclei may be created by bringing neutrons with certain energy levels (e.g. around 3 MeV, but optionally less or much less than 3 MeV) into interaction with other neutrons, forming neutral versions of deuterons and/or tritons. Such processes may be used for power generation, heat production, nuclear waste remediation, material creation, and/or medical isotope production, for example.”

The full text can be read as a PDF here: http://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017.09.14-Published-Application-1663.0002PCT3.pdf


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‘Coulombic Ordering’ in Tight Spaces Disrupts Normal Particle Behavior in Ions (Phys.org)

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 19:48

Thanks to a reader for sending a link to a new article on the Phys.org website that talks about researchers at Drexel University in Pennsylvania have discovered that ions behave differently when confined in small spaces. The article is titled “Just squeeze in—researchers discover when spaces are tight, nature loosens its laws.” It’s possible this has relevance to LENR where it appears that very unexpected results can occur in nanomaterials when particles are subject to high temperatures and pressures.

It turns out that when they’re in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in—even if that means defying nature’s norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their “opposites attract” behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confined in the tiny pores of a nanomaterial. This discovery could be a pivotal development for energy storage, water treatment and alternative energy production technologies, which all involve ions packing into nanoporous materials.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-09-inresearchers-spaces-tight-nature-loosens.html#jCp

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Rossi: E-Cat Good Enough for Electricity Generation on Industrial Scale

Sun, 17/09/2017 - 21:25

Andrea Rossi had mentioned earlier this week on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that “our tech is mature to produce electricity only on industrial scale, using the Carnot cycle.”

I noted that each year coal power plants are retired from service, having completed their life-cycle, and are not being replaced by new coal plants largely because of environmental concerns, and I asked if the E-Cat could be used as a fuel to meet the energy demand as we lose more coal power plants. Rossi responded saying that they were not yet ready to produce E-Cats on an industrial scale, and I followed up with this:

Frank Acland
September 16, 2017 at 2:36 PM
Dear Andrea,

I understand you are not at mass production stage at this point. My question was to learn if you think [your] technology is developed enough to build power plants (control, stability, durability, sufficient temperature, etc.), once you have sufficient production capability.


Andrea Rossi
September 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM
Frank Acland:
The answer is “yes”.
Warm Regards,

If Rossi is planning to create electricity on an industrial scale he is going to need production facilities that will be able to make millions of E-Cats and control systems (the average coal plant in the US today produces around 500MW of electricity), so substantial funding will be required.

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