eCat: 10 Kg Of Nickel: That's Fuel For 6 Months Continuous Operation Of 1MW Reactor

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rossi has confirmed on his blog how much fuel the 1MW eCat should use in 6 months of continuous operation.

Dear Andre Rossi,

I am writing an article for Renewable Energy World to be published on the day your E-cat is accepted and I have one question. How much nickel and hydrogen will it take to generate one megawatt of heat continuously for six months?
I have already published several articles on your amazing invention and really excited to finally be able to speak in certainties. Good wishes for sweet success.

Tom Blakeslee President
The Clearlight Foundation

Dear Thomas Blakeslee:

Grams/Power for a 180 days charge

Hydrogen: 18000 g
Nickel: 10000 g

Warm Regards,




Anonymous,  October 26, 2011 at 7:05 PM  

Does that means that 28Kg of fuel contains about 4.3GW of thermal energy?

Anonymous,  October 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

yes i belive you have it right

dobermanmacleod October 27, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

I would like to note that this doesn't mean the nickel is entirely consumed at the end of 180 days. In his patient Rossi said a gram of nickel was the energy equivalent of 517 tons of oil. Later, the author of "Secrets of E-Cat" said that was a typo and he meant 517 kilograms. He also reaffirmed that his book was correct when it said a nickel is one hundred thousand times as energy dense as diesel fuel.

"At one point, the book mentioned that Rossi’s 5kW E-Cat used one gram in 5 days of continuous use. Then later, it was theorized that a 10kW E-Cat would use the same."

Anonymous,  October 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM  

28kg of Ni+H contains 4.32GWh=15552GJ. That is 555 GJ/kg. Gasoline energy density is 47 MJ/kg, Uranium 238 energy density 20000 GJ/kg.

Charles Bilyue October 27, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

U238 energy is also so difficult to tap safely, such that a lot is wasted in the cost of the protections - not entirely dissimilar to how heavy Li-ion batteries are: without a slew of safeties, they're not safe. (Though at least they're not radioactive!) Japan's recent catastrophe should've taught virtually anyone that uranium-based power isn't really worth the risks, at least not at this point.

Anonymous,  October 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM  

The catalyst being used in the e-Cat machine (kept secret as of now as a proprietary information of the inventor) is a permanent fixture in the machine as long as the machine lasts or does it require frequent replenishment like Ni-H fuel is not known yet. If it requires replenishment, then how often and what could be the cost of it is needed to be known.

Anonymous,  October 30, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

When will we have an opportunity to invest $ in Rossi's work?

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