eCat 1MW Test Will Be Private

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Today we learned that The 1MW eCat Reactor Will Not Be A Public Test Like October 6th Was.

Instead, the test will be carried out privately for a small group of individuals. This group will be made up of consultants and representatives of the as yet unnamed Customer as well as "prominent scientific journalists".  The customer will be monitoring the progress and is ultimately interested in the report results on completion of the test.

Andrea Rossi

October 18th, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Dear Sean Parker, Yes, after the 28th no more public tests, we will be too engaged to manufacture and test for our Customers. We will continue R&D work with Bologna University and Uppsala University, but the work will not be public. Actually, also the test of the 28th will not be public, being a test made by the Customer, with his experts, along a contractual protocol. Anyway it will be the last work with a public report made upon the resulting numbers.

Warm Regards,

In response to a question Rossi also tells us that "prominent scientific journalists" will be attending the test. The questioner asks "In other words, will this test be the one that finally makes the E-Cat known to the larger public through mass media reports?" Rossi's reply "Yes". 

One immediately thinks of prominent scientific journalists from Nature, New Scientist and all of the other heavyweight mainstream publications, but it remains to be seen if that is what Rossi means by "prominent scientific journalists".  Enough time has passed and enough interesting experiments have taken place to rouse even the most dopey journalist out of their iPhone obsessions, so it certainly makes sense that by now most of the big media would have been making enquiries (perhaps behind the scenes). This 28th Oct test is after all, "The BIG One".

The results of the test may not become known publicly for some time after the experiment concludes (perhaps even weeks), but Rossi seems confident that news of the eCat as a new primary energy source will be delivered to the sleeping goggle eyed masses.

Unlike Rossi, I am less confident that the energy industry and it's political apparatus and media partners will bow in submission to the new kid on the block - LENR. Unless of course the transition to these technologies has been designed to happen this way?



Anonymous,  October 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM  


Alethia October 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM  

Bad move Mr. Rossi, with all due respect, moving away from openness will further damage credibility.

compass1312 October 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

Without doubt the move towards privacy smacks of a sellout to big business purchasing power as in the case of the Sarich Rotary Engine. Never heard of again.

dobermanmacleod October 19, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

Credibility has always been linked to commercialization. Rossi said that at the first news conference and public demonstration at the beginning of the year.

I think Rossi is now focused on getting certification for the device to be shipped and sold in markets, and publicity will only hamper that (although his opinion could change if he encounters severe barriers that public protests could breach).

Another possibility is that the "customer" is a 400 pound gorilla, and Rossi feels certain that handing off responsibility to "it" will result in his invention reaching the market and being publicized properly. Any entity that can promise 1000 US factories producing the e-cat is bound to have vast resources for publicity and legal.

Anonymous,  October 20, 2011 at 6:02 AM  

Rossi, for every day you delay your "great" invention kids are dying and suffering because of lack of energy to drill for water and so on..What is your fame? your methods are questionable,,

Anonymous,  October 20, 2011 at 6:16 AM  

I have read comments about the time required to heat up the enclosed device. Could it be a simple pressure cooker? There are many comments surrounding the idea of long heat time, high initial heat follow with a slow draw of the heat and steam pressure then a sudden end to the experiment.

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