Renewables, man, get something for nothing. Harness the infinite power of wind, water, wave and tide. Why hasn't it been done before? But of course it has - two thousand years ago - and has yet to overcome three basic and insurmountable problems": intermittent, depends on locally weak, dispersed sources of energy, and no viable technology to store significant amounts of power. Bummer....
But Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, or LENR, are showing much more promise as an alternative energy source Read more [...]none
Another mysterious communication from Chan the Rossi Replicator has appeared. Curiouser and curiouser (said the E-Cat). In it, he gives insight into not only his view of the mechanism, details of the formula and activation proceedure, but also details of his lab:
I live in tropics and work outside under a tin roof. A large fan is used to cool me and blow away possible combustible gases. Concrete blocks are easy to set up for protection. I picked plantains for 6 mos to afford a good used glove Read more [...]8 com
To some, the Rossi E-Cat device has come out of nowhere, perhaps fueling the skepticism. This article in the Nebraska Engineer (blog) lists a number of competitors that may soon have marketable applications.
1. Andre Rossi, who is keeping ahead of the pack by promising an electricity generator within a year.
2. Defkalion Green Technologies claim they have a LENR/Cold Fusion product not based upon Rossi’s core design, perhaps based on another researcher Piantelli. They Read more [...]6 com
From Vortex list.
Re: [Vo]:Rossi opens 10 KW expression of interest list and sets 10 kW price
Aussie Guy E-Cat
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 01:15:21 -0800
Just placed my order for 10 x 10 kW plants. Will install them, at no cost in my, by children and by friends homes. Rossi said in the radio interview that they had cleared the certification issues and they expected the 10 kW plants to be available in less than 12 months. With a price of $5,400 for a 10 kW thermal plant, this will really upset the Read more [...]2 com
According to Rossi he has sold his first plant at a cost of 2,000 Euros per kilowatt, or 2 million for the 1 MW plant, although Rossi expects the cost to go down to 100 Euros per kilowatt installed -- a tenth of what coal or natural gas power plants costs, minus the fuel costs.
Stirling Allen reports that National Instruments will be getting in on the ground floor.
I phoned NI headquarters and they put me in touch with the NI person in Italy who Andrea Rossi named to me in a Skype conference Read more [...]one
According to Rossi's blog, Rossi is already self-manufacturing.
October 30th, 2011 at 3:54 PM
1. How many 1 megawatt plants can you sell in one year do you think?
2. When is the next sell?
3. When will the home plants be available for pursued?
I know time is of the essence, that’s why my questions are so rash. Thanks for you answers the mean alot for me.
October 30th, 2011 at 5:56 PM
1- From 30 to 100 for the Read more [...]3 com
Interest in cold fusion among the establishment science has always been lukewarm, to say the least.
Nobel-winning physicist Brian Josephson left a comment about Rossi's test on Nature Magazine's Seven days: 21–27 October 2011, that failed to report on the 1MW E-Cat test (on the 28th).
The real news is happening today in Bologna, where Andrea Rossi, as per schedule, is demonstrating his 1MW Ni-H nuclear powered reactor. This event will be ignored as usual by this journal*, but reports can Read more [...]7 com
Some links of interest for following the test of Rossi's 1MW cold fusion reactor.
Daniele Passerini twitter feed (in Italian). Google Reader will translate it for you. He just claimed that Associated Press has the exclusive rights to the test today, so this one will get coverage.
I will add more links as they come online.
"Yes, It is a breakthrough."
Video of the test - big, noisy.
Input (blue) and output (red) temperatures over Read more [...]2 com
The main justification for a Carbon Tax has been that it is necessary in order to make lower-carbon technologies competitive with coal and gas. However, recent persuasive demonstrations of copious energy generation from a new technology based on a non-carbon nickel/hydrogen system show just how wrong this assumption is.
A significant announcement today from Defkalion, the on-off business partner of Rossi, indicates full production might be immanent.
The technological breakthrough of LENR Read more [...]none
With the Carbon Tax legislation up for a vote on Wednesday, this is a critical week. Skeptics should embrace the challenge of communicating common-sense and logic over Green ideology. I feel strongly we should not give up, wave a white flag and surrender.
Every week there are more reasons not to pass this legislation. The global temperature continues not to rise. The ocean heat remains stable. Global warming appears to have peaked. More research is published showing flaws in previous studies Read more [...]2 com
Here is the text of Rossi's appeal, following up from the Oct. 6 test:
“The E-Cat basic module “for the People”, that we will put in commerce within months, will be 40 cm long, 40 cm large, 40 cm high, will weight 60 kg, the shape of a cube. I need a design cheap ( I want to put it in commerce at a price of 500 euros per kW) but nice, very nice. I will buy the design which I will choose and everybody has my honour word that I will not use designs not paid. I need it within two months.
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The NyTeknik Rossi report, translated to English.
As in previous tests, the start-up was effected by heating the E-cat with an electrical resistor at about 2.7 kilowatts, this time for about four hours, in order to achieve, according to Rossi, sufficient stability.
The power to the resistor was then switched off, and the reactor functioned in self sustained mode for about three and a half hours, with no measurable signs of decrease (see detailed report and temperature data).
The Read more [...]2 com
Initial reports of the ongoing test of Rossi's ECat in Italy are positive. The 1MW unit was also on display.
Having followed this story from the beginning, maintaining The Future is not Green, but Grey I congratulate Mr Rossi and all involved.
Lets see, some likely, and not so likely, predictions:
There will be a massive fire-sale of renewable energy products that have been underwritten by Government spending of billions of dollars, as it plays an decreasingly important role in Australia's Read more [...]3 com
The upcoming test of Rossi's reactor is scheduled for Oct 6th at the University of Bologna, Italy, the oldest continuously operating university in the world.
The calorimetry will be more rigorous than before. There will be a primary steam loop, a heat exchanger, and a secondary flowing water loop. The reactor will be run in heat after death mode for extended periods. If things go according to plan, this will be much better than previous tests, and may be definitive.
If so, we will Read more [...]5 com
Which is better for the environment: renewable energies, oil, gas, coal or nuclear energy? The environmental damage caused by energy sources can be measured by their 'footprint' -- the area required to produce a specific amount of energy.
An article in Forbes lists the energy produced per unit area of major energy sources, from which I have calculated the area required to produce a specific amount of energy.
Natural Read more [...]3 com
Rossi revealed on his blog site that The Customer is a person and not a corporation.
September 24th, 2011 at 10:46 AM
Dear Simon Knight:
By half October we will explain exactly what follows:
1- where the 1 MW plant will be tested
2- all the (not confidential) characteristics of the 1MW plant (the complementary part is more reactors, of a new type that in the meantime we have developed)
3- possibly, who is the Customer, if the Customer will allow us to communicate his name.
The Read more [...]4 com
Here is Rossi's 1MW plant consisting of 52 individual E-Cats mounted in a shipping container, reported by NyTechNik.
Above is a video tour of the 1MW plant. A successful trial in October will prove beyond doubt a clean nuclear energy with at least a tenth of the cost of fossil fuels, without emissions of greenhouse gasses.
It will demonstrate, once again, the folly of governments trying to pick winners, such as the billions of dollars directed at renewable energy that will never deliver Read more [...]3 com