Turbines Turn Out to be Troublesome For Andrea Rossi — Issues an Appeal for Help

The E-Cat is a boiler which produces hot water and/or steam, and it sounds like Andrea Rossi has mastered the technique of how to do this with his technology. He can apparently produce heat with very high efficiency and very cheaply. Where he seems to be having problems is in the conversion of heat to electricity, and he has recently made an appeal for help in this area.

A number of readers on Rossi’s website have suggested turbines for Rossi to look into that could be coupled with his E-Cat, and yesterday he made a response regarding those suggestions:

I really need help on this issue: I have contacted all the exotic turbines manufacturer I have been made aware of, but always found very, very “green” ( meaning not mature) technologies, not ready to fight in the battlefield of the market. Should I find a turbine fit for my E-Cats I would immediately buy one to test it, and if it goes I could buy thousands of pieces.
We are working with some manufacturer, but I didn,t still found a solution to sell to our Customers.
I need real proposals, not enlighting ideas.
Thank you for real proposals coming: I am a customer ready to buy, preferably from the USA, where our reactors are manufactured.

http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=501#comments

It is rather unusual for an inventor and manufacturer of an advanced technology to be appealing to the public for help in the development of his products, but this is Rossi’s style. He admits that he is not an expert in turbine engineering, and again shows humility and openness about a problem he is trying to solve.

So there may well be a solution out there, and perhaps someone will be made aware of his plight and to put him in touch with a turbine that will meet his needs.

  • Rocky Shorz

    MIT just announced the answer…

  • Jonathan

    Perhaps the skeptics were right about Rossi. This desperate call for help seems rather odd. People use turbines all over the world to produce electricity from steam. I am now skeptical that Rossi will get this power plant up before 2012.

    • Sebastian

      The problem is that there simply are no turbines on the market which run efficiently with very low amounts of steam (kilowatts).
      Conventional power plants use multi-megawatt-turbines, even gigawatt ones.

      Rossi is not dependant on a turbine for due delivery – he only wants to demonstrate heat production.

  • wes

    I have a suggestion. If the MIT solution does not fit the need, Rossi could contact the Leonardo Corp in Bedford, NH, which claims expertise converting waste heat into electrical energy with high-efficiency turbines.

    • Sebastian

      Oh, wes… This is Rossi’s company!!

  • Rossi, strange enough for a man of his age, is tapping on the wisdom of the crowd.

  • Keith

    Forget Turbines, convert to Electricity directly. Panasonic may have your answer…… http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2011/20110051.html

  • Procyan

    Use those fabulous fake thermoelectric modules you pawned off on the us military to generate electricity. Rossi is baloney and the world will be forever his dupe

    • Wes

      Good one.

  • Henk

    The stirling engine generator is one alternative voor the turbine.
    And for small business. Look ad http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:STM_Stirling_Generator_set.jpg

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  • juliet

    [email protected] i need a help from you