The day of the first major E-Cat test is over, and we are in waiting mode for details of what happened in Bologna yesterday and how the test was received by those involved. We received tweets yesterday from Daniele Passerini and Raymond Zreick who gave brief reports of what was happening. The test apparently ran for 12 hours and for four of those hours the E-Cat ran in self-sustain mode (without any external electrical input), the E-Cat was taken apart for weighing of the components, and there was mention made of a mysterious black box which the journalists were not allowed to photograph.
This morning Andrea Rossi posted this remark:
I THANK ALL OUR READERS FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT I RECEIVED: SHOULD I BE ABLE TO TURN YOUR PASSION INTO ENERGY, WE COULD FUEL ALL THE HIGH SPEED TRAINS OF EUROPE WITH IT.
THE TEST IS GONE. WE FINISHED AROUND MIDNIGHT YESTERDAY, THIS MORNING AT SIX WE HAD TO RESTART THE WORK ON THE 1 MW PLANT.
WE WILL NOT PUBLISH A REPORT, BECAUSE I HAVE NOT TIME TO DO IT, BUT YOU WILL FIND REPORTS IN MANY OTHER BLOGS AND IN THE SCIENTIFIC MAGAZINES WHICH ATTENDED THE TEST: NYTEKNIK AND FOCUS.
Rossi then still has to complete the work on the 1MW plant which is still in Bologna — it will surely need to be shipped to the US before too long if he is going to make his announced timetable of deliver to his American customer for a public demonstration by the end of the month. Below is a picture of Rossi in front of his plant taken by Passerini yesterday.
So it’s like the day after the election when the the votes are being counted and the results are still unclear — we’re waiting on the reports from NyTeknik and Focus. Feel free to post any slivers of news or analysis you may have in the comments section below. Hopefully things will be clearer later today.
Daniele Passarini has posted a report and some video that is due to be posted on NyTeknik soon: http://22passi.blogspot.com/2011/10/ny-teknik-sul-test-e-cat-del-6-ottobre.html
A couple of points that stand out: Professor Roland Petterson of Uppsala University states, ““I’m convinced that this works, but there is still room for more measurements.” Also we learn that the 1 MW Plant that was supposed to be shipped to a customer in the USA is still in Bologna because of contractual terms that were unacceptable. The 1MW plant demo is still scheduled to take place; however, the location or customer is still unannounced.