Here’s an interesting revelation from Andrea Rossi. It came about because I was confused about something that Rossi wrote on the JONP a few weeks ago, and I sent him an email asking a question. Rossi asked me to post it on the JONP. Here’s the exchange:
You mentioned on the JONP that the Hot Cat could be useful with a gas turbine:
“If we will be able to get positive results, the ranges of temperature will be enough high to allow gas turbines or very good efficiencies with the Carnot cycle, especially in co-generation or three-generation assemblies.”
— but I don’t understand how a gas turbine would work since you have no combustible fuel.
Am I misunderstanding you?
Rossi’s response on the JONP:
Perhaps you remember that we made R&D also using gas as a fuel. That line of R&D has been carried on and we are now preparing for a pilot jet engine gas fueled hybridized with an E-Cats assembly. This is exactly what I am working upon during these very days, while the work of the third indipendent party is going on with the hot cat. Obviously, the technology of the Hot Cat is strictly connected with the gas fueled Hot Cat. But remember: I still must say that:
THE RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENT IN COURSE MADE BY THE THIRD INDIPENDENT PARTY CAN BE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE AND NOTHING SPECIFIC ABOUT THE FUTURE WORK CAN BE SAID UNTIL THE RESULTS ARE PUBLISHED, POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE AS THEY MIGHT BE.
I am not quite sure what is going on in this system. The ‘gas cat’ idea is where instead of an electric resistor is used to initiate the e-cat reaction, gas is used (which can work out much cheaper in places where natural gas is less expensive than electricity). From my understanding, a gas turbine requires some combustion within the turbine — so I’m not sure how a hybridization with an E-Cat would work in this situation. I am sure we have people here who could comment better than I on this situation.
UPDATE: A couple more JONP comments from Andrea Rossi on the jet engine development:
So far all we want to do is test the operation of the Hot Cats in a ” hybridized” old and not flying jet engine on the bench. After that we will think to the possible applications, if the results will be positive. But could be negative, so for now we are just at the R&D level.
Thank you for your good questions, useful to make clear that:
1- we are trying to use gas as fuel instead of electric power, because gas is very cheap now in the USA: this is R&D
2- jet engines do not necessarily have to fly: they can make co-generation and tri-generation, heat generation.
3- all our mail lines of R&D remain open