E-Cat Plant Test Reaches Half-Way Mark

Andrea Rossi has confirmed that today is day 175 of the current run of the E-Cat Plant, which would put it at the halfway point in the test that Rossi has said is scheduled to run for 350 days.

Today I asked: “How does the 1 MW plant perform at the moment? Am I right that today is day 175 of its run (based on your comment of July 7th, when you said it had run for 136 days so far)?”

AR’s reply:

Andrea Rossi
August 14th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Frank Acland:
Now it’s 11 a.m. of August 14t .
The 1MW E-Cat is working well, even if we have to make corrections now and again. About the time elapsing you are right.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

It’s unclear what the corrections are, but Rossi has said they have had to repair one of the 250 kW units at least twice now. Some have suggested that a six-month run should be sufficient time to know how the plant performs, but according to Rossi, a longer testing period is warranted with a product such as this. Rossi responded to one enquiry about this by saying “we agreed upon the fact that one year is the minimum indispensable to be sure to collect consolidated data.”

Happy E-Cat hump day! I hope it’s all downhill from here on out.

  • Daniel Maris

    So the test ends about 5th Feb 2016?

  • Christina

    Yeah! It’s half finished. Wonderful!

    I understand that we are all impatient, me included; but I also understand that Andrea Rossi and his team are working hard day in and day out and I appreciate it.

    Eventually, nature will allow perfected E-cats.

    Christina

  • pg

    COUNT DOWN!!!!!

    • artefact

      pg loves count downs 🙂

      • Mats002

        Me too! In large and important projects I always propose count down to the deadline. Such projects can be in the range of 15 – 30 M$ or more. That is nothing compared to the impact of this F9.

        • ecatworld

          Ok, Countdown clock is installed on lower right of the page. Feb 5, 2016 is the projected ending date.

          • Mats002

            Nice Frank! That clock will increse awareness to all participants in this race, including entities hidden from the public domain. The heat is on 😉

  • Steven Irizarry

    a car that can run for a year

    • Owen Geiger

      On a gram of fuel or so.

      • Steven Irizarry

        google like monopoly of the automobile industry