‘No Time to be Lost’ in Bringing E-Cats to Market if Test is a Success

You will notice that there’s now a countdown clock on the bottom right of this page. That is measuring the time left until Feb 5th, which is the date the 350 day test will end, providing there is no downtime during the remainder of the test.

I have often wondered how long it might take for E-Cats to be available in the marketplace, providing this test is successful. Will industrialization start up right away, or will Leonardo and its licensees only start to gear up for commercial activity after the test has been successful? Will we be waiting for an extended period of time before we can see E-Cats being deployed in industrial settings? I asked Andrea Rossi about this today, and this was his response:

Andrea Rossi
August 15th, 2015 at 8:38 PM
Frank Acland:
Believe me: we are working very strong to prepare the manufacturing in massive quantities of the E-Cats, even if we still have brakes pulled due to the fact that we still do not know if the final results of the tests on course wil be positive or negative. How much time will be necessary, assumed F9>0 ? Not easy to say, but we will not lose time. Somebody will be very surprised about the speed of our action.
F9.
By the way: now it is 09.40 p.m. of Sat Aug 15, I am in the plant, the 1 MW E-Cat is stable, the E-Cat X is still very promising. This shortens of 1 day the distance from the OTS day ( OTS = Off The Shelf).
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So for now, the brakes are on, but from this response it does sound like they are raring to go. It won’t be soon enough for some, but if the tests are successful there will be plenty of work to be done before they can make the plants, ship them, install them, and put them to work. Rossi has said previously said that investment funds have not yet been released to fund mass production, but they will need lots of money if they are going to manufacture ‘massive quantities’ of the E-Cats.

  • Gerrit

    no wonder, Rossi has fully robotized factories since early 2012 just waiting for the ecats to get ready.

    • That’s what I thought too.
      He’s ready for mass production since years…

    • Jarea1

      Is that ironic? XD

      • I guess yes, it is ironic because Rossi said years ago that his mass production line is ready. Now he prepares a second one. What happened to the first?

        • Alain Samoun

          No questions that if the 1MW plant works,it will be a big success for industries using heat. What I’m more interested in, is the possibility to make direct electricity as Rossi has announced. That will be the paradigm that we all expect and I wonder if Rossi realizes that – If he is right in his announcement – then his success will be bigger that we can imagine: To solve our current problems – Climate,food,water and decent life for 7-10 billions of us – That is threatening our own survival as a human race. We then will need a bigger Manhattan project, this time worldwide, to save humanity. Does Rossi realizes this Frank?

          • Frechette

            I hope you are not implying that the first Manhattan Project saved humanity.

          • Alain Samoun

            No of course,what I mean is that, knowing the urgency, it should be necessary to get the maximum of scientists, worldwide, to work on LENR projects to solve the energy problems once it will be obvious, for all, that LENR is the solution.

          • ecatworld

            I think Rossi understands that his invention could make a huge impact, but I doubt that he has plans to launch any kind of political plan to save the planet. I think he sees his job as to make the technology and get it out into the world.

          • Jarea1

            Again, why no question that the 1MW plant works? Rossi is always saying F9. We all hope that he will deliver but i fear that he will not focus on that and he will start with the new ecat X procrastinating the delivery of the previous one. That would be a disaster and for me a bad indication on the predictability and maybe in the honesty of Rossi.

  • Gerard McEk

    If Andrea wants to blow the E-cats into the market as soon as the counter hits 8 zero’s than now aleady huge investments are needed in big plants, automation etc. Contracts for materials must be in place, staff people need to be prepared and ready when the go signal comes. I do not believe you can start mass production in one day to full production. That takes time and I guess more than a year, maybe even more if you have to build production halls first.
    The E-cat is probably not a complex thing to produce and most things can be out-sourced. Maybe they have contracts ready for this. I can only say: Let’s see and wait.

    • Airbus has not done any experiments as far as I know. So no replications except the very doubtable ones you mentioned.

  • oceans

    Dr Rossi is Very confident these days and he will be vindicated, imagine this new power source and its implications to humanity, These are exciting times.

  • US_Citizen71

    My money would be on the 250 kW low temperature reactors being produced first. With his partner being named Industrial Heat I would assume that their goal is to either produce heat for industrial purposes or to sell devices that do. The 250 kW reactors would do this and fulfill the KISS principle better than the 10 kW reactors would. The 250 kW reactors are likely just larger scale versions of the 10 kW units so if they are not already covered by the safety certification due to their similarity getting a new certification would not be that difficult.

    • ecatworld

      Yes, Rossi has said recently that they will probably be making their low temperature plants out of 250 kW reactors, rather than the small ones.

  • I hope that LENR makes big news long before the presidential election, which will be held on November 8, 2016.

    • Steven Irizarry

      What would that do?

      • It will force a dialogue about energy policy. We will see which candidate will support LENR, and which candidates stick with the renewable energy hoax. BIG ETHANOL. BIG WIND,and BIG SOLAR want to keep raking in taxpayer money while forcing us at gunpoint to buy their inefficient products. That is the way the Mafia does business, not the way the US is supposed to operate. We are supposed to be a free market economy, which means no government mandates and no product subsidies. Let the marketplace decide. Which candidates will stick with an energy policy that has been nothing but destructive.

  • oceans

    do not discount deals being made with established heat and air companies like this example:
    Solar Air Conditioner – http://www.lennox.com/products/solar-ready/

    • Paul

      In the Internet slang F9 means “fine”. Rossi is not a guy, but please consider that some times his colleague, the engineer Fulvio Fabiani, a former top level hacker, writes on the Jonp instead of Rossi in reply to more technical inquires… He knows what F9 means, but probably Rossi doesn’t use it properly.

      • ecatworld

        I think they are getting everything in place in the hope that the E-Cat plant will pass the 350 day test. He says right now the brakes are on, because they are not certain that it will pass. But they want to be ready release those brakes as soon as they have a green light.

        I think they have some level of optimism that the test will be positive, but have to accept that something could still go wrong.

        • Paul

          Because he’s sure that the results are positive but according to the agreement with the customer he has signed he cannot officially release information about the test.

        • Jarea1

          That is true and also scary. There is no real prove of Rossi COP other than third person promises. We have to believe in the good progress of Rossi and also in the COP he has announced. On the other hand, MFMP has not been sucessfull yet. :(.
          Is Rossi selling smoke to everyone?

      • timycelyn

        He defined it a while ago on his blog – the mantra “…. final result can still be positive or negative.” became a bit wearing for him to type, and someone joked he ought to find a way of assigning it to a function key like F9 to save himself some time. He said something like “Don’t know how to do that in the software on my keyboard, but from now on when I type F9 that’s what I mean.” He only uses it with his regular correspondents (like Frank) who understand the meaning.

        • psi2u2

          Right.

  • psi2u2

    The second point is just boilerplate caution about “forward looking statements.” He is obliged by good legal and business practice to say it.