Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2015 Reflections and 2016 Predictions

Dear E-Cat World Readers,

I’d like to extend my best wishes to you all for this holiday season, and thank you for coming here to read and comment. It’s a pleasure to host this site, and the task never gets tiring. I keep learning from the news, posts, comments and messages I get from you all.

We do a lot of speculating and prognosticating here, and why not? There’s a lot to speculate about! So I’d like to put up this thread

2015 has been a very interesting year for me. As far as the E-Cat goes, there’s been no major breakthrough announced, as most of Andrea Rossi’s time has been taken up with hidden work at his test plant site, but from all I have learned, I am still very hopeful that the Rossi Effect is real and an important breakthrough in practical energy technology. There have been various clues and anonymous whisperings that point to that, but I think the most important information on how things are going has come from Rossi’s right hand man, Fulvio Fabiani, who spoke to Mats Lewan about some of his experiences working on the E-Cat — and it’s clear that he thinks we are on the verge of something very important and special with the E-Cat.

My 2016 prediction for the E-Cat is that we’ll find out that the 1MW plant passed its test, but I am unsure about whether we’ll see working products on the market next year, since we know there still are practical problems to solve in terms of E-Cat reliability and also a huge manufacturing effort to be set up even if the E-Cat is ready for market.

What will be most interesting to learn is whether 2016 will be another year of behind-the-scenes progress, or if an effort will be made for a publicity push if the plant passes its test.

I have been pleasantly surprised that Steorn has finally come out of hiding and is beginning to commercialize its Orbo technology. Personally I feel Orbo could end up in the spotlight this year if the technology turns out to work as claimed, and I think it could turn out to be an interesting competitor to LENR in the advanced energy field. Right now I think that having working consumer Orbo products ready would put Steorn at a distinct advantage over any LENR players — but still we await shipment of the first Orbo products before we can know for sure how they work. My thinking about Orbo is that if it really is an energy generating (as opposed to energy harvesting) technology, there is a great deal of room for improvement, and it could be really revolutionary.

So, I’m looking forward very much to seeing how things develop in 2016. If you have reflections on 2015, or predictions for 2016 that you’d like to share, post away!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all, and thanks for the continued support and engagement!

Frank

  • Jonnyb

    I hope you all have a great Christmas and Wonderful New Year. I have said something similar for a year or two now, so let’s hope that next year this story breaks and the world knows that LENR is a viable reality and will change the world for the better. 2015 has been very good for LENR we are now not so much talking about ‘is it a rea effect’ but ‘is it a usable effect’. Thanks Frank for keeping this site going, much appreciated.

  • Gerard McEk

    All the best wishes for you too, Frank. I do hope to see positive results. That will help with my LENR promotion presentations. I also hope that the mainstream media will pick up LENR in a positive way next year.
    I believe that if it is proven that the 1 MW plant works reliable enough, Orbo will have a hard time to get their product to the market.

  • I wish the best to those many who work underground to close agreements, partnerships, to create LENR labs.

    This year was full of tiny news and great underground moves.

    the opposition to LENR awareness is huge, because it expose huge weaknesses of our system, so don’t expect it to be simple and fast.

  • US_Citizen71

    Happy Holidays to All!

    I believe next year will be full of exciting news for the E-Cat and LENR in general. The soon to complete test of the 1MW plant I think will fulfill Darden’s stated need of exemplary proof of the Rossi Effect he needs to go public in a big way. A major public annoucement will force other players to go public in big ways as well.

    As for Steorn and the Orbo if it works as advertised it’s core technology will help push the search for new non-conventional sources of power. But as a product it’s adoption is going to be very much as a niche product. An Orbo in it’s current form and technology development level that can produce enough energy to power my toaster on demand would be bigger than my refrigerator and cost more than my house. It will be awhile before it competes with any form of power generation in a meaningful way.

    My Santa bring us all good news and cheer for the new year.

  • Stephen

    This was all a great new discovery for me this year starting with this great site from Frank. I wish you all the best for an amazing 2016 and the years ahead. And best happy Christmas and Holiday greetings to all of you.

  • Billy Jackson

    My predictions for 2016.

    LENR will continue its march forward despite the results of any single test.

    I think that we will find that any failure of the year long test will be more a result of the failure in engineering of the equipment than the fundamental basics of the technology.

    Due to cheap oil i think the pressure is off at the moment for the push to find cheaper alternatives as such the impact and social push that the e-cat could have had at 5.00 a gallon gasoline will be lessened as people will willing except 1.70 a gallon (USA). I expect this trend to continue for several months..i don’t see 5.00 a gallon this coming year..so public pressure is not as formidable.

    I also suspect that the team with IH will grow larger in the latter half of the year.

    Last but not least i think that we will begin to hear more excitement and test results out of multiple labs that extend across several countries as they encounter more and more success. Unfortunately i do not believe that we will see a commercially viable product available to the public this coming year.. all plants will still be experimental and hand crafted for individual customers for testing purposes only.

    short of a break through. i think that the incremental march forward will continue for the foreseeable future. I have been wrong before. i will be wrong again 🙂

  • Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice Frank and All.

    My prediction for 2016 is many people will wake up to the idea of living in a tree-house. Very economical and it’s footprint can be easily erased.

  • Dods

    Happy christmas Frank, and to everyone of you open minded mothers that post on this forum. Cant wait to see what 2016 brings.

  • f saedei

    Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to Andrea, Frank and all the contributors to this site. Throughout the future may we all look back at our inputs that helped lead to the interest and success of LENR and E-Cat World.

  • Ged

    Have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

  • Thanks Frank and my compliments to you for running ECW. We will remember these days when your website was the meeting point for those following the latest news in this field. Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New #Energy Year 2016. I’m sure it will be exciting!

  • NT

    This site is my first stop upon awakening and my last stop before retiring and is always interesting because of Frank’s dedication and all the good commenting. Mats Lewan is wonderful and really adds encouragement with his interviews, books and comments. Thanks all and Happy Holidays!

  • Leo Kaas

    I wish everyone a happy holiday season and an exciting 2016.

  • Brokeeper

    I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a breakthrough 2016 New Year to all.
    Thanks to Frank’s leadership, a sense of brotherhood prevails here at ECW. I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing journey with you all.

    I predict LENR headline news and scientific exoneration for Andrea Rossi and P&F’s Cold Fusion by end of 2016.

  • Mats002

    Happy holidays to all! 2016 will bring new exciting surprises to discuss and investigate, the LENR drama will play out on a much larger scene but the hard core followers will keep hanging here at ECW.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Thankyou to everyone that comes here to contribute and to discuss and analyse this fascinating scientific field.

    A special thanks to Frank for staying the course through every twist and turn and for keeping a level head.

    Happy Christmas and New Year to all.

    Let’s see the New Fire lit together!

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    Nowadays for me the whole Cold Fusion / LENR thing is more about the journey than the results. Most of us probably believe in the new fire based on all the facts out there, but we also learned that it doesn’t come easy. So while I think that eventually the new fire will break through, it may still take a while to finally become mainstream. You see, that’s part of my journey to realize that what you wish is not always what will be reality. I would have loved to see CF become reality much sooner but that just doesn’t happen: things are much too complicated for that to happen shortly. Anyways, I just want all of you to know that I still follow the site and the people on it and rejoice in the exchange of knowledge and wisdom you all give.

    So happy Christmas and a fine new year to all of you.

  • TomR

    First I would like to say Merry Christmas to Frank and all the readers of ECW. Second I would like to ask for Bob Greenyer, builditnow, Clovis Ray and bachcole’s opinion on how long they think, it would take for the future to be now, if MFMP were able to do the following things:
    Sell a set of drawings of an open source LENR device with a cop of 6 or greater.
    Provide a material list and sources for the materials.
    A list of safety precautions.
    I think 2016 would be a year that would go down in history as one of the greatest leaps forward for mankind ever.

  • georgehants

    Morning, Thank everybody for their good wishes, just like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and super new year and of course our hard working Frank and ECW lookers and commenters and everybody and everything in existence.
    Best
    George

  • US_Citizen71
    • Agaricus

      I don’t think there is any potential for free flight as is implied, and in any case wouldn’t want to be aloft when the batteries give out under the 270 HP output. This gadget clearly depends on the ‘ground effect’ and would work much better with a flexible ‘skirt’ like other hovercraft. Fun for a few rich kids though.

      • US_Citizen71

        Definitely! But this toy for the rich can ‘fly’ nearly 30 times longer than Flyer 1 did December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk. You have to start somewhere and this design clearly shows that science fiction is catching up to reality. Now I just want my ‘Mr. Fusion’!

        Regards!