'Substantial Progress' Being Made in Direct Electricity Production From the E-Cat X

Andrea Rossi has made a couple of general comments lately about how things are going with the E-Cat X testing, and he seems quite positive about progress. In an update yesterday he wrote:

EK:
E-Cat X: strong progress on course for the direct productin of electric power: very promising.
1 MW E-Cat: troubles during the night, but now stable.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Hank Mills then posed a question trying to get a quantification of how much electricity was being produced in relation to heat, and Rossi responded:

Andrea Rossi
February 2nd, 2016 at 7:04 PM
Hank Mills:
I am still not able to answer to questions related to the efficiency of the E-Cat X, but I can say that in these very days we are making substantial progress in the field of direct production of electricity.
This having been said, thank you for your insight, but add F9.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So not much detail, as is typical for Rossi, but he does seem to be increasingly optimistic regarding the E-Cat X, especially relative to electricity generation, and it seems that the recent testing to destruction of one of the E-Cat X reactors (he says two are still intact and operating) has been particularly helpful.

He wrote on Monday:

At 08.35 of Monday, February 1st 2016
1 MW E-Cat stable
E-Cat X: 2 in good standing, one destroyed leaving enormous information about the production of electric power.

Rossi was asked on the JONP what the results of the destructive testing were in terms of melting or vaporization, and the production dangerous chemicals or radiation. He replied: “The outcome of destructive tests is melting, plus other phenomenons that are restricted.”

  • Jonnyb

    If Andrea has cracked the production of Direct electricity production then the E-cat will become a game changer, and very quickly as well. Off course with a decent power gain.

  • Julian Becker

    I wonder if the “other phenomenons” that Rossi observed during the destructive test were similar to the events of the Fleischmann meltdown event…Actually if someone would share its thought on this one would be great. Fleischmann called it something “Beyond Cold Fusion” A very exotic idea would be a strangelet, Bose-Einstein condensate even down to micro black holes. Let me know what you guys think….

    • mike wolf

      I think he was referring to transmutation.

    • Gerard McEk

      I wouldn’t go that far yet. Maybe radiation should be one of these phenomenons. (Alpha’s, Beta’s, Gamma’s). I guess he also investigated the influence of large currents, pulled out the reactor and how he could keep it stable. He must also have investigated the resulting ash and mutations, not only of the fuel, but also of the reactor parts. I am not sure he has got equipment to measure other kind of radiation, like those of sub particles.

    • Axil Axil

      The production of electrons is a violation of the conservation of charge. That means that Kaons are being produced from the vacuum. Holmlid has seen this. Micro black holes is at the bottom of how this is happening,

      There is no limit on the temperature that BECs from micro black holes will produce.

      see
      http://www.e-catworld.com/2015/10/17/a-letter-to-keith-fredericks-on-strange-radiation-mentioned-in-geneste-paper-axil/

      http://www.e-catworld.com/2015/07/13/superradiance-and-blowouts-axil-axil/

    • US_Citizen71

      Maybe it creates the exit point for the worm holes that make socks disappear in the dryer. ; )

  • ecatworld

    AR says heat is required for E-Cat electricity:

    Dear Mr. Rossi,

    there are applications, where you want electricity but no heat, for instance a battery for a laptop. What is the minimum required temperature for the e-catx to produce electricity?

    Thank you.

    Andrea Rossi

    February 3rd, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Hergen:

    If you want to produce electricity necessarily you produce heat with the E-Cat. We are not thinking to uses of the E-Cat of the kind you cited, so far, so I am not prepared to answer.

    Warm Regards,

    A.R.

    • Gerard McEk

      AR has not excluded that you can insulate the reactor (to keep it hot and lose/produce as less heat as possible) and so be able to produce more electricity.

      • Omega Z

        I could be wrong, but, If Rossi’s process generates EM fields or some other harvestable energy particles, it becomes probable the the heat is merely a by product/side effect. This heat would need to be dissipated to make way for more production of harvestable energy or risk melt down.