Merry Christmas, 2016, and a Happy 2017 to All!

I would like to wish all E-Cat World readers a happy and peaceful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. I am always happy that people come to this site to learn, share and discuss interesting topics that are not widely covered elsewhere.

The E-Cat story is in many ways still an ongoing mystery which I think most readers here are trying to unravel together. It’s been almost six years since the story first went public, and here we are, still waiting for many things to be resolved. Personally, I’m as intrigued as ever, despite the numerous unanswered questions; so I plan to continue the coverage as usual and see how things progress.

Since the story broke, there’s often been the expectation that the next year will be the one where things will take off. Maybe 2017 will be the year, but I hesitate to make any predictions, just because it hasn’t happened yet! Andrea Rossi talks now about a public presentation of the QuarkX in 2017. I sincerely hope that this happens, but until there is a date set and invitations sent out, I am not going to get too excited about it. If it happens, it happens; if not, well it’s just another chapter in the story.

If people are bored and frustrated, I understand. Unfulfilled hopes and expectations can be draining. One of the proverbs of Solomon in the Bible is “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” I think there is a lot of truth there. It might be smart for people who are frustrated to take a break and try to forget about the E-Cat for a while; perhaps there will be a pleasant surprise down the road.

Meanwhile life outside of the E-Cat World goes on. There is important work to do in all kinds of arenas, and many problems that need dealing with regardless of how LENR fares. I also hope that in this holiday season people are able to enjoy time with family and friends doing things that are meaningful and fulfilling.

Thanks to all readers for all your contributions. My life is richer because of all the people I have associations with through this site, and I wish you all the very best.

Frank Acland

  • Billy Jackson

    Much Love and happiness to you and yours Frank. Thank you for all your work 🙂

  • Billy Jackson

    Much Love and happiness to you and yours Frank. Thank you for all your work 🙂

  • Luca Meli

    Thank you for all your work, Frank

  • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

    Thank you Frank for being a beacon of hope, facilitating meetings, discussions and much learning from E-catworld. It is not only what tools we invent, it is the humanity we have that will ultimately change the world.
    Today is always a good day to learn.

  • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

    Thank you Frank for being a beacon of hope, facilitating meetings, discussions and much learning from E-catworld. It is not only what tools we invent, it is the humanity we have that will ultimately change the world.
    Today is always a good day to learn.

  • Thanks for your continuous work Frank and Merry Christmas to everyone.

    • Brokeeper

      Mats, let me say with your engineering viewpoint and journalistic prowess your contribution
      has provided major historical perspective with scientific clarity to this whole
      reality saga. THANK YOU!

  • Thanks for your continuous work Frank and Merry Christmas to everyone.

    • Brokeeper

      Mats, let me say with your engineering viewpoint and journalistic prowess your contribution has provided major historical perspective and scientific clarity to this whole reality saga. THANK YOU!

  • Many big thanks also at thousand of active makers of LENR for decades (and even centuries) of works ! ! !

  • georgehants

    Thanks Frank, regardless of the outcome that most of us Hope will be positive as the Sleigh keeps moving on, slowly, your contribution with ECW has brought much enjoyment and interest to many people.
    Best to everybody.

  • georgehants

    Thanks Frank, regardless of the outcome that most of us Hope will be positive as the Sleigh keeps moving on, slowly, your contribution with ECW has brought much enjoyment and interest to many people.
    Best to everybody.
    Just add Best Wishes to Peter and GreenWin hoping you are both well and enjoying a glass of red.

  • Jimr

    Frank, thank you for everything and Merry Christmas to you and everyone on this site, Love.

    • artefact

      On JONP:

      “Frank Acland December 24, 2016 at 11:43 PM
      Dear Andrea,
      Can we conclude from your answer to Brokeeper below, that it is
      possible that you will hold the event for the presentation of the QuarkX
      before you reach your 5 Sigma goal?
      Thank you — and Merry Christmas to you and your team!
      Frank Acland

      Andrea Rossi December 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM
      Frank Acland:
      Yes.
      Merry Christmas to you and all our Readers,
      A.R.”

  • Jimr

    Frank, thank you for everything and Merry Christmas to you and everyone on this site, Love.

  • sam

    A good Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

    https://youtu.be/R6lAtbq38Bo

  • sam

    A good Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

    https://youtu.be/R6lAtbq38Bo

  • AdrianAshfield

    Frank,

    Many thanks for your invaluable blog!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V1X2GW1b3U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEImCJWI_ak&index=4&list=RDcnjF1vre9sg

    • georgehants

      Adrian, many thanks, I have watched this at least ten times over the Christmas, (Ave Maria) It makes me believe that there is a Heaven somewhere.

      • And some people say there is no magic.

      • AdrianAshfield

        Amira’s performance moved many to tears, me included.
        One of the commenters translated a judge’s comment: “She is just so brilliant But It is more then the words and
        the notes she is singing. She a child of God And it come out in the way
        she sings She shows us the way she feels.”

  • AdrianAshfield

    Frank,

    Many thanks for your invaluable blog!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V1X2GW1b3U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEImCJWI_ak&index=4&list=RDcnjF1vre9sg

    • georgehants

      Adrian, many thanks, I have watched this at least ten times over the Christmas, (Ave Maria) It makes me believe that there is a Heaven somewhere.

      • And some people say there is no magic.

      • AdrianAshfield

        Amira’s performance moved many to tears, me included.
        One of the commenters translated a judge’s comment: “She is just so brilliant But It is more then the words and
        the notes she is singing. She a child of God And it come out in the way
        she sings She shows us the way she feels.”

  • Brokeeper

    Frank, I am convinced your blog has acted as a catalyst of ideas that has reflected to Andrea Rossi improvements to the E-Cat LENR processes. My thanks for seeing its vision and assisting in shorting its development in this suffering world. Merry Christmas to you and all those contributing to this great endeavor.

    • Mats002

      +1

  • Brokeeper

    Frank, I am convinced your blog has acted as a catalyst of ideas that has reflected to Andrea Rossi improvements to the E-Cat LENR processes. My thanks for seeing its vision and assisting in shorting its development in this suffering world. Merry Christmas to you and all those contributing to this great endeavor.

    • Mats002

      +1

  • pelgrim108

    ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ Merry Christmas Frank. Merry Christmas to everybody. ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ✱ ✲

  • pelgrim108

    ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ Merry Christmas Frank. Merry Christmas to everybody. ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ✱ ✲

  • Buck

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the hopeful who look forward to Rossi’s public presentation in February and to that time when he is able to eek out one winning game in tennis against his loving wife.

  • Dr. Mike

    Frank,
    A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you! 2016 was disappointing in that the report on the 1MW plant has not yet been released, but on a more positive note a number of researchers have demonstrated excess energy in LENR reactors, and more LENR results are getting published in respected scientific journals.
    If Rossi’s lawsuit progresses as scheduled in 2017, we will see the report for the 1MW plant. Perhaps, Rossi will demonstrate the QuarkX reactor sometime in early 2017, and perhaps it will really have 20W excess power with very little input power. However, the engineering required to built a high power system from which a large quantity of useful heat can be extracted from individual 20W devices is going to be as difficult of task as perfecting the operation of the 20W devices. Some of the major engineering problems with building a high power system from 20W devices include 1) extracting heat from individual devices without the devices heating neighboring devices excessively, 2) controlling thousands of devices within a single unit, 3) making sure that the catastrophic failure of one device does not destroy adjacent devices, and 4) designing a system that permits easy replacement of failed and end of life devices. I don’t see a commercial QuarkX system reaching the market for several years.
    Thanks also for posting information on Brilliant Light’s SunCell. Although I Believe the SunCell also has many engineering problems that will need to be solved before a commercial device is ready for sale, it certainly will be interesting to watch the progress and competition between the QuarkX and the SunCell.
    Dr. Mike

  • Buck

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the hopeful who look forward to Rossi’s public presentation in February and to that time when he is able to eek out one winning game in tennis against his loving wife.

  • Dr. Mike

    Frank,
    A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you! 2016 was disappointing in that the report on the 1MW plant has not yet been released, but on a more positive note a number of researchers have demonstrated excess energy in LENR reactors, and more LENR results are getting published in respected scientific journals.
    If Rossi’s lawsuit progresses as scheduled in 2017, we will see the report for the 1MW plant. Perhaps, Rossi will demonstrate the QuarkX reactor sometime in early 2017, and perhaps it will really have 20W excess power with very little input power. However, the engineering required to built a high power system from which a large quantity of useful heat can be extracted from individual 20W devices is going to be as difficult of task as perfecting the operation of the 20W devices. Some of the major engineering problems with building a high power system from 20W devices include 1) extracting heat from individual devices without the devices heating neighboring devices excessively, 2) controlling thousands of devices within a single unit, 3) making sure that the catastrophic failure of one device does not destroy adjacent devices, and 4) designing a system that permits easy replacement of failed and end of life devices. I don’t see a commercial QuarkX system reaching the market for several years.
    Thanks also for posting information on Brilliant Light’s SunCell. Although I Believe the SunCell also has many engineering problems that will need to be solved before a commercial device is ready for sale, it certainly will be interesting to watch the progress and competition between the QuarkX and the SunCell.
    Dr. Mike

  • Dods

    Happy Christmas Frank and to everyone else that makes this site a pleasure to visit.

  • Dods

    Happy Christmas Frank and to everyone else that makes this site a pleasure to visit.

  • sam

    Ron
    December 24, 2016 at 7:50 PM
    Dear Dr Rossi,
    Today is Christmas, the day in which peace should be triumphant: do you think a settlement is possible, in theory, between Cherokee-IH and Leonardo Corporation?
    Merry Christmas,
    Ron

    Andrea Rossi
    December 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM
    Ron:
    I hope so, but, as the ancient Romans used to say, ” si vis pacem, para bellum”.
    Merry Christmas,
    A.R.

    Aficionado
    December 24, 2016 at 7:51 PM
    Dear Dr Rossi,

    May God bless you with all the success and happiness that you deserve.

    Merry Christmas !!

    Andrea Rossi
    December 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM
    Aficionado:
    Thank you for your very appreciated sustain.
    Merry Christmas to you!
    A.R.

  • sam

    Ron
    December 24, 2016 at 7:50 PM
    Dear Dr Rossi,
    Today is Christmas, the day in which peace should be triumphant: do you think a settlement is possible, in theory, between Cherokee-IH and Leonardo Corporation?
    Merry Christmas,
    Ron

    Andrea Rossi
    December 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM
    Ron:
    I hope so, but, as the ancient Romans used to say, ” si vis pacem, para bellum”.
    Merry Christmas,
    A.R.

    Aficionado
    December 24, 2016 at 7:51 PM
    Dear Dr Rossi,

    May God bless you with all the success and happiness that you deserve.

    Merry Christmas !!

    Andrea Rossi
    December 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM
    Aficionado:
    Thank you for your very appreciated sustain.
    Merry Christmas to you!
    A.R.

  • Gerard McEk

    Frank, I enjoy ECW every day! Thank you for mastering it so professionally. I am amazed to see you doing this for more than 5? years now and I admire your devotion to LENR. Thank you very much for doing this.

    A merry Christmas to you too!

  • Gerard McEk

    Frank, I enjoy ECW every day! Thank you for mastering it so professionally. I am amazed to see you doing this for more than 5? years now and I admire your devotion to LENR. Thank you very much for doing this.

    A merry Christmas to you too!

  • Christina

    Frank,

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2017.

    Frank, thank you for all your hard work on preparing this blog.

    May God bless you, your family, and your friends.

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2017 to everyone who reads E-Cat World.

    May God bless all of you and all your loved ones.

    Sincerely,

    Christina

  • Christina

    Frank,

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2017.

    Frank, thank you for all your hard work on preparing this blog.

    May God bless you, your family, and your friends.

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2017 to everyone who reads E-Cat World.

    May God bless all of you and all your loved ones.

    Sincerely,

    Christina

  • FC

    Frank,

    Thank you for your relentless hard work, open mindedness, and dexterity in moderating your great website (a true beacon in today’s world).

    Thank you also to all the people that post comments here. Your contribution is essential too for making this website such an interesting place to visit regularly.

    Best wishes to everyone for 2017.

  • FC

    Frank,

    Thank you for your relentless hard work, open mindedness, and dexterity in moderating your great website (a true beacon in today’s world).

    Thank you also to all the people that post comments here. Your contribution is essential too for making this website such an interesting place to visit regularly.

    Best wishes to everyone for 2017.

  • lifeswhatyoumakeit

    Merry Christmas from South Africa and a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year to you too, Frank and everyone on the site. Thank-you so much for your tireless efforts.

    Who knows what LENR news, 2017 will bring us? None of us, I think!

    One thing we can be sure of though – due to Frank’s continual diligence, we will be reading about it on E-Cat World!

  • lifeswhatyoumakeit

    Merry Christmas from South Africa and a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year to you too, Frank and everyone on the site. Thank-you so much for your tireless efforts.

    Who knows what LENR news, 2017 will bring us? None of us, I think!

    One thing we can be sure of though – due to Frank’s continual diligence, we will be reading about it on E-Cat World!

  • artefact

    On JONP:

    “Frank Acland December 24, 2016 at 11:43 PM
    Dear Andrea,
    Can we conclude from your answer to Brokeeper below, that it is
    possible that you will hold the event for the presentation of the QuarkX
    before you reach your 5 Sigma goal?
    Thank you — and Merry Christmas to you and your team!
    Frank Acland

    Andrea Rossi December 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM
    Frank Acland:
    Yes.
    Merry Christmas to you and all our Readers,
    A.R.”

  • Thanks so much for this great site Frank. May 2017 be a good year for realizing all our best LENR hopes and dreams! Happy Festivus everyone!

  • sam
  • sam
  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. May 2017 be a year of Cold Fusion realization.

    My wife told me my videos are getting weirder every year. https://youtu.be/y0zzGEW75vg

    • Gerard McEk

      Weird? ….. Yes, but ..er interesting. LENR driven?

      • Soon I’m hoping Gerard.

  • Valeriy Tarasov

    Frank,
    Thank you for your work.
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2017 to all.

  • clovis ray

    Thank you Frank.for this forum it has been an outstanding place to find the info about the latest tech.and i believe it was st paul who said with oppertunity comes adverseries .

    • Mats002

      Agree – I have swapped my PopSci readings for ECW – so much learning from you all, and on top of that excitement, friends, disappointment but never boring!

      Happy Cristmas and a good 2017 to all – this place is the magic catalyst for the future!

  • Mats002

    Agree – I have swapped my PopSci readings for ECW – so much learning from you all, and on top of that excitement, friends, disappointment but never boring!

    Happy Cristmas and a good 2017 to all – this place is the magic catalyst for the future!

  • sam
  • sam
  • sam

    Interesting interview with Wallace Thornhill.

    https://youtu.be/VVc4Buoyr2E

  • sam

    Interesting interview with Wallace Thornhill.
    Interview starts at 4:40

    https://youtu.be/VVc4Buoyr2E

  • Vinney

    Coming to the end of 2016, and thinking of that killer application for the QuarkX technology and LENR. Rossi has mentioned his admiration of the PC industry and the Microsoft Corporation.
    These businesses democratised computing, bought computing to the masses. What’s worrying now is that there are only a few large cloud providers that are going to host everyone’s data. There are big incentives for those companies to create algorithms to mine that data for further profit. I would be happier for hundreds of cloud providers and a greater number of search providers.
    Similarly, I believe the best application for the Quark X technology is in heating elements for off-the-grid cooker/heaters.
    These are in dire need in over 2/3Rds of the planet, and can ensure clean and safe drinking water. Can ease deforestation in semi-arid regions of Africa and India.
    This in tandem with industrial boilers for power plant, which will have a slow ‘trickle’ down effect to the vast majority of the world’s population.
    The poor of Africa and India care little for UL certifications (but I am sure AR can release a safe appliance from day one, but not meeting the exacting standards of Western Certification Authorities).
    This will create burgeoning industries in many of the countries that adapt same heating module to space heaters and hot water heaters. Of necessity these countries need these appliances urgently, because of over-populated cities, non-existent or un-reliable grid and the use of un-safe fossil fuels as bottle gas, and heating oil. The market is in the millions for a cooking/ heating appliance, and would start a rapid rate of adoption and innovation in the field.

    • Omega Z

      This is not a magic box. It requires AC grid input to operate.

      If you invest in the cost of generating, battery storage and inverting system, it is no longer cheap energy.

      • Vinney

        Happy New Year everyone.
        Yes! But only 0.5W per 20W heating element. Much less than your average appliance today.
        A small solar cell panel feeding a battery, with AC conversion (but I do recall Rossi.answering that it also works using DC current)
        But it assures Rossi a market for millions of units very quickly, and assists the vast majority of the ‘under-privileged’.
        The units for cooking (and in oven assembles) need only reach temperatures of 400 degrees C, so not the full IP of the QuarkX being used in Industrial boilers.

  • Omega Z

    This is not a magic box. It requires AC grid input to operate.

    If you invest in the cost of generating, battery storage and inverting system, it is no longer cheap energy.

  • Jonnyb

    Happy New Year to all of you who have been following LENR for many years now. A special thanks to Frank for this website and all those Engineers and Scientist that have pursued this branch of Chemistry/Physics when all others ridiculed them. 2017 I hope is the year it is announced to the World, I say this every year but it must happen one day.

  • Jonnyb

    Happy New Year to all of you who have been following LENR for many years now. A special thanks to Frank for this website and all those Engineers and Scientist that have pursued this branch of Chemistry/Physics when all others ridiculed them. 2017 I hope is the year it is announced to the World, I say this every year but it must happen one day.

  • sam
  • sam