It’s October 28th in Italy and today’s the day when Andrea Rossi’s 1 MW Plant is going to be tested at his Bologna factory by consultants from an unnamed American Customer. Rossi has said that the contractual terms are that the purchase of the plant is dependent upon it providing six times more power than is input. If the plant does not meet this guarantee, he will have two months to rectify the problem.
Prior to the test noises from the Rossi camp sound quite postive; Rossi commented yesterday:
“Now it’s 4 p.m. of the 27th, and we are finishing the cosmetics of the plant. I think tomorrow we will make, with the help of God, a good job. My work, basically, is finished. Within one hour the Consultants of the Customer will arrive to start the check of all the parts of the plant and prepare all their stuff for the test of tomorrow. Until some hour ago I felt a strong pressure, now, at the eve of the battle, as usual, I am recovering all my coldness and calm. We are ready.”
Consultants are already involved in setting up for the test, and sometime tomorrow the plant will be started up. Rossi has said there will be no live streaming video (a condition of the Customer), but that every hour he will post updates on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. The test will apparently end at around midnight Italian time, after which video is supposed to be released. We don’t know all who will be present, but Sterling Allen of PESWiki is already in Italy and will no doubt be providing all the information he can.
Let’s try to use this thread to keep track of the latest information coming from Bologna. We will be keeping our eyes and ears open for any news we can get coming out of the test, and would be very happy if readers could post any updates and news in the comments section below. Thanks in advance for everyone’s help with keeping up with this fascinating story!
According to Sterling D. Allan of PESWiki and Daniele Passarerini of 22Passi (see below) a reporter from the Associated Press will be present at the demo. The AP is about as mainstream as they come, so this should help tremendously with spreading the word about today’s event.
No updates from Rossi himself yet on the JONP. Sterling Allan reports he is not permitted to report until after the event is over. Daniele Passerini tweets,”AP has the exclusive of the day, a troupe of TG2 that was presented was sent away for this reason.” TG2 is a TV channel from the Italian national broadcasting company, RAI.
Forbes comes out with a new article dealing with the E-Cat. This time a more negative piece about Rossi’s entitled, The Relentless Pursuit of Magical Energy. The author is arguing that even if Rossi is right it will take a very long time to have a significant impact.
Passerini tweets, “We are self-sustaining with an abundant buffet :))” Sounds like they are eating well!
Wired.co.uk posts a new article ny David Hambling about the significance of today’s test: “Cold Fusion: Future of physics or phoney?”
From Andrea Rossi’s JONP site:
FIRST INFORMATION REGARDING THE 1 MW PLANT TEST:
WE SARTED REGULARLY THE TEST THIS MORNING . EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL SO FAR. THE 1 MW E-CAT IS WORKING IN SELF SUSTAINING.
TONIGHT I WILL PUBLISH THE NON SECRET REPORT THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL RELEASE.
WARM REGARDS, I HAVE TO RETURN TO THE PLANT. SORRY, I CANNOT ANSWER TO THE MANY COMMENTS I AM RECEIVING. I WILL PUBLISH THEM PROBABLY I WILL NEVER FIND THE TIME TO ANSWER.
WARMEST REGARDS TO ALL,
Happy noises coming out of Bologna!
From PESWiki: Q & A just finished; reading of results; 470 kW maintained continuously during self-sustain; customer satisfied; sale made; more later.
— SilverThunder 11:07, 28 October 2011 (PDT)
Excerpt of Rossi’s review of today’s test.
Tour of the 1 MW plant in operation
Oct 29th 01:25 GMT
From Andrea Rossi:
HERE IS THE DRAFT OF REPORT OF THE 1 MW E-CAT TEST of October 28th
PLEASE EXCUSE US FOR THE EVIDENT TYPOS, BUT IT IS PARTIALLY HANDWRITTEN AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM VERY TIRED PERSONS.
Oct 29th 01:25 GMT
NyTeknik’s report of the today’s test: