Draft Proposal from the MFMP includes Funding 1 MW E-Cat Plant Purchase

The 3rd Party E-Cat report has generated a lot of interest since its publication this week, and there are many people who are eager for more information and further verification. I have been in conversation with members of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) this week about the possibility of raising funds to purchase a 1 MW E-Cat low temperature plant (the only model on the market at the moment) that can be truly independently tested, visited by the public, and put to work in an open and transparent way.

Below is a draft proposal that the MFMP has developed and is seeking input from the public about the idea. Please examine the document and provide any feedback you think will be useful. All thoughtful suggestions and ideas will be carefully considered. 

E-Cat World is committed to providing support to a well-developed fundraising effort like this to purchase an E-Cat plant that can be demonstrated to the public in a clear and open way.

About the MFMP

The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) is run by Quantum Heat C.I.C. which is legally a non-profit Community Interest Company registered in the United Kingdom. The directors cannot receive a dividend and if the company is dissolved, assets are legally required to be liquidated with proceeds to be donated to the international charity “Save the Children”. Futher information can be found at www.quantumheat.org

It has 3 aims:

  • Show to the world there is a new practical primary energy source we call the New Fire
  • Once shown, help develop peoples understanding of what the New Fire is
  • Help promote the development and uptake of the New Fire in all its various guises

New potential proposal to promote wide acceptance of the 1 MW low temperature E-Cat unit and ongoing income for open research

We are finally resolving the last elements of our Kickstarter campaign ready for launch. It currently has a base fundraising target of £50,000 and ‘stretch’ goals of £150,000 and £350,000 to raise funds to conclude reactor designs and distribute experiments broadly. Just so everybody understands, a stretch goal is when all of the core fundraising has been achieved so there would be no risk of our core work being not funded and the final stretch goal of buying a plant would only activate if the £1.5m figure was achieved.

Earlier in the year, our proposed plan was to have a final stretch goal to purchase a 1 MW reactor, but this was not favorably received when we intially brought it up so we removed it.  There was a number of concerns with the original proposal. Key examples of this were that some people were not sure if E-Cat technology was real, and some preferred excess money to be put towards further open source research.

Now, in the light of the recent E-Cat report and the amount of interest it has generated, we are considering putting in a final stretch goal of £1.5m to fund the purchase of a 1 M E-Cat plant. This goal would only activate if the fundraising goal £1.5m figure was achieved.

The New Proposal

Stretch Goal 3: If we can raise over £1,500,000 we will seek to purchase a 1 MW low temperature E-Cat plant from Andrea Rossi, install it at a reputable university where it can operate and be visited for a period of at least 6 months, then transfer it to a permanent site where the heat can be put to good use in return for a fee. Revenues from the heat sold will flow back to the project as ongoing funding for the MFMP’s core mission.

The arrangement being suggested is as follows:

  • Raise money as stretch goal in the current campaign / or in a later Kickstarter campaign.
  • Send deposit (approx 1/3 of the total cost) to Rossi as commitment fee and to allow the plant to be built.
  • After the plant is built, perform acceptance testing at Rossi’s premises.
  • If testing is acceptable, ship plant immediately to a qualified, fully independent university, probably in Europe.
  • The university will be paid to host a performance and endurance test for at least 6 months, fully respecting Rossi’s IP in the process. We would want to publish power in and power out as a minimum and would supply university with equipment and expertise.
  • Unit would then be shipped to a suitable permanent site, for example, a community heat supply. The sale of energy to those benefiting from the heat may generate between €100k and €200k income per year for ongoing MFMP research.
  • There would be pledge rewards in the Kickstarter campaign for security-checked people to able to visit the unit at either site, or people could pay for visits. Paid visits would raise on-going revenue for MFMP.

Key benefits

  • If final stretch goal not met, all extra money raised goes to open LENR research by the MFMP
  • If stretch goal met but unit not delivered of fails to work – all money goes to open LENR research by the MFMP
  • If the goal is met and the unit works it will be tested by a fully independent body, settling all debate, making all key data available to the public
  • The public will be able to visit the plantand see it working
  • It will provide ongoing income for MFMP ongoing research