Rossi: Conducting R&D for Direct Electricity Production from Hot Cat [Update: Rossi has said E-Cat Gives ‘Electrostatic’ Charge]

There was an interesting question and response on the Journal of Nuclear Physics yesterday regarding the production of electricity from the E-Cat.

A reader asked:

Dr. Andrea Rossi, the thread of research to arrive to produce electricity directly insid the E-Cat has been abandoned?

Rossi responded:

Mathilde Posas:
No, it has not been abandoned, and I am working also on it in the Hot Cat that we put in operation inside the computers container, here in the factory where the 1 MW plant is working for the Customer of IH.
Warm Regards,

This is very interesting news. If direct electricity production can be realized it will make the E-Cat much more versatile and compact. Ross has said that ‘so far’ the Carnot cycle is considered the only way to produce electricity efficiently — which would involve adding on bulky, expensive and complex turbines. We don’t know how this R&D will turn out, but it could be a very significant development.

We don’t know how the E-Cat could produce electricity directly, and I am sure Rossi won’t provide details, but remarking on this development, Hank Mills says, “”The most obvious source of electrical power could be the magnetic field of the fast moving alpha particles. If a portion of their KE could be converted to electricity instead of heat, a significant amount of output could be produced.”

Rossi has a lot of time on his hands in his shipping container, and I hope he can give this effort lots of attention. It could turn out that the home e-cat as a heater and generator is not as difficult as once supposed.

UPDATE: Here is some information from Andrea Rossi from a post made here on August 7th 2014. Hank Mills asked these questions and got answers from AR:

Could you please tell us a little more about the electromagnetic fields detected from your device? They have nothing to do with the upcoming report which is only measuring heat production, so I hope you can share just a bit of info. For example:

1 – What form of EM fields are you measuring? Magnetic? Electrostatic? – electrostatic

2 – Where are they detected? Inside the reactor? Outside? – outside

3 – What is the strength of the field in Tesla, if it is a magnetic field? – see 1

4 – Is it pulsing or constant? – pulsing