Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2015 Reflections and 2016 Predictions

Dear E-Cat World Readers,

I’d like to extend my best wishes to you all for this holiday season, and thank you for coming here to read and comment. It’s a pleasure to host this site, and the task never gets tiring. I keep learning from the news, posts, comments and messages I get from you all.

We do a lot of speculating and prognosticating here, and why not? There’s a lot to speculate about! So I’d like to put up this thread

2015 has been a very interesting year for me. As far as the E-Cat goes, there’s been no major breakthrough announced, as most of Andrea Rossi’s time has been taken up with hidden work at his test plant site, but from all I have learned, I am still very hopeful that the Rossi Effect is real and an important breakthrough in practical energy technology. There have been various clues and anonymous whisperings that point to that, but I think the most important information on how things are going has come from Rossi’s right hand man, Fulvio Fabiani, who spoke to Mats Lewan about some of his experiences working on the E-Cat — and it’s clear that he thinks we are on the verge of something very important and special with the E-Cat.

My 2016 prediction for the E-Cat is that we’ll find out that the 1MW plant passed its test, but I am unsure about whether we’ll see working products on the market next year, since we know there still are practical problems to solve in terms of E-Cat reliability and also a huge manufacturing effort to be set up even if the E-Cat is ready for market.

What will be most interesting to learn is whether 2016 will be another year of behind-the-scenes progress, or if an effort will be made for a publicity push if the plant passes its test.

I have been pleasantly surprised that Steorn has finally come out of hiding and is beginning to commercialize its Orbo technology. Personally I feel Orbo could end up in the spotlight this year if the technology turns out to work as claimed, and I think it could turn out to be an interesting competitor to LENR in the advanced energy field. Right now I think that having working consumer Orbo products ready would put Steorn at a distinct advantage over any LENR players — but still we await shipment of the first Orbo products before we can know for sure how they work. My thinking about Orbo is that if it really is an energy generating (as opposed to energy harvesting) technology, there is a great deal of room for improvement, and it could be really revolutionary.

So, I’m looking forward very much to seeing how things develop in 2016. If you have reflections on 2015, or predictions for 2016 that you’d like to share, post away!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all, and thanks for the continued support and engagement!