UPDATE: (February 9, 2016)
Here’s a comment from Andrea Rossi today regarding the E-Cat X:
February 9, 2016 at 4:31 PM
very premature, but I want to add that today the E-Cat X made a tremendous step forward a massive production. Today I am very happy.
As usual we get no details, but Rossi seems to be looking beyond the current test these days and is looking towards the industrialization phase of his E-Cat project which he has said will begin once the current test is completed.
Some more quotes on the topic from AR:
Today we got a ‘loophole’.
Much work remains to be done but in less time than expected, I hope.
Today we had a very good step forward that makes me hope to give soon not just more data, but information about the massive production of the Ecat X.
What I have seen today with my eyes was not expected so soon. We got some exponential.
Jan 25, 2016
I thought it would be important to include this short Q&A between Joseph Fine and Andrea Rossi regarding the E-Cat X, which Rossi has said he has been putting through some stress testing:
1. What is the most recent status of the 1 MW E-Cat System and the E-Cat X (following the recent test)? AR: good standing
2. How long did the recent E-Cat X “Stress test” last? AR: a month
3. Did you try the E-Cat X “Stress test” more than once? AR: we will
4. Can you comment on the (approximate) maximum temperature achieved by the E-Cat X? AR: not yet
5. What is the average duration of Self-Sustained- Mode (SSM) operation? AR: hours
“Curiouser and curiouser” Regards,
Andrea Rossi also said that recently they have carrying out destructive testing on the E-Cat X, and just reported that “E-Cat X resisting to the destructive attempt, good sign.” I take this to mean they were not able to destroy it. Giuliano Bettini asked Rossi if they used too much heat, or too much electricity in their attempt to destroy it, and Rossi responded: “too much heat.”
I guess the part that was the most interesting to me above is that the E-Cat X has been able to run in self-sustain mode for hours — presumably while also producing electricity as well as heat, based on Rossi’s recent reports. As usual, however, we get only minimal details, so a lot is left to our imagination. Hopefully more information will be forthcoming.