Andrea Rossi had mentioned earlier this week on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that “our tech is mature to produce electricity only on industrial scale, using the Carnot cycle.”
I noted that each year coal power plants are retired from service, having completed their life-cycle, and are not being replaced by new coal plants largely because of environmental concerns, and I asked if the E-Cat could be used as a fuel to meet the energy demand as we lose more coal power plants. Rossi responded saying that they were not yet ready to produce E-Cats on an industrial scale, and I followed up with this:
September 16, 2017 at 2:36 PM
I understand you are not at mass production stage at this point. My question was to learn if you think [your] technology is developed enough to build power plants (control, stability, durability, sufficient temperature, etc.), once you have sufficient production capability.
September 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM
The answer is “yes”.
If Rossi is planning to create electricity on an industrial scale he is going to need production facilities that will be able to make millions of E-Cats and control systems (the average coal plant in the US today produces around 500MW of electricity), so substantial funding will be required.