From comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, and in my recent interview with Andrea Rossi, it is clear that in recent weeks he has turned his attention from the E-Cat QX to the E-Cat SK.
Although he hasn’t gone into a great deal of detail, he has been talking about using the 100 kW E-Cat SK to drive what he is calling a “modified gas engine” which can generate electricity.
Here is question and answer with Iggy Dalrymple from the Journal of Nuclear Physics on the topic:
June 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM
Dear Dr Rossi,
As you know, large electrical utility companies use gas turbines for their peak load time of the day or during extreme temperature weather. They use hydro, nuclear, or coal for their base load.
Once you have perfected the mating of your SK with a gas turbine, do you anticipate:
1- Retrofitting the SK to existing utility owned gas turbines?
2- Or must the turbines be custom built to accommodate the SK?
June 23, 2018 at 5:28 PM
Now we are retrofitting.
In an earlier Q&A with Raffaele Bongo Rossi indicated that they were having success with this approach.
June 22, 2018 at 3:22 PM
Hello A. Rossi
The coupling of a reactor with a turbine seems very promising for the electric propulsion of land vehicles
Can you tell us how many Quark SK 100s have you installed in this reactor that you are testing and have you ever reached a COP greater than 1?
Thank you for your answers
All my support for your team
June 22, 2018 at 4:27 PM
We have installed one reactor and the COP has been >1.
So as usual, Andrea Rossi is not content to rest on his earlier technological achievements. He says he has developed the QX to a point where he thinks it is ready for manufacturing, he has another avenue to pursue. In another question on the JONP, I asked him if he was satisfied with the control he has over the SK so far he answered, “yes: the next week we will make another crucial test.”
It will be interesting to find out more about that test and how it went.