Swedish Ny Teknik assisted recently in a test where the ‘E-cat’ invented by Andrea Rossi was run in self-sustained mode. Ny Teknik (“New Technology”) is a weekly Swedish newspaper and website.
At the new test, the E-cat was first run for 90 minutes assisted with a thermal electric power input of 2.6 kilowatts. The electric power was then cut off and the E-cat continued to operate for 35 minutes without external energy input.
The test was subsequently terminated at our request, for practical reasons and time constraints. It would otherwise have continued, and according to Rossi the electrical resistance would then have been switched in at full power (27 kilowatts) for ten minutes after each time interval of 30 minutes with self-sustained operation.
During the test a new model of the E-cat was used, the one that has been implemented in the one-megawatt plant that according to Rossi will be launched in the U.S. in October.
Rossi’s one megawatt heat plant in a 20 foot container (click on the images). Foto: Mats Lewan
Ny Teknik got a look at the plant last week in Bologna, where it had been assembled from parts supposedly manufactured in Rossis’s factory in Miami, Florida.
The plant consists of 52 ‘E-cats’ of a new model that Rossi says he developed this spring, partly through discussions with the Swedish physicists Sven Kullander and Hanno Essen, mainly regarding research done by Hidetsugu Ikegami, a professor emeritus at Osaka University in Japan.
Rossi newest ecat units reach 27 kilowatts of power output. He discarded the previously manufactured units. The 52 units were mounted in four rows along both sides of a 20-foot container.
According to Rossi, the launch is scheduled as planned in October, and will be controlled by a “very important entity” in the U.S. At the launch a complementary part will be included to attain a power-output rating of one megawatt, as the 52 units will be operated at reduced power levels to ensure stability even at intervals with self-sustained operation.
The new ecat model was significantly larger and heavier than the previous ones. It measured about 50 x 60 x 30 centimeters and weighed about 80 kg when empty of water. Consequently it is not as easy as before to rule out alternative sources of energy inside the E-cat, especially from a relatively short test as the one we undertook