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eCat.com Interviews Andrea Rossi

January 27, 2012

This just in from eCat.com. I’l let it speak for itself as there is little we do not already think we know.:

The team behind ECAT.com traveled to Bologna on the 12th of January and we got an exclusive interview with Andrea Rossi. Here are the main points:

The ECAT Home unit (domestic E-Cat) will be a small box applied to existing heaters. It will be like a software installed in a computer The domestic E-Cat will be ready for the market between 12-18 months A new factory is being built which is completely robotized “We are finding a way to make good efficiency for electric power” The 10kW home unit can easily be integrated with existing heating systems Andrea Rossi is working on a solution for an independent validation of the ECAT together with two universities but prefers not to mention them by name A certification process is on the way to prove the ECAT Home unit safe for domestic use Rossi and his workforce are making experiments and tests in a closed environment in his factory rather than “in a theater” “We have some kind of fusion inside but I do not think this is the main energy source” About competitors: “We will be very tough to be beaten” Price per kilowatt is estimated to $40-$50 for domestic units and approx $1,500/kW for the industrial line. Price gap is mainly due to use of different technologies and manufacturing processes between the two ECAT models. Costs for maintenance and recharge for the domestic unit will be “some tens of dollars or some tens of euros” Rossi aims to achieve the goal where the 1MW plant will have a payback period (ROI) of about one year. Warranties will be the usual ones covered by the laws for any device in serial production. Up to two years due to any eventual shortcomings deriving from the manufacturing process. Money back if the E-Cat does not meet guaranteed performance data.

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The site also released a video of a part of the interview.

[With thanks to Georgehants and Ivan Mohorovicic]

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31 Responses to eCat.com Interviews Andrea Rossi

  1. Peter Poulsen

    January 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    How i wish we could soon get irrefutable proof about the E-Cat.

    All this news sounds extremely exiting, and good, but i do not dare to celebrate until i can get clear proof, that rossi have a working product.

    • daniel maris

      January 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Peter – I think that is the majority view – I certainly share it. It’s not sitting on the fence: it’s evidence evaluation that leads to an inconclusive answer. Rossi doesn’t make it easy for us. A photo of the E cat heater wouldn’t kill him would it?

      But if I have to give an “on balance” answer I’d say that Rossi is genuine principally because of his work with Focardi and the fact that NASA have confirmed LENR is a reality.

      • mark Jones

        January 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

        NSA have NOT confirmed it’s a reality. The NASA man says: “While I personally find sufficient demonstration that LENR effects warrant further investigation, I remain skeptical. ”
        ie – it’s unlikely that it works, but it’s worth having a look.

  2. psi

    January 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Watching and listening to Mr. Rossi several times, I fail to understand how any person with some degree of emotional intelligence can think he’s a scammer. On the contrary, to me he reads like a highly talented and versatile mind with an exciting ambition and the willpower to accomplish it. No one could be publicly claiming NI collaboration on something of this magnitude if it did not exist. And NI has not only NOT CONTRADICTED Rossi’s statements but has clearly GONE OUT OF ITS WAY to confirm a collaboration.

    Them’s some pretty lovely tea leaves if you ask me…..I could be wrong, and naturally I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow should occasion arise any time over the next 12-18 months that I start to feel too far out on the prognosticator’s limb.

    I don’t know how the darn thing’s supposed to work, but that’s how the event comes across to me.

    • daniel maris

      January 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      I agree that the visual evidence is not of a liar. He could be deluded, but there is a fine line between the self-possessed creator and the deluded. “Great wits to madness are near allied” as Dryden I think it was put it.

      Given that LENR has been observed independently by many reputable scientists including Rossi’s partner the eminent professor, Focardi, I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. We shall see what happens.

    • Mahron - A4 B3

      January 28, 2012 at 1:49 am

      You don’t watch enough tv my friend. There are plenty of full psycos that look normal out there, Madoff is a nice example.

      I agree the NI part of the story is the strongest point in favor of rossi. I fail to see how those guys could help improve the machine so much without measuring input output. There is a very big chance the guys at NI know if the ecat is real or not, and I strongly doubt they would let rossy tarnish their reputation.

    • Johan Börjesson

      January 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

      I agree, he read just like the excited inventor he say he is. However, beeing just that, I do not think he knows whats happening inside, nor do I think he is the most suitable for getting it out there. Fortunally it looks like he is getting help with that.

  3. SH

    January 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    “We have some kind of fusion inside but I do not think this is the main energy source”

    Hm.

    • LCD

      January 28, 2012 at 1:09 am

      Yeah odd huh.
      Regardless of what he believes I can tell you this. He has no flipping clue what’s going on.

      He could mean the basuic Coulomb barrier penetration fusion is not occurring as often or transmutations are not happening as often or something like the W-L theory is more likely.

      Who knows

      • Peter Roe

        January 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

        Yes, it sounds like they (NI?) have now done some detailed before/after isotopic analysis, and observed the radiation spectrum during operation and found that neither match any current theories or models, so everyone is clueless!

        If the ‘new’ university research contracts are real, then hopefully some better theories can be devised, but as many others have pointed out, humans didn’t understand fire for a hundred millennia but that didn’t stop them using it.

        When CF is fully understood it seems clear that we will have a new branch of physics that will probably throw a fresh light in many areas.

  4. NH

    January 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

    The witnessing and the proof that everyone seems to require is exactly what is not required for the completion of the tasks at hand in an attempt to prevent the following: To draw anymore attention to what is probably the most singular invention event in the history of the world would focus, trigger, and introduce, covert operations, unimagineable delays, lobbying, and interruptions. The first of which would be big oil/energy consortiums across the spectrum trying anything in their power to either cut themselves into a deal, buy the patent, or create legal diversions, or create an “accident” as has been the historic habits of those institutions. Let Rossi do his work, he has trusted advisors, he is on to something and I find that what he is trying to do is very schrewd. If I were in his shoes, I’m not sure that I would do anything any differently in consideration of the “weight” of the device and the “impact” on the globe versus the complexity and powers that are against his success.

  5. Paul G

    January 28, 2012 at 1:09 am

    There is no question that Mr Rossi is a seasoned business man and as the gentleman points out this technology is not something you just lay out for the others to try and prove you wrong, he already knows what he has and he is taking it to market the AMERICAN WAY ! the history books will remember this Italian that came to America.

    • Peter Roe

      January 28, 2012 at 8:06 am

      I hope that trying to introduce CF through corporate America does not turn out to be Rossi’s greatest miscalculation.

  6. Orlando

    January 28, 2012 at 3:24 am

    When the computer was first invented, no one knew what it was supposed to do or what it was for, or really how it worked. It took 20 years before Steve Jobs released his first apple. 5 years after that the first commercial apple hit the shelves. Years later we saw the first PC with DOS. 10 years later windows, aol, netscape and the internet came along. Here we are nearly twenty years after that with facebook, iphones and wimax!

    Why am I saying all this? Mr Rossi has a possible new product that will rival the computer in its’ impact. We HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO FOLKS; don’t kid yourselves. Even after he releases the ecat product, it will be years before we know the theory behind it. We are decades away in development. There will be plenty of opportunity and plenty of disappointment. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can make the road shorter. Innovation guarantees both success and failure!

    • Ivy Matt

      January 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      I believe it was more like 30 years or more from the invention of the electronic computer to the first Apple computer. The first electronic computers were designed to compute. Ballistics was one of the first applications, but more applications (basically anything that involved mathematics) were quickly discovered. Of course, the development of computer networking and what was known in the 1990s as “multimedia” (computer graphics and sound) enabled even more applications. And I’m pretty sure anyone who has ever designed a computer processor knows pretty much how it works. These days processors are so complicated that any one person can’t understand the whole chip design, but the basic theory is very well understood, even by many laymen.

  7. Shaun Taylor

    January 28, 2012 at 6:06 am

    This is a picture of how Rossi heats his Bologna E-Cat factory were the 1 MW reactor is located (you know the same unit that Rossi said was “GONE” yet it never left) as well as where his R&D facilities are located.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/howrossiheatsthebologna.jpg/

  8. Shaun Taylor

    January 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

    24 November 2011 Rossi claims to be making steam at 450 deg C with the 1 MW plant.
    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=510&cpage=35#comment-130266

    27 January 2012 Rossi claims it will take 1 year to achieve 400 deg C steam with the 1 MW plant.
    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=510&cpage=44#comment-175957

    The more statements Rossi makes, the more he will trip over his own words.

  9. Francesco CH

    January 28, 2012 at 7:04 am

    From 22passi (in Italian):

    @E-CAT PEOPLE
    Ho un annuncio… ehm. Non c’entra nulla con Bologna, dove tutto procede bene. Non c’entra nulla col fatto che sono più che convinto che un giorno gli scettici (onesti) che ci hanno dipinti come believers dovranno chiederci scusa. Ma ahimè, sono venuto a sapere oggi di una cosa per la quale, prima che la storia dell’E-Cat arrivi al suo LIETO FINE, verremo sfottuti per un pezzo!
    Ricordatevi di queste mie parole, e preparatevi a incassare i loro sfottò…

    • Peter Roe

      January 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Courtesy of Google translate:

      “I have an announcement … ahem. Has nothing to do with Bologna, where everything is going well. Has nothing to do with the fact that I am more than convinced that one day the skeptics (honest) that we have portrayed as believers must ask your pardon. But alas, today I learned one thing for which, before the story gets to the Cat E-HAPPY ENDING, we will make fun of for a long time!
      Remember these words of mine, and get ready to cash in their teasing …”

      mmm – what the hell does that mean?

    • Peter Roe

      January 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Yahoo gives much the same, except for the final paragraph, which they translate as “Remember these words of mine, and prepare to collect their banter …”

      Passerini seems to be saying that he has learned something that puts everything we think we know in a completely different light, and that everyone is being ‘led a merry dance’ as colloquial English might have it. And while we will get e-cats in the end, we will be played for a long time??

      Who knows – perhaps a native Italian speaker could tease out the subtleties (Francesco?).

    • AB

      January 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Human translation:

      I have an announcement.. uhm. It has nothing to do with Bologna, where everything is going well. It has nothing to do with the fact that I’m more than convinced that one day the (honest) skeptics that have portrayed us as believers will have to apologize. But alas, today I came to know of something for which we will be made fun of for a while before the e-cat story comes to a happy end. Remember these words and prepare yourself to be mocked.

      • Peter Roe

        January 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

        Thanks, AB. So it seems that Passerini is telling us (‘believers’) that we are being spun a line, but will be vindicated in the end.

        I’m not sure how many people would be amazed if this turns out to be true. Rossi’s ‘misdirections’ are rather legendary, and most people recognise the minefield he needs to negotiate, and are aware that as observers we are in the position of the proverbial mushroom!

        • Peter Roe

          January 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

          At a guess: the October demo and ‘sale’ were not as advertised, as many (inluding a good number of ‘believers’) now suspect. Meanwhile, hopefully, the race to be first on the block with a safety-certified domestic unit continues.

    • Martin

      January 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

      As if we haven’t enough drama queens, here we go again

  10. Peter Roe

    January 28, 2012 at 8:40 am

    ACTA Passed

    Loz Kaye, Leader, Pirate Party UK:

    “Yesterday the European Union, the UK and over 20 other countries signed the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA is an international treaty, disguised as a trade agreement, whose purpose is to increase and harmonise copyright and trademark enforcement. Many of the goals of ACTA are similar to SOPA and PIPA – proposed laws which the US congress recently abandoned following a huge outcry. ACTA is, if anything, even more objectionable.

    It is objectionable because of the process it has followed – secret negotiations, conducted without democratic oversight, a process so underhand it led to official criticism from the European Parliament [1] and the resignation of the Parliament’s rapporteur in disgust [2]. It is yet another example of the power of corporate lobby groups, who buy influence starting with the laughably corrupt US political body, and then foist extremist laws on the rest of the world.

    It is objectionable in its content, as an assault on civil liberties. It is likely to require unprecedented levels of surveillance of ordinary Internet users by ISPs [3][4]. It insists that copyright infringement become a criminal offence in a worryingly wide range of situations.[5] It provides for massively disproportionate penalties, including mandatory imprisonment. Anyone who has followed settlements in copyright lawsuits over the past 10 years will find this hard to believe, but it allows rights-holders to make up even more astronomical figures when demanding “compensation” [6].

    The extremist position of ACTA will make the Internet fraught with danger for ordinary users. For example, if a blogger innocently links to another website, and that website, without their knowledge, infringes copyright in some way, they may well face criminal charges and prison time for “aiding and abetting” copyright infringement. For a link.

    The provisions on Digital Rights Management (“DRM”) are so extreme as to be laughable. ACTA continues to demand that attempts to circumvent DRM be criminal offences, meaning that blind people could face jail time for attempting to read e-books using text-to-speech, for example [7]. But new provisions mean that any tampering with information that identifies “the work, its author(s), producer(s) or right owners” also becomes an offence, so merely renaming a file could become illegal.”

    Article with links and comments:
    http://www.techimo.com/forum/debateimo-politics-religion-controversy/268571-acta-passed-riaa-mpaa-pass-out-ecstasy.html

    • Peter Roe

      January 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

      More here:
      http://cultureofresistance.tumblr.com/post/16542745967/3liza-acta-passed-one-of-the-several-voting

      Note the links to the free Tor internet privacy software (https://www.torproject.org/). It seems a lot of people will need this or something like it soon.

      • spacegoat

        January 28, 2012 at 11:06 am

        Great, the more draconian the situation becomes, the greater the positive tendencies:
        – More people will investigate the back catalogs that are uplifting to the human to spirit
        – they will abandon the poison video spewed out by Hollywood – mostly propaganda and mindless.
        – they will abandon the “music industry” all together.
        – Independent TV and Arts will rise more forcefully.
        – More people will abandon the spy-ware platforms, that control and monitor your device: Apple, Windows.
        – More people will abandon Google in favor of services that respect the user DuckDuckGo.com for example. Or the experimental Yacy.
        – More people will wake up politically, that their masters do not care about the common good.

  11. Shaun Taylor

    January 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Maybe this is what is being referred to?

    24 November 2011 Rossi claims to be making steam at 450 deg C with the 1 MW plant.
    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=510&cpage=35#comment-130266

    27 January 2012 Rossi claims it will take 1 year to achieve 400 deg C steam with the 1 MW plant.
    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=510&cpage=44#comment-175957

    Or this?

    This is a picture of how Rossi heats his Bologna E-Cat factory were the 1 MW reactor is located (you know the same unit that Rossi said was “GONE” yet it never left) as well as where his R&D facilities are located.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/howrossiheatsthebologna.jpg/

  12. SteveMc

    January 29, 2012 at 7:45 am

    What intrigues me is that there always seems to be very cold in Rossi’s laboratory. A gas heater is also clearly seen in the background of the video., Shouldn’t e-cat provide him with all the heat he wanted. Realistically speaking (and i’m an optimist)there’s about 10% chance that all of that is real.

  13. RedRyder

    January 30, 2012 at 12:17 am

    When our universe initialized there was no light until after millions of years we theorize.
    At the moment of ignition of a Star, photons are created of many wavelengths.
    (Expelling the photons) during the moment of initialization is essential for the reaction to take place.
    It is not an after effect; it is part of the process.
    Also,
    (not expelling other photons) during the moment of initialization is essential for the reaction to take place.
    It is not an after effect; it is part of the process.

    Gravity came first, if we could theorize gravity, our understanding would take a Quantum Leap!
    To put it plainly, we have no clue what Gravity is.

    We do often ponder how to measure its effects and how it travels at unimaginable speed that it does.
    So fast that makes the speed of light seem like watching hair grow in comparison.

    We have so much to learn yet!
    The quote “Law of Thermal Dynamics” does not exist and never did, that is a mistaken statement.

    All we have are “Theories”
    Those that say “LAW” have one guarantee in life.

    Your LAWS will be broken

  14. Steven Burrows

    January 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

    As we all here, from lack of any evidence, have to speculate about existence of e-CAT there are subtle clues that make the “contraption” make more or less likely. when all this data channels down only three options remain:
    1.) Rossi indeed has a working e-CAT that will change the world we live in
    2.) Rossi is a scammer who just want to make money
    3.) Rossi is deluded. He thinks he has working e-CAT when in fact he doesn’t.

    Having read a lot of articles (his and independent) my current % are:
    1.) 10%
    2.) 50%
    3.) 40%
    In recent weeks my faith in Rossi has really plummeted. Hopefully the coming weeks will turn that around – but tha’ll happen only if he provides some proof otherwise things will go only down for him.