Frank over at e-catworld conducted an interview with Andrea Rossi at the weekend. I sympathise with him as the recording gremlins got involved and stole the audio. I have no doubt, however, that his post will reflect was was said. The most interesting aspect was AR’s claim that the German engineering firm, Siemens AG demonstrated a turbine at the Bologna factory. If Frank’s memory/notes are correct, this turbine can produce a 30% thermal/electric conversion efficiency at 251 C. That is quite astonishing and, if not in error, I see no reason why AR would lie in such a detail.
Following on the heels of the National Instruments controversy (where NI lent qualified agreement with AR’s account) this would be a silly exaggeration and so I do not think you should discount the details. It is also important not to read anything into the statement that Rossi did not say. Not all misunderstanding originate from the Italian inventor and we should be wary of our own tendency to jump to unwarranted conclusions. Such new technology, if the eCat eventually proves itself real, will advance the production of an electric version of the 1MW plant.
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