12/05/2011 to 12/11/2011

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For previous posts to this page, see H/C Archives in the menu bar on the right.  New updates will be posted on this page as they become available.

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A direct link to the Defkalion Forum has been added to the sidebar.  It makes for some interesting reading and I would highly recommend it.  As the cold fusion/LENR story grows and more players become involved, it will be difficult for me to keep up with every twist in turn in the story.  I will continue to provide updates and information regarding what I consider the most important developments but for more detailed information and updates, please refer to the multiple links I have provided in the sidebar under the heading “Cold Fusion Links.”

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Francesco Fiorenzani
December 10th, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Dear Andrea Rossi

In your opinion the collaboration with University of Bologna
will start before the next March or not?

thank you

Francesco Fiorenzani

Andrea Rossi
December 10th, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Dear Francesco Fiorenzani:
As I already repeated many times, all the R&D work we are doing with our Consultants is totally confidential and we are not going to give any information about it. If reports will be made, it will not be before 1 year from now, and such information will regard only the data we will deem publicable, since all the R&D is paid by us, not by the taxpayer, so that it will be totally proprietary.
We will not even disclose the names of the persons which will make the job.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Is Cold Fusion Even Possible?

International Business Times

12/11/2011

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Cold Fusion / Exclusive: here’s how to save the island of Capri with the E-Cat

link

12/11/2011

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Mr. Rossi seeks the happiness of mankind

Der Spiegel (Translated via Google Translate)

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Rossi: 10,000 Home-based E-Cats Have Been Ordered

E-Cat World

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Romney: Hot For Cold Fusion?

The Boston Phoenix

12/09/2011

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The Ascendancy of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

New Energy and Fuel

12/09/2011

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Steve
December 8th, 2011 at 3:52 PM
Dear Andrea I wonder and I ask one thing: when you and your significant other colleagues define your Invention a world revolution, almost epic, to which you refer? Do you think that will change the real world economically in which we live? I refer to work, bills, spending the month? I ask this because perhaps you are very busy with development work catalyzer of the available energy, but Europe is bursting the finomondo. Financial speculation is making disasters, millions of Italians suffer serious cuts and unemployment. Dear Andrea, hurry!  (Translated via Google)

Andrea Rossi
December 8th, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Dear Steve:
We are working very hard to make our plants. Today, for example, we have finally selected the primary liquid that will run through the primary circuit to make electric power, a very important achievement along the path of the evolution of out plants, working with our Customer.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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James Arness
December 9th, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Dear Andrea Rossi,

Yesterday you wrote:

“Dear Franco Morici:
The Consultant of the Customer measured a pressure of 230- 240 mm in water column in the steam output pipe near the thermocouple where the temperature has been recorded.”

I seem to remember that earlier you have stated that this pressure was no more than 20 mm water column. Although very important neither of these values or how they were measured are recorded in the test protocol.

Also 240 mm water column would not be sufficient to lift the water to the open return water pool. An additional pressure drop is also needed for transportation of steam / water through the pipes, condensors and hoses.

Could you please further clarify this matter?

Kind regards James Arness

Andrea Rossi
December 9th, 2011 at 4:07 AM

Dear James Arness:
1- 20 was the number I remembered when I answered, but I was wrong. Yesterday I have been precise because the same day I worked, report at hand, with the Customer to study the control systems which we are commissioning to National Instruments, so that I was very fresh in memory.
2- all these data have been recorded, obviously, by the Consultant and his report is not publicable.
3- the water pumps brought the water in the common rail which feeds the reactors and the common rail is in higher position respect the circuit.
The circuit is complex and based upon a geodynamic design that, anyway, is proprietary for obvious reasons. No more particulars of it will be given.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Joseph Fine
December 8th, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Dear Andrea Rossi,

1) Does the selection of the new Heat Transfer Fluid for the primary circuit/(loop) improve the stability of the plant in self-sustain mode compared to what you have been using?

2) If the goal is to generate electrical power, how important is it to have the capability of a long interval in self-sustain mode (e.g. 12-24 hours, vs 4-6 hrs) since you can always feed back some electric power to the heaters. (Loss of external electricity is not as serious.)

3) Am I on the list for the Home E-Cat? I have two cats in my house but this third cat would only have to be fed (and cleaned up after) every 6 months.

Thank you,

Joseph

Andrea Rossi
December 9th, 2011 at 4:15 AM

Dear Joseph Fine:
1- I think yes
2- Self sustaining will be longer, I think, but I never get opinions before real operation
3- Of course your pre-order has been accepted !!!
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Felize
December 8th, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Dear Mr. Rossi,

Congratulations again for your improvements.
I would like to ask you the following questions:
1) Are you going to use the first 1MW plant for producing electrical power? If yes, have you redesigned the plant’s layout?
2) What is the (expected) thermal output power of each reactor during the production of a steam at 480°C?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Felize

Andrea Rossi
December 8th, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Dear Felize:
1- no. We are not yet ready to produce electric power, even if we are very close. I want also to say that an agreement we reached yesterday will accelerate this development.
2- the power output does not change with the pressure. 1 MW of thermal power remains 1 MW of thermal power, indipendently from the pressure of the steam.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Iggy Dalrymple
December 7th, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Dear Dr Rossi,
Since I am a citizen of Florida I am excited about your plans for production here. I hope your efforts to produce in Massachusetts will not replace the Florida factory. Are you receiving support from the local and state government here? I’ve read nothing about the E-Cat in the Miami or the capitol newspaper. I’ve written the governor and Florida Trend Magazine pleading for their support of your efforts, but haven’t received a reply.

Sincerely,
Iggy Dalrymple

Andrea Rossi
December 8th, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Dear Iggy Darlymple:
We have scheduled a manufacturing network with outsourcing manufacturers and our ones, which will be activated depending on the location of the Customers.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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The Peak Oil Crisis: E=mc2

Excellent article on cold fusion/LENR

Falls Church News Press

12/07/2011

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A. Casali
December 6th, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Dear Dr. Rossi,

it has been a while since the last time i wrote you but in meantime things don’t seem to have been moving that much, at least from our point of view, i mean from the point of view of us internet followers.

With your permission i wolud like to ask you a few questions to try and understand where are things going.

1) At current price of 2000 Euro per Kwh and given a granted COP of 1:6, your 1MW plats don’t seem so appealing, explecially if we take into account the cost of electricity. What are you offering to your first customers to compensate the low convenience of your devices at current price? I mean are they going to be also partners or just siple clients? if just simple clients where is the real deal for them?

2) How is it going with the indusctrializzation of the production of the 1MW plants?

3) Is the industrialization process going to lower the price considerably in the short term?

4) You recently stated you have signed a contract with the first “normal” customer, when do you think you will be able to publish their name?

5) Considering the importance of university R&D for the acceptance of your technology in terms of certification and authorisations, not to speek about the performance improvements that they may bring to your great invention, why are you still holding on instead of letting the R&D start?

I know some of my questions go straight to the point and maybe you prefer not to disclose too many information but i felt the need to ask you anyway.

Thanks a lot for your patience as usual and keep going, a silent and hopeful army is supporting you.

Warm Regards,

ac.

Andrea Rossi
December 6th, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Dear A.Casali:
1- At the price we apply now the 1 MW plant pays back itself in 3 years. The expected life is 30 years. Anyway, we foresee to lower the price with the increase of the orders, to allow more economy scale. Our target is to arrive within the year to 1000 Euro/kW.
2- We are working on this issue, see point 1.
3- yes
4- As soon as possible, when the Customer will allow it. Consider that when the name of a Customer of us is published, he is buried under thousands of inquiries, emails, insults, together with good considerations. It is not an issue as easy as you can think. We all need to work in peace, and we have an army of enemies who want to forbid this. Among them the wannabe “third parties who have to make a real test” ( which turned out to be all competitors or consultants of them, what a strenge coincidence!)
5- I am holding nothing, we are already making our R&D with all our Consultants, and our Customers are accepting our technology already. They don’t care too much who is testing our plants, they care the plants work properly, that’s all they want.
Thank you for your direct and useful questons,
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Learn Physics, watch Walter

ONE HUNDRED AND THREE LECTURES

You can watch 103 of my lectures (with great demos) on the web, 95 on OpenCourseWare (OCW) and 7 on MITWorld and 1 given at the Tecnical University (TU) in Delft, the Netherlands. Most can also be viewed on YouTube, iTunes U, Academic Earth and Facebook. These lectures are being watched by about 5000 people daily from all over the world, that’s about two million people per year! Many teachers show them regularly in their class rooms. The many responses that I receive daily are quite wonderful and often very moving.

Per Frank Znidarsic on Vortex.

Link to lectures and original message here

12/07/2011

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Bill Gates to Build Next-Gen Nuclear Reactors With China (fission not fusion)

Fox News

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Citi5 has been the target of a coordinated and well executed cyber-attack intended to spread disinformation/misinformation. 

Please disregard any outrageous, inappropriate, or offensive postings made in the last 24-48 hours either on the Citi5 site, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other outlets. – Apparently Citi5 has been targeted by the ‘Anonymous’ hacker group. The intent appears to be discrediting the validity of LENR and OMEGA technologies as we lead into the event.

Apparently, some will stop at nothing to prevent this information from reaching the public; such attention indicates to me that this technology is quite important. We remain vigilant in bringing this information to industry and the public at large – we look forward to presenting the facts tomorrow at the Flash Summit. Feel free to reach out directly at info@citi5.org with any questions – apologies for any confusion.

Best,

 -Chris Houts

Source: Citi5 (http://s.tt/14CmZ)

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Viktor
December 6th, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Dear Andrea Rossi,

I follow both sides of the story, want to believe in your product (already subscribed to two home eCATs), eagerly hunt for information on the web supporting your team’s theory, was even very happy to see special interest in LENR technology from 3 different NASA scientists recently.

On the other hand i also follow some ‘snake’-media, to balance my information input.
The ‘snakes’ normally stick to two points. one is related to your personality and history, which is not fair, especially not in the scientific world.

Their other argument comes back to the Coulomb-barrier.

With my half-scientific fairy-vision i imagine this Coulomb-barrier as a huge safe in a bank.
1. You can try to break this barrier with force, and this means hot fusion. Like blowing up the whole safe with dynamite, the whole street outside would hear it and see the smoke.
2. The other solution is to find the key or secret code and open the safe without any loud activity which could be realised by anyone outside of the bank… thus limited radiation and no gazillion celsius involved.

So, what is this secret code then?
a, The catalyst – I believe this is only used to get rid of oxides and clean the Nickel surface, perhaps to keep the Hydrogen on atomic level, but the catalyst is not necessarily involved in the LENR itself.
b, The frequency generator – i think the truth lies somewhere here. The frequencies of the H and Ni atoms or their electron clouds could be influenced so that they are happier near each other, and even want to have sex. It’s like red wine.

All in all, good luck in your commercial preparations, the sooner the customers will confirm their happiness, the quicker you will get rid of snakes.

Viktor

Andrea Rossi
December 6th, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Dear Viktor:
Thank you for your considerations. Of course I cannot give information about the phenomena inside the reactors.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Andrea Rossi E-Cat Can Be Explained By Nanomagnetism

link

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Scientist Makes Pitch for Massachusetts Cold Fusion Plant

Live Science

MSNBC  (article re-post)

12/05/2011

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Piantelli Group to give LENR workshop in April 2012

link

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Peak Spoilers

Cold Fusion Now

12/05/2011

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Australian Company seeks to commercialize muon-catalyzed fusion.

Star Scientific Limited

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