Andrea Rossi’s E-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) plant operated successfully for 350 days and generated six times as much power as it, a court exhibit indicates. Exhibit Three the Energy Multiple Evaluation Final Report on the E-Cat One Megawatt (MW-1) Energy Plant in Miami seems to verify Rossi’s claims about the technology.
The report prepared by Dr. Ing Fabio Penon was entered as evidence in Rossi’s lawsuit against Industrial Heat LLC and Tom Darden in US District court in Miami. Darden’s attorneys have been claiming that the e-cat does not work for some time.
Some of the highlights of Penon’s report include:
- “Consequently the ERV (Penon) certifies for a period of 350 days; consecutives, the temperature of the steam produced by the plant was greater than 100 C (Celsius) and the Plant consistently produced energy that was six times greater than the energy consumed by the Plant.”
- “Definitely the guaranteed performance standards have been achieved for the test period.”
- The MW1-USA plant was tested at 7861 NW 46th Street in Doral, Florida.
- The plant consisted of 115 power generation units. These would be individual e-cats.
- Each unit absorbed 1.1 to 2.5 kilowatts of electricity.
- Each unit consists of a reaction chamber where nickel powder reacts with a catalyst.
- Electric heaters warm the reaction chamber and trigger the reaction with heat.
- Water was heated to vaporization to create steam by the E-cat.
- The e-cat heating elements, water pumps and the control systems were powered by the public grid. That means the electricity was provided by Florida Power & Light the utility for Miami and Dade County.
- The test began on February 23, 2015, and ended on February 17, 2016.
- Penon is described as the ERV was assisted by Rossi himself, F. Fabiani and B. West.
- The test lasted for 357 days.
- There were several instances where the power analyzer did not work properly. No reason is given for this.
- This means the available data only covers 352 days of operation.
- The temperature of the water entering the plant was well below 100 Celsius.
- The temperature of the steam was always higher than 100 Celsius.
- “During each day of the operation the “Energy multiple, was always higher than six.”
This document makes it sounds as if the e-cat achieved its intended goal of making steam that would be used to generate electricity or heat buildings. Whether this means the e-cat works is impossible to discern because no other evidence is provided.
Special thanks to Frank Acland at E-Cat World for posting the document online for all to see. You can view his take on the matter here. Now all that remains is for Industrial Heat’s attorneys to respond to this.
A jury trial in the case of Rossi vs. Darden et. All is set to begin on June 26, 2017.