The long awaited and much anticipated scientific paper confirming some of the claims that Andrea Rossi has made about his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device has been published through Cornell University Library’s webpage.
The paper which is titled: Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder can be found in PDF format here. It was apparently written by Evelyn Foschi of Bologna with input from Rossi’s longtime collaborator and colleague Giuseppe Levi a retired physics professor from the University of Bologna who has worked closely with Sergio Focardi in the past.
The names of Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér from Sweden’s Uppsala University, and Hanno Essen of Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology who has examined ecat in the past appear on the paper as well.
The paper describes two separate tests of ecat conducted in Bologna. The first test conducted from Dec. 13 to Dec. 17, 2012, lasted 96 hours and the second test last conducted between March 18 and March 23 of this year lasted 116 hours.
Each of the tests detected what researchers called “heat production from an unknown reaction primed by heat from resistor coils.” They also stated that: “The results obtained indicate that energy was produced in decidedly higher quantities than what may be gained from any conventional source.”
The tests were conducted on two separate devices the E-Cat HT in December and the E-Cat HT2 in March. The devices are apparently Rossi’s hot ecat. The reports also indicate that ecat produced more energy than was fed into it and that the devices were stable. They only shut down when they were deliberately turned off by the researchers.
What this indicates is that the professors who examined ecat believe Rossi’s claims that he can generate significant amounts of heat with his device. They think the heat is produced by an unknown process and not from electric coils within the device. Sterling Allen of Pure Energy Systems who was not at the tests thinks the results in the report indicate that ecat produces 10 times the power fed into it.
This is not a verification of all of Rossi’s claims or of cold fusion. Instead it is a verification of some of Rossi’s claims. It’s important because it:
- Verifies that the ecat is stable
- Shows that an LENR device can generate large amounts of heat that are greater than what could be produced by the electricity fed into it.
- Shows that some sort of nickel hydrogen reaction that can create that heat is going on.
- Shows that the ecat can operate in a self-sustaining mode.
For those of you who want more technical information please read the report. I’m not a qualified physicist or an engineer just a humble writer.
There will be another test conducted by the same group sometime this summer. The test was paid for by the Alba Langenskiöld Foundation in Sweden and ELFORSK AB. I couldn’t find much about the Alba Langenskiöld Foundation online it has a webpage which simply gives an address in Berlin not Sweden but that page is being revised.
ELFORSK AB is a joint research and development effort organized by a consortium of Swedish utilities. Its webpage indicates that this organization is interested in a wide variety of alternative energy sources. Rossi has mentioned that he is developing an ecat heating system in conjunction with a Swedish utility.
This is good news hopefully it might spur some serious interest from people in the United States such as the US Department of Energy or large corporations. It’s going to be hard to ignore LENR with reports like this coming out.