Andrea Rossi has made an interesting admission about his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology on his blog. The inventor revealed that he and his team have attempted to produce electricity with their device but admitted they have failed to do so.
In a reply to a poster simply called John on February 20, 2015, Rossi stated:
“I confirm that in our work of R&D (Research and Development) we have also made experiments related to the production of electric power. I cannot give information of our R&D work, until we produce something really working in a satisfactory mode.”
Yet a few hours later Rossi had this to say about electricity production to a poster named Andrea Calaon:
“As I already said, I cannot give further information regarding this issue. We will talk about electric power when we will deem our R&D to be mature for the market.”
My take on this is that the Industrial Heat/Leonardo Corporation team has not figured out how to produce enough heat or continuous heat to produce electricity yet. They would need to have a steady and reliable source of high heat to produce steam to run a turbine or hot air to operate a Stirling Engine.
Electricity production is the ultimate goal of all cold fusion research and development because electricity is simply the most practical, flexible and versatile means of transferring power we have. You are reading this blog on a computer, a tablet or a phone powered by electricity for example.
Electricity powers most of the machines in our factories, so it produces most of the finished goods we use. Look around your house, most of the stuff you see the TV set, the phone, the vacuum cleaner (Hoover to our British friends), the washing machine, the dishwasher, the microwave, the gadgets in your kitchen and possibly the stove and the dryer all run on electricity. The tools in your garage also run on electricity, the internet runs on electricity the demands of the data centers that make up its backbone are incredible.
Uses for electricity are also growing fast, General Motors, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), Nissan, Volkswagen and BMW are all bringing electric cars to market. Tesla alone is building 1,000 electric cars a week. Apple Inc. (AAPL) is researching the possibility of building and marketing an electric car.
If that wasn’t enough, Elon Musk is planning to start marketing a lithium ion battery cell that can power a home or a business. The battery will be manufactured at Tesla’s massive gigafactory in Nevada. When it gets into full production the gigafactory will produce enough lithium ion battery cells each year to store 35 billion watts of electricity and enough lithium ion battery packs to store 50 gigawatts or 50 billion watts of electricity. All that power will have to come from somewhere perhaps from ecat operated turbines built by Industrial Heat.