Andrea Rossi has acknowledged that his hot ecat low energy nuclear reaction device is not ready for investment yet in spite of a plethora of reports that indicate the device is operating at temperatures of 1200 degrees Celsius. In a September 21 post on his blog Rossi admitted: “we still have not a hot cat ready for market.” Instead Rossi and his team are still testing the device. Note this is Rossi’s bad English not mine.
This announcement came a week after reports that Swedish investors withdrew an investment worth $10 million in Rossi’s northern European Licensee Hydro Fusion after the hot ecat didn’t pass tests they had conducted on it surfaced. Interestingly enough it also came at the same time that Rossi unveiled test results on his hot ecat at his Energy Change with e-cat conference in Zurich Switzerland.
At the conference Rossi presented a report that he said he said verified the claims of a hot e-cat. It should be noted that the report prepared by a “nuclear engineering specialist” named Fabio Penon only stated that the device could generate temperatures that high not that it could sustain them. The ecat would need to generate those temperatures constantly to be practical for industrial uses such as waste disposal and creating steam to run turbines to generate electricity.
Defkalion Ready for Testing in Canada and Big Announcement
Interestingly enough Rossi is not the only LENR developer plagued by conflicting reports about test results. On September 13, 2012 Sterling D. Allen of Pure Energy Systems downgraded Defkalion from his list of top five Exotic Free Energy Technologies because its reactors can only last for two to three hours. Unfortunately Sterling did not say where he got this information from. Although he said it was based on information about tests Defkalion had conducted in March.
Defkalion denied this assertion with a post at its forum that said it had conducted two 55 hour test runs of its Hyperion LENR device sometime between September 5 and September 14. The post mentions an R5 and R6 test reactor. This would seem to indicate that the company’s research facility in Greece is still active despite a recent move to Canada. The September tests apparently took place in Greece.
The post also stated that tests of an “R6 preindustrial single reactor” will take place in Vancouver in the next few weeks. The company also indicated that it will release test results to the public and peer reviewed journals within the next few weeks.
So it looks like both Rossi and Defkalion are moving forward but they aren’t where they would like to be. Hopefully these setbacks are only temporary.