Andrea Rossi has announced that his “hot ecat” a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device that is supposed to generate temperatures of up to 1300 degrees Celsius will begin operation in February 2013. Rossi made the announcement in a post on his Journal of Nuclear Physics discussion board. He didn’t say where it would be tested but it could be tested in the United States.

Recent picture of an ecat at Rossi's facility in Bologna from Popular Science no word if this is the hot ecat

Rossi claimed that the hot ecat will be installed in what he calls a “big power production and distribution plant.” That would presumably be a plant for the generation of electricity. It would also presumably generate steam to run a turbine that would generate electricity.

This seems to verify reports that Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation has been testing a Siemens steam turbine that operates on steam from an ecat. Rossi has also stated that he has worked with engineers from Siemens on turbine tests in the past. One intriguing possibility is that Rossi is working with Siemens on this test. Although Rossi has denied a connection with the giant German technology company in the past.

This claims seem to indicate that Rossi may have worked the bugs out of the hot ecat. In the past he has said it is not ready for testing yet. The ecat failed its last test for a group of Swedish investors

Interestingly enough Rossi claimed that the plant is made in the USA. In the past it has been revealed that Rossi does not have any sort of production facility in the USA. He has an apartment in Miami Beach but no industrial facility. Rossi also claimed that hot ecat tests have been going on in the USA and Italy.

Rossi stated that the test will not be done at a military facility and that the public or media would be allowed to witness it. If this true it is exciting news. This statement should be taken with a grain of salt because Rossi has made such claims in the past and failed to deliver upon them. I’ve posted Rossi’s statement below for you to examine.

1.  Andrea Rossi

October 30th, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Dear Emilio Icaza:
Yes, Leonardo Corp is very much powerful now. I can already say that the first 1 MW hot cat will go in operation within February 2013. It will not be a military application, therefore selected persons will be allowed to visit it. It will be installed in a big power production and distribution plant.
This is the new. The plant is made in the USA.
An extremely important agreement has been signed after the tests of the Hot Cat, which are going on since June in the USA and in Italy.
The details will be communicated only after the plant will have been working for enough time to be visitable, also to avoid clubs in the wheels.
That’s all I can say right now.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Rossi has also stated that guests will be invited to the tests. He’s also hinting about a “mammoth contract” but not revealing details of it. Rossi didn’t say who the massive contract is with or what it is for. It presumably has something to do with the hot ecat test scheduled for February.

The interior of Rossi's 1 Megawatt ecat unit in Bologna

The best course of action to take here is to wait and see. If Rossi is for real he’ll have to reveal the hot ecat. If this is an exaggeration it’ll be exposed as such. Interestingly enough Rossi has admitted that he has sold no domestic ecats as has been claimed. Instead on November 5, Rossi made this post to his blog admitting that he has not created any ecats for home use.

1.  Andrea Rossi

November 5th, 2012 at 10:16 AM

WARNING:
A PERSON WHOSE NAME IS ANTONIO MARCHIONNI HAS PUBLISHED ON A BLOG THAT A COMPANY RELATED TO HIM HAS BOUGHT SOMEWHERE DOMESTIC E- CATS, AND THAT HE OR A PERSON TO HIM RELATED HAS EVENTUALLY RECEIVED MATERIALS THAT GAVE HIM TROUBLES: ATTENTION, THIS IS A FRAUD. WE NEVER SOLD DOMESTIC ECATS TO ANYBODY, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT YET OBTAINED THE NECESSARY CERTIFICATION. REMEMBER: IF ANYBODY OFFERS FOR SALE OUR DOMESTIC E-CATS IS FRAUDOLENT, BECAUSE NO DOMESTIC E-CATS ARE FOR SALE, SO FAR. IF ANYBODY OFFERS YOU OUR PRODUCTS, PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY US AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:
info@leonardocorp1996.com
GIVING US THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO IS OFFERING YOU OUR PRODUCTS: WE WILL CHECK IF THEY ARE OUR LICENSEES OR IF THEY ARE JUST BOGUS SELLERS.
AT THE MOMENT WE ARE SELLING ONLY THE 1 THERMAL MW INDUSTRIAL PLANTS.
WARM REGARDS,
ANDREA ROSSI, PRESIDENT OF LEONARDO CORPORATION

So some interesting things are going on at the Leonardo Corporation and Rossi is admitting that he is president of that organization. Hopefully this hot ecat business will turn out to be real because it is exciting.