In the last pages of the ECAT Test report all authors gratefully acknowledged the financial support from Alba Langenskiöld Foundation and ELFORSK AB in Sweden.
On 17 December 1992 Vattenfall, Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish national grid), Association of Swedish Electric Utilities’ (Svenska Elverksföreningen) and Swedish Power Association (Svenska Kraftverksföreningen) agreed to set up Elforsk – Swedish Electrical Utilities’ R & D Company (Svenska Elföretagens Forsknings- och Utvecklings- Elforsk – Aktiebolag).
“Swedish researchers have tested Rossi’s energy catalyzer – E-cat
Researchers from Uppsala University and KTH Stockholm has conducted measurements of the produced heat energy from a device called the E-cat. It is known as the energy catalyzer invented by the Italian scientist Andrea Rossi.
The measurements show that the catalyzer produces significantly more energy than can be explained by ordinary chemical reactions. The results are very remarkable. What lies behind the extraordinary heat production can not be explained today. There has been speculation over whether there can be any form of nuclear transformation. However, this is highly questionable. To learn more about what is going on you have to learn what is happening with the fuel and the waste it produces. The measurements have been funded by Elforsk et al.”
Link to Elforsk News about ECAT Test report [in Swedish]
As quoted in the report:
“In the next test experiment which is expected to start in the summer of 2013, and will last about six months, a long term performance of the E-Cat HT2 will be tested. This test will be crucial for further attempts to unveil the origin of the heat phenomenon observed so far.”
Elforsk’s work is carried out in the form of coordinated framework programmes and as individual projects. Proposals for R&D come from our customers, from Elforsk staff members, and from external parties with whom we work. Proposals are evaluated in various ways, such as with the support of our programme council, and developed in conjunction with possible sources of funding and performers. The R&D proposals are then submitted to our clients – owner group companies, authorities and other possible interested parties – with a clear description of the expected benefit.
When project funding has been secured, Elforsk commissions execution of the work from companies in the owners group, from institutes of technology or from manufacturers or consultants, and manages the quality of the resulting projects. The final task for Elforsk is then to transfer the results of projects to the customers so that they can be applied in an effective manner. Certain results with an innovative content may lend themselves to commercialisation.For this, Elforsk cooperates on the “KIC Inno-Energy” initiative.
Only those projects that are guaranteed sufficient funding can be carried out. Elforsk has no underlying basic finance for its work, or for its personnel costs, which is a relatively unusual situation for an R&D organisation. The overall purpose of this arrangement is clear: only work directly requested by customers must be carried out.
Elforsk’s method of working attracts attention, and not just in Sweden. It is cited in various contexts as a possible model for other sectors, which do not have the same systems for how the various parties from institutes of technology, public authorities and industry can work together towards common objectives.