Andrea Rossi ECAT – March update

Here is a summary of the latest ECAT developments made by Andrea Rossi: 

  • Andrea Rossi has developed a new design of the ECAT Home unit which is 33cm x 33cm x 6cm and can be put vertically or horizontally. Total weight is 10 kg
  • The technology is completely changed, new patents have been applied for, an intense testing program is going on with very good result
  • Leonardo Corp will defend its Intellectual Property against copycats in all necessary courts
  • The new ECAT Home unit has two simple connections for input and output of water
  • No pictures will be released until the product is for sale
  • By law a customer has 60 days of time to give back the device if unsatisfied, and Leonardo Corp give all the guarantees required by the law
  • Production capacity of new factory is one million units per year
  • The hydrogen canister has been removed and the hydrogen is now stored inside a solid material due to safety reasons
  • There is a new control system for both the ECAT Home unit and the ECAT 1MW Plant which are made from an undisclosed supplier, not National Instruments
  • The only certified places to pre-order an ECAT  are either [email protected]  and/or via the order form at
  • Certification from third party authority is in process
  • The highest temperature that could be achieved in the reactor of the domestic ECAT is just below the melting point of Nickel
  • No radiation has ever been detected outside the ECAT
  • The ECAT has already got important authorizations
  • The COP (Coefficient of Performance) is 6
  • Licenses to sell and market ECATs has been granted to licensees, not yet published
  • When Leonardo Corporation will execute the commercial strategy, the entire network of the licensees will be published
  • Andrea Rossi anticipates that an air conditioned generator and a electricity generator will eventually be suitable accessories for the ECAT
  • Siemens has shown an electricity solution for Andrea Rossi with 33% efficiency for 25MWe at 250C, 40bar and a smaller version with 30% efficiency for 5-8MWe also at 250C, 40bar in the secondary circuit
by ECAT ECAT interviews Andrea Rossi about E-Cat prices and warranties

This is an additional clip from the interview with Andrea Rossi which was held in Bologna in January 2012.

Here are the main points:

  • Costs for maintenance and recharge for the domestic unit will be “some tens of dollars or some tens of euros”
  • Rossi aims to achieve the goal where the 1MW plant will have a payback period (ROI) of about one year.
  • Warranties will be the usual ones covered by the laws for any device in serial production. Up to two years due to any eventual shortcomings deriving from the manufacturing process. Money back if the E-Cat does not meet guaranteed performance data.
More videos will  be released soon.

Andrea Rossi interview – Is ECAT Cold Fusion?

This is the second video in a series of new videos made in Bologna on the 12th of January. In this particular clip, Rossi answers questions regarding cold fusion, about competition and the upcoming independent 3rd party validation of the E-Cat.

Key takeaways:

  • Andrea Rossi is working on a solution for an independent validation of the ECAT together with two universities but prefers not to mention them by name
  • A certification process is on the way to prove the ECAT Home unit safe for domestic use
  • Rossi and his workforce are making experiments and tests in a closed environment in his factory rather than “in a theater”
  • “We have some kind of fusion inside but I do not think this is the main energy source”
  • About competitors: “We will be very tough to be beaten”

In the interview Andrea Rossi prefers to call the effect LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reaction instead of the more popular term Cold Fusion which is believed to have emerged as early as 1956 in New York Times. Some people attribute the scientist Luis W. Alvarez’ as to have coined the term during his work on muon-catalyzed fusion which was published in the aforementioned newspaper.

However after University of Utah’s scientists Stanley Pons & Martin Fleischmann’s public announcement of the discovery of cold fusion in 1989, the word has been slightly tarnished. Clean energy advocate Ruby Carat posted this great article on her website Cold Fusion Now about the history behind the terminology surrounding this controversial topic. also recommends cold fusion researcher and electro-chemist  Michael McKubre‘s lecture “What Happened To Cold Fusion?” at Cafe Scientifique in Silicon Valley, 10/11/11 for a better understanding about each word.

by ECAT ECAT interviews Andrea Rossi in Bologna

Last week the team behind went to Bologna to meet the inventor Andrea Rossi. Many readers of this website and on the internet are very curious about the recent developments. So we asked Mr. Rossi a few questions for clarification and here are his answers. Many of the questions has already been addressed in the show “Smart Scare Crow” as avid followers of the E-cat will recall.

Key takeaways from the 12th of January interview:

  • The ECAT Home unit (domestic E-Cat) will be a small box applied to existing heaters. It will be like a software installed in a computer
  • The domestic E-Cat will be ready for the market between 12-18 months
  • A new factory is being built which is completely robotized
  • “We are finding a way to make good efficiency for electric power”
  • The 10kW home unit can easily be integrated with existing heating systems
When asked about future applications, Rossi mention trains and ships but thinks much work is still to be done before reaching that goal in terms of transportation systems. As stated in previous news, the price has dropped to $1.5M (25%) for the 1MW Plant and the automated control system for 24/7 operation is in its final stage. More videos will be released shortly as well as new presentation material.

1MW Power Plants now with reduced price to reflect new technological breakthroughs


Readers of Andrea Rossi’s website Journal Of Nuclear Physics, has been asking questions lately about pricing. The initial price of the 1 MW plant was set to $2M per unit.  Now, only two months later, the price has dropped to $1,5M to reflect the success in recent developments. The large cost cut can be attributed to several factors including:

  • A close and successful collaboration with the first (still undisclosed) customer
  • New favorable and scaleable production processes
  • Strong partners within manufacturing, software and logistics
For more information regarding the two ECAT-models please read more on the ECAT product information page. As a service to all readers of Andrea Rossi’s website Journal of Nuclear Physics, is updating the FAQ section daily where all questions are indexed, tagged and fully searchable. Go the ECAT-FAQ here. There are currently 65 answered questions regarding the 1MW Plant.