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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 ECAT.com
  • 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
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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, ECAT.com 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. 
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E-Cat News & Questions Weekly Digest from Andrea Rossi

Question: The expected price of the 10kW module has recently been reduced to $1500. Does this mean the 1MW plant will be cheaper as well?

Answer:  No, the 1 MW plants have a totally different technology and they have not the same economy scale. Of course, anyway we are going to cut also the price of the 1 MW plants, but not in the same mea sure. For the industrial plants ( the 1 MW plants) the price from 2012 will be around 1,500.00 US$/kW, moreless 10%. The domestic E-Cats of 10 kW will be manufactured with a different technology and with a very good economy scale, due to the fact that we have started the production of 1 million pieces; such scale, obviously, will reduce by an order of magnitude the costs. If all goes as I hope and as I am working for, the 10 kW E-Cats will cost between 100 and 150 US$/kW. I prefer to keep prices as low as possible, also to make this tech at disposal of every pocket. A revolution must be popular, to survive.

Question:How can the E-cat be installed together with my current heating solution? When do you expect the ecat version featuring both, heat and electricity supply, can be bought and installed?

Answer: We are designing to make the E-Cats fit to be applied to any existing heater. The electric power small E-Cats it will take more time. We have started the activity to produce 1 million pieces to make heat and conditioned air; this first generation will be anyway able to be retrofitted with the electric power kit, when we will have it. Now our focus will be in the first generation.

Question: How will you prove to the regulators and to the customers that this new form of nuclear energy is absolutely safe? (The physics concerning the reactions within the E-Cat are still unknown and the regulators may require safety tests spanning a period of several years to make sure that the device is absolutely safe even after many years of operation.

Answers: The physics concerning the reactions within the E-Cats are well known ( we just do not publish them for confidentiality issues) and there are patents pending for those, while the certifications are in course. We made thousands-hours tests without any radiations emitted from the reactors to the environment outside the reactors. This is very easy to be measured anyway. The reverse engineering will be, I think, impossible, due to a system we invented for this purpose, but even if somebody will succeed to do it, it will anyway be impossible for him to compete economically.

Question: When, in the period between now and autumn 2012, is expected to be submitted to the official market of the product in question?

Answer: We will do the presentation as soon as the certifications will be completed. Perhaps September.

Question: Could you tell med where the factory is located where you will manufacture the home e-cats?Can i import an e-cat from USA to Sweden this autumn, or do i have to wait until you have distribution in Sweden?

Answer: To import them you will have just to order them. If you want, you can enlist in the waiting list; I hope to be ready to deliver by next Autumn, if not it will take some more month, not years. In Sweden we will have an important concern anyway, because Sweden will be a primary place for us: probably we will produce the E-Cats for Sweden directly in Sweden.

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