There have been several concerns surrounding the high temperature e-cat of Andrea Rossi. Also known as the Hot Cat, the reactor is currently the most important unit than the home e-cat and the 1 megawatt industrial e-cat. The latest information the Italian inventor has provided to us was the new data of the testing results done by Leonardo Corporation. Rossi presented the data to the public in the recently concludedPordenonee-cat meeting. On his official blog Journal of Nuclear Physics, a poster named Martine asked Rossi about the Hot Cat steam production. Rossi commented:
“We have stable reactors at more than 100 degrees C. We have to produce steam, now and we are working on it.”
It should be noted that once the Hot Cat can produce steam, there will be plenty of technology, such as theStirlingengine and turbines from Siemens to convert the steam to energy. This is something that Rossi wants to achieve. And with all the evidence of his work, it is safe to say that he can definitely make it a reality in the near future. In addition, there have been several updates stating the rapid progress of the Hot Cat which is undeniably amazing.
In a separate comment on JONP, Steven Karels asked which COP should be used in analysis: 6 or 11? Rossi responded that they still guarantee 6 in the contracts. And speaking of contracts, Rossi has yet to disclose everything about it. But this is another story altogether. Let us leave it as it is for the meantime.
Poster Prof. Azimuth also asked Rossi about the Hot Cat but this time it is all about the self-sustain mode. Many e-cat followers actually asked about this same question.
“If the hot cat was in SSM for 1 hour at temperature of 1030-1070 degrees C what’s the reason to stop SSM?”
Rossi replied that it is “For safety reasons we always need the drive.” According to the data presented by Rossi, the Hot Cat was able to run for a total of 218 hours in self-sustain mode, and still produced, conservatively, a COP 11. This alone is indeed a marvelous achievement that cannot be disputed. Rossi also promised that he will share photos if they have anew version of the e-cat and confirmed that the Hot Cat will be commercial within 2013. This means that the unit will be available in the market within a year.