Rossi Details Invention of Rossi Effect and ecat R&D
Andrea Rossi has detailed the origins of his Rossi effect low energy nuclear reaction phenomenon. The effect is the basis of Rossi’s ecat LENR technology. The Italian-American inventor stated that he invented the effect in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1996.
Rossi stated that he used a 4 volt battery to melt some nickel and produced an effect that produced a coefficient of power (COP) effect of 3. That means he generated 3 times as much power as he put into the experiment. Rossi also stated that he burned his finger on the hot nickel. Rossi also stated that he had been working on LENR since 1993.
The inventor also admitted that he was living in poverty at the time because of the legal troubles that arose over his former business Petroldragon which was seized by Italian authorities. He said he was living on $100 a day, working in manual labor and sometimes eating just two eggs a day when he began his work on LENR.
There’s an also an interesting interview of Rossi that was conducted by Thomas Florek. In the video Rossi claims he has made thousands of mistakes and destroyed thousands of reactors in his research.
“Research is made of mistakes,” Rossi told Florek. “My methodology is trial and error.”
“Technology is made by mistakes,” Rossi noted. “Trial and error is the Galileo myth. It is the only myth I believe in. You can get from the mistake technology.”
“Before I get a reactor that works decently I had to destroy thousands of reactors,” Rossi said.
Rossi stated on his blog that he has worked out a theory behind the Rossi effect and said it was valid. Rossi once again admitted that he is conducting R&D to validate his theory. Rossi didn’t say when the validation would be made available to the public.
Fleischmann Project has raised over $17,000
Rossi isn’t the only one making progress our friends over at the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project and the Hunt Utilities Group are building what they call an isothermal box. I don’t know much about this technology but it looks a lot like the mock ups of Defkalion’s hyperion reactor we were shown last year.
The box apparently contains the Project’s latest Celani cell which contains a different kind of nickel module. The project is also receiving some donations, most interestingly from Brillouin Energy which has donated the maximum amount of $1,000.
According to a spread seat posted on its Donation Page, the Project has received $17,550 in donations. Unfortunately the project’s expenses are now at $32,247. Obviously the cost of destroying all those reactors is higher than we thought.