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You are here: > News > February 22, 2011

Rossi's cold fusion reactor achieves 15 kW for 18 hours

Recently a technical test of Andrea Rossi's Ni-H reactor (energy catalyzer) was conducted in which a minimum of 15 kW of heat was produced continuously for 18 hours, observed by Dr. Joseph Levi and others.  Coming soon: reports from upcoming experiments to be performed in cooperation with the University of Bologna's physics department.

Rossi's cold fusion apparatus.
Photo by Daniel Passerini


by Hank Mills with Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Another test has been performed on Andrea Rossi's Cold Fusion E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) Reactor. Early information about this test indicates it confirmed a large gain of energy over an extended period of time. Could more proof be building that a workable Cold Fusion technology has finally arrived?

Andrea Rossi claims to have developed a practical and commercial ready Cold Fusion technology that could cost around 1 cent per kilowatt hour; with the first 1 MW plant completed later this year, comprised of 125 units ganged together. It utilizes nano-nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and undisclosed (for proprietary reasons) catalysts under pressure to produce large amounts of energy. A successful public demonstration of his technology was held January 14. Now, news about another experiment is being released. 

This additional experiment was apparently conducted days ago "outside" of the University of Bologna and was reported on the blog which has been a great source of on-the-ground news and information about Rossi's technology. Here is what was posted.

Quoting from, translated from Italian by New Energy Congress member from Rome, Italy, Sepp Hasslberger.

A short time ago, Dr. Joseph Levi authorized me to publish the following account of an experiment.

In recent days, a technical test of the Rossi-Focardi Ni-H reactor (energy catalyzer) was performed to assess some experimental problems. The test was conducted externally, that is, not at Bologna university.

It was a test without vapor production (with Delta T deliberately held well below those achieved on 14 January).

A minimum of 15 kW was produced continually for 18 hours, coming to a total of 270 kWh or 972 MJ.

Water flow was 1 liter per second, H2 injected into the reactor: 0.4 grams.

The experiment was observed by Dr. Levi himself and other witnesses.

No official reports will be issued about this experiment. But we will report on upcoming experiments soon to be performed in cooperation with the University of Bologna's physics department.

Additional Clarification

Jed Rothwell of the website then posted some additional information that clarifies the situation.

Excerpt from 

Re: [Vo]:an unofficial Rossi E-cat test

Jed Rothwell
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:52:15 -0800

It is a little unclear whether there will soon be a report on this 18-hour test. It may take a while. I have contacted some the people involved. They did say that if they write a report in English, they will let me have a few hours to fix the English before publishing it. [...]

I think the first test was better than people realize, but the presentation was poor because the authors do not speak English well. [...]

The test took place at U. Bologna. On Rossi's web page they said earlier that tests would continue there.  [...]

 [...] It seems they are now doing liquid flow calorimetry rather than phase-change calorimetry. I guess they heard directly from Celani when he was there. He strongly advocated that. It is just a matter of speeding up the flow rate.

I myself did not think the phase change (boiling) calorimetry was a big deal. I discount some of the criticism of it. However, it is always a good idea to use a second or third method to measure the same phenomenon.  [...]  It would be good to use an IR sensor to estimate how much heat the device itself is radiating.

This report says 15 kW. My guess, or gut feeling, is that by increasing the flow they recovered more heat, losing less to radiation from the gadget. It was probably producing 15 kW in the first test too. The gadget does not look optimized to capture heat.

- Jed

And here is more info from Jed.

Quoting from 

[Vo]:List of Rossi 18-hour test parameters

Jed Rothwell
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:10:12 -0800

A source close to the recent 18-hour test of the Rossi device gave me the
following figures. These are approximations.

Flow rate: 3,000 L/h = 833 ml/s.

Input temperature: 15°C

Output temperature ~20°C

Input power from control electronics: variable, average 80 W, closer to 20 W
for 6 hours

Notes from Jed

5°C temperature difference * 833 ml = 4,165 cal/s = 17,493 W

3,000 L/h seems like a lot but it is 793 gallons/h, which is how much a
medium-sized $120 ornamental pond pump produces. Peter & I think it would
have been better to throttle back the flow rate somewhat.

15°C is probably tap water temperature.

A 5°C temperature difference can easily be measured with confidence.

The control electronics input of ~80 W is in line with what was reported for
tests before Jan. 14. Input was high on that day because something went
wrong with the controls, with "cracked welding" as described in the Levi

- Jed

Hopefully, a full report about this experiment will be posted in the near future. If this test produced positive results (it seems to have done so from the early information we have so far) then perhaps it could put to rest some of the lingering doubts a few skeptics have about the technology. Perhaps it will even make the patent office more likely to grant the latest patent application on the catalysts used so ALL the information about how this system works can be revealed.

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.

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  • EXCELLENT >> Cold Fusion: 18 hour test excludes combustion - [Additional details and corrections on the 18-hour test we reported on yesterday.] “In my opinion, all chemical sources are now excluded,” physicist Giuseppe Levi told Ny Teknik. "At night we did a measurement and the device then worked very stable and produced 20 kilowatts." He had a peek inside the black box to see there were no batteries. (NyTeknik; February 23, 2011)
  • Rossi 18-hour demonstration - On February 10 and 11, 2011, Levi et al. (U. Bologna) performed another test of the Rossi device. Compared to the January 14 test, they used a much higher flow rate, to keep the cooling water from vaporizing. This is partly to recover more heat, and partly because Celani and others criticized phase-change calorimetry as too complicated. (LENR-CANR; February, 2011)

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