A look into the Future with the Ecat
The E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) technology holds the potential to be used in a myriad of energy applications ranging from production of hot water and steam (1 MW warm Ecat being the first application upon launch of the technology) and in the near future producing high pressure/temperature steam to drive turbines for the production of electricity (the Hot Cat) and in the future the domestic unit.
Future Uses of the E-Cat Tech
- Production of higher temperature steam e.g. 500 Celsius and above, capable of driving turbines to provide electricity for homes, businesses, communities, the grid, remote locations, etc.
- Production of high levels of heat for vehicles (land, air, and sea) utilizing steam engines, stirling engines and tesla turbines. We begin with the Ecat electric car.
- The desalinization (removal of salt) from ocean water. This could allow deserts to be turned into farmland, or ease the suffering of drought plagued areas.
- A source of infrared light (black body radiation) to be converted into electricity by photothermal voltaic panels. This could eventually produce electricity to power a home or vehicle, with no moving parts.
- Production of heat and cooling source for growing food in extreme cold/hot conditions
- A source of energy for space vehicles, including super speed propulsion.
- A source of energy for outposts beyond Earth.
1 MW Hot Cat for Local Electric Power
Andrea Rossi with his new Hot Ecat reactor which was independently validated in October 2014 with a test that run for 32 days non stop. The Hot cat reached a temperature of 1400 celsius and the prototype is being completed within a 1 year, ready for demonstration around the end of 2016.
A future look at what a Ecat Power Station can look like The Hot Ecat plants are stacked up, bolted onto a turbine and generator, delivering renewable electricity to anywhere in the world.
On 8 October 2014 a team of reputable, well-qualified European academics released a longawaited report of the testing of an E-Cat device. The researchers had observed an E-cat operating constantly over a 32 day period at temperatures in excess of 1400 degree C, where it produced net energy of 1.5 megawatt. Testing was performed in Barbengo (Lugano), Switzerland, in a laboratory placed at the testers’ disposal by Officine Ghidoni SA. In additional to this remarkable anomalous heat generation there were two significant further findings: evidence of isotopic shifts in the Lithium and Nickel in the reactor (suggesting a nuclear reaction) but no sign at all of radiation which would be expected to accompany nuclear fusion.
10 kW Domestic Unit
The ten kilowatt E-Cat is still in research and development phase. Upon completion, it will provide a constant yet adjustable output of up to ten kilowatts of heat (in the form of hot water).
The form factor of the ten kilowatt home heating device is expected to be small and compact. It will be rectangular in shape, and should be no larger than a small outdoor central air conditioning unit. All the components of the home heating device will be contained in this rectangular or possibly square box. The unit will also be quiet, produce very little sound.
This large quantity of output is produced with only a very small consumption of electrical power (which can easily be supplied by solar panels). Like the one megawatt plant, it utilizes no radioactive materials, produces no radioactive waste, emits no radiation into the environment, and releases no pollution. The multiple built in safety features and the inherent nature of the E-Cat technology, will make this system an attractive heating solution for homes or small businesses.
Home Ecat units will not be available for a few years due to rigid testing, certification and regulation procedures.
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Research And Development
We are actively pursuing R&D in several areas utilizing ecat technology,
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