MFMP starts new glowstick 5.2 test (Update: Live Test Started)

The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project has started work to examine and dismantle some effects related to fuel preparation.  They give the following rationale for the work: Rossi / Parkhomov say that the powder needs to be heated rapidly to around 200ºC to drive off adsorbed/absorbed water and to cause micro-explosions producing smaller particles of Nickel. […] more

Budko & Korshunov – Another Negative Replication Set

Two Russian scientists, Budko and Korshunov, have published a paper detailing a series of 17 experiments attempting to replicate the “Rossi effect.”  Sadly, they have contributed to the growing list of negative replication attempts.  Unfortunately, they only ran the temp up to 800C.  They note that they plan on attaining higher temperatures.  They utilized different […] more

Brillouin Energy – Advancing Milestones

A recent visit to the Brillouin Energy Corporation website revealed a new site design and information.  Browsing the Milestones section revealed some additional information.  Significant information included occasional excess heat seen in January, 2014 at SRI from the Hydrogen Hot Tube system (HHT).  In September, 2014, a COP of 2.25 was recorded with the electrolytic […] more

Russ Gries – LENR Research Apparatus

Russ Gries of RWG Research and Quantum Gravity Research, has released an excellent video of his work in developing a highly sensitive calorimetry system for studying LENR.  Russ’ calibrations show the system to be accurate to within 2mw.  The system is setup to run either deuterium or hydrogen and will also include the ability to […] more

Two Units of Rossi’s 1MW Plant Losing Efficiency=Good News

That may be an odd headline, but let me explain.  If Rossi and the group evaluating the measurements of Rossi’s 1MW E-Cat plant have not conducted a calibration run, then it’s hard to trust the instrumentation used.  By losing efficiency, it is suggestive that there truly is excess heat being generated by the plant.  Two […] more

Jeff Morris – Another Negative Replication Set

Experimenter, Jeff Morris, has released a presentation on a series of replication experiments conducted with an air flow calorimeter.  Mr. Morris has attempted to replication the results of Rossi and Parkhomov, but unfortunately did not demonstrate excess heat in his small series of 3 experiments.  Mr. Morris understands the importance of proper calibration, and has […] more

The Central Importance of Calibration

The third party reports examining Rossi’s E-Cat technology both produced apparently positive results.  Unfortunately, they both suffered the same problem:  they lacked an adequate calibration.  TPR1 used a separate dummy device and ran only at a lower temperature level.  TPR2 used the same device without fuel, but did not run to the same temperature or […] more

We should believe Rossi about potentially negative results

Compared to some of his confidence evidenced in previous years, Andrea Rossi has been very cautious about making any positive statements about his E-Cat technology over the past year or so.  It seems that followers of the progress view these cautionary statements as expressing a hidden meaning something akin to “what he really means is […] more

Brillouin Energy Press Release on 3rd-Party-Involved Test

Brillouin Energy has a new press release posted on their website announcing the availability of a 3rd party report on a test of their “Hydrogen Hot Tube™ (HHT™) Boiler System reactor core modules.”  The 35-page report is described as being limited in availability.  Specifically, the report “is available upon request to qualified interested parties under […] more

Positive Anecdotes and Negative Replications

Mats Lewan has conducted an excellent interview with Andrea Rossi’s “right hand man:” Fulvio Fabiani.  Fabiani seems completely convinced that both the 1MW plant and E-Cat X are working well (i.e., producing copious excess heat).  This is a nice positive anecdote for the reality of a functioning E-Cat.  If true, it is a truly remarkable […] more

Rossi: Replicators Missing Refinements

Followers of the replication efforts of the Lugano Hot Cat test could not help but notice the many failed replications and low COP’s when excess heating is thought to appear.  Andrea Rossi has fortunately provided at least a partial explanation for this, but no guidance about how to improve outcomes in response to a question […] more

Good News from Brillouin Energy

As the replication efforts of the so-called Rossi Effect have languished, good news comes from the different approach utilized by Brillouin Energy Corporation (BEC).   A press release published on discusses a recent information session held by BEC in Washington DC.  Attendees were said to be composed of: “Members of Congress, congressional aides, federal […] more

Biberian – No Excess Heat Found

Jean-Paul Biberian has conducted a series of experiments with the Parkhomov formula (now known to be a partial formula of Rossi).  The results after some 20 experiments utilizing mass flow calorimetry revealed no excess heat.  Additionally, Budko and Korshunov report a series of 17 experiments generating no excess heat. From Biberian: Reproducing Rossi’s experiment following Parkhomov’s process […] more

Recent Results

I have recently conducted a series of three different experiments (with multiple runs each).  The first involved nickel powder, LiAlH4, and LiOH.  The second involved only nickel and LiAlH4.  The third involved nickel powder, titanium hydride, and LiAlH4.  All experiments held pressure well.  There was no clear indication of excess heat in this series of […] more

Russian Group Claims Rossi/Parkhomov Replication Success

A paper by Stepanov, Malahov, and Quoc, claims to have replicated the results of the Rossi E-Cat system utilizing nickel powder and lithium aluminum hydride.  They also displayed pictures of their mass-flow calorimetry system and reactor.  The group claimed a COP of 2.54. From the paper (translated by Bob Higgins): The water temperature at the calorimeter […] more

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