New Energy Times has learned that Andrea Rossi’s one-megawatt “Energy Catalyzer” never shipped to his unidentified customer. The reason: leaky gaskets.
A Jan. 12, 2012, promotional video on Rossi’s Web site, Ecat.com, shows the same 1MW E-Cat sitting in the same place where it was “tested” by “the customer” three and half months ago.
The dramatic image above is from a second camera team which is filming the first camera team which is interviewing Rossi. The 1MW plant appears to be idle while two E-Cats in the foreground are producing a gentle flow of steam.
According to comments Rossi made on his blog on June 18, 2011, he had 300 working reactors in his Miami factory. He did not report any gasket problem at the time.
“We have 300 reactors in operation now in our factory,” Rossi wrote, “and we are making exponential progress day by day.
“My 300 reactors actually under stress tests are making steam without water, I mean perfectly dry steam, and they will go in operation not in my factory, but in the factory of our Customer.”
For readers who missed our “Report 3” seven months ago, perfectly dry steam is invisible.
“According to the report,” Lewan wrote, “the test was approved and the plant would now be transported to the customer.”
However, the report does not say it would be transported anywhere, and it wasn’t.
“The results of the test are satisfactory to accept the delivery,” the report states.
Below the conclusion, there is a handwritten note by the person Rossi identified as the customer’s representative, Domenico Fioravanti.
“To be upgraded the system of gaskets some leaks have been noticed,” Fioravanti wrote.
Most of the report was drafted and typed in advance of the test — including the conclusion.
The poorly redacted lines for the affiliations were decoded by clever readers months ago.
In the place where Rossi’s company is named, it says “For Leonardo Corporation.”
In the place where the customer is named, it says, “For the Customer.”