Only three days ago, a frequent poster on Andrea Rossi’s blog made a suggestion to the inventor. Joseph Fine, who follows all of the developments of the E-Cat, suggested a cascaded hook-up for multiple E-Cat units.
This scenario, which he labeled “Multi-Stage/Cascaded”, suggests that cascading multiple E-Cats would result in less energy consumed by the total units involved. Fine has proposed a 4 stage cascading system in which the first stages provide power for the final stages of E-Cats, producing 544 kW of output with only 16.66 kW of input. This produces a 45% to 50% conversion efficiency, even though the 544 kW is lower than the output of the same number of E-Cats running in parallel. Rossi told Fine that they would “consider this configuration”.
This type of reply would often indicate a certain attempt to mollify the person making the suggestion. However, Rossi is not the type of person to do this, so we took notice when he made the statement.
Fine responded good-naturedly that “Considering is one thing. Doing is another” and then told Rossi that he understands that the inventor is very busy, and he hopes his suggestions are useful.
It is somewhat exciting to read Rossi’s reply of the next day, June 13. Rossi responded with: “You are right (about considering and doing), but I can guarantee that our considering your suggestion works“, also adding that Fines suggestions are, indeed, quite helpful.
This is pretty apparent the Rossi is certainly in constant “inventor” mode, tweaking and refining his product even as working models are being purchased. Just when we thought a 40% conversion efficiency was an excellent return, now we may see 45% to 50% efficiency with future E-Cats.