With the recent partnership between Andrea Rossi’s company Leonardo Corporation and Siemens AG, the Italian inventor seems to appear very positive in bringing the cold fusion devices to the ultimate level. It can be recalled Siemens turbine allows efficient production of electricity from Rossi’s low energy nuclear reaction device at low steam temperatures. Rossi has always been very vocal about his intention to focus on the production of unlimited electrical energy from his energy catalyzer technology. For the 1 MW plant, Rossi revealed that they are able to get stable steam temperature of 260 C. However, it is not his priority to increase the said temperature.
Rossi already mentioned that the next milestone for the cold fusion devices is “self-sustained using self produced electricity = infinite energy: the dream of Tesla (and mine)”. As regards 45 MW plant he has been discussing about recently, Rossi made the following comments:
Dear Dr Joseph Fine:
1- In a 45 MW plant, if Siemens gives us 30% of efficiency, the COP is not 6, is infinite: the energy to drive the resistances will be made by the E-Cat: if we make 45 thermal MWh/h, 15 electric MWh/h will be made, of which 7.5 will be consumed by the plant, 7.5 will be sold, together with30 thermal MWh/h.
2- The price of a 45 MW plant will be in the order of 30 millions.
3- The price of the energy made by our industrial plants will be made by the owners and by the market.
Of course, $30 million investment for cold fusion devices is definitely a huge amount of money. But if the cost of fuel is insignificant after the plant is built then it may pay for itself as quickly as possible. Moreover, Rossi’s plants have many uses especially in industrial, commercial or residential settings.