October 28 came and went, but its impact will definitely stay. Last Friday was perhaps the most important test held so far. Everything before the test was pointing to the test to come, and now that the test was conducted and the plant was launched and the customer’s happy with the test, he will buy E-Cat and continue working on developing an operational technology. There has been no information leakage concerning the identity of this secret customer. It was assumed that the face and named might be revealed right before or during or after the test, but so far no word has been shared. The secrecy surrounding these developments is stunning and intriguing.
The plant launch did, however, take place in Bologna and not in Miami as it had been stated previously. Apparently, the US agreement did not pan out, and so the test was run on the familiar territory of Bologna – in an industrial hangar. The test saw some prolific journalists and noted scientists, none of whom were given any direct access to the plant, consisting of 107 E-Cat modules connected in parallel and in two rows in a shipping container with two pumps hooked up, one to each row. The power had to be cut down during the self-sustaining mode as the temperatures went too high. That caused a lesser volume of energy production – only 479 kW out of the expected 1 MW. That was still enough for “him,” who is eager to buy E-Cat technology. The customer was satisfied with the volume produced as that was not his main concern. His main concern before he went ahead to buy E-Cat was the self-sustenance of the plant, which proved to be operational and energy-productive.
As for the next chapter for the E-Cat saga, there is no definitive word yet.
Title: Now That The Plant