As the third party validation is pending public release, it felt appropriate to go a little back in time to the beginning of 2013 to follow-up on the 3rd party test and try and gather more info on the people involved in the test. This is of great concern to many who follow the development of Mr. Rossi’s technology, especially because The 3rd party validation is basically seen as a “papal blessing” before commercial Hot Cat availability. The hopes surrounding the validation report run high, but there is a certain amount of trepidation surrounding the event, as well.
Are the valuators fair? Are they knowledgeable in the field of the new science of LENR? What if they are pre-disposed to distrust LENR – will they still be willing to admit success on the part of Rossi and his team?
So far, none of these questions have been answered to the 100% satisfaction of those interested in LENR and Andrea Rossi’s E-Cats. Mr. Rossi himself has stated on numerous occasions that he trusted the valuators, and that their measurement devices were accurate. However, that is about all anyone outside of Leonardo Corp. knows about the proceedings.
Grasping through past and present information on the 3rd party tests, there are two little nuggets of information about the valuators on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. Franco asked if the third party validators were European or U.S., and Mr. Rossi actually stated:
“The third party validation commission is European.”
While this may mean nothing to those of us outside the scientific loupe, there will, no doubt, be more speculation as to the makeup of this commission from those more familiar with scientists in Europe.
Mr. Rossi also responded to another question about the makeup of the commission. Franco later asked Mr. Rossi how many people were on the commission, and asked if there were any skeptical scientists on the panel.
Mr. Rossi’s reply:
“You will read on the report the answers to your question. I can say that there were skeptical scientists.”
With skeptical scientists on the panel, a “pass” would be an extra special victory that would make the wait even more worth it.