Skeptics about Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat technology constantly complain about the delays that accompany release of information about his work. In doing so, they miss the enormous strides forward that this technology has taken.
Remember, it was barely one year ago that Rossi first demonstrated his original E-Cat unit. While one or two of the members of the group that watched the demonstration were skeptical about what they observed, the bottom line is that there was a customer convinced to buy the prototype and order a dozen more.
Rossi had hopes, at that time, that his domestic E-Cat would be available on the general market early this year. His hopes were foiled. The certification of domestic units was far more intensive than he had anticipated, and after dealing with the issue for the first few months of this year, he came to realize that the domestic units would not be available any time soon. He stated the fact on the JONP. Repeatedly, over months, he has repeated that he believes that the industrial units will have to prove the validity of LENR power before the domestic versions will be certified for public release. While this is a drawback for the home e-cat going on sale, it doesn’t mean that Rossi has lied to anyone.
In the meantime, during the summer of this year, Rossi started working the Hot Cat. Maybe he already had the idea and the foundation for the work before this summer, or perhaps the Hot Cat was the result of developing the E-Cat. Rossi seems to be in a constant state of invention, tweaking and modifying his inventions, readily changing whatever needs to be changed to take his work to the next level.
Some people seem to think that Rossi abandoned the domestic E-Cat. Others say that Rossi is being pragmatic. There is nothing more he can do to the domestic version, until the technology is proven in the industrial setting. While one might say that he is pursuing “big money”, it is highly likely that Rossi would make much more money on domestic models that would be distributed to billions of homes across the globe. So, move on, Rossi, and work on that Hot Cat.
Indeed, this move has paid off for LENR as a whole. Skeptics don’t mention that in their criticism. They also don’t mention that the 1 MW industrial plant has been certified. All they focus on is that no one knows who the customers are, and that they haven’t seen one of the plants in action. However, customers who have bought the 1 MW units have bought more, and Rossi has taken on a “very big” partner in the U.S.
The Hot Cat was being tested before we even knew it was a reality. If Rossi was attempting to deceive anyone, the Hot Cat is something he could have dragged out for months, even years. Now, his team is building a unit to install in February.
Others see the continued secrecy surrounding catalysts, testing entities, test results, and other aspects of R&D as suspicious. Most of this criticism seems to come from scientists who believe in open exchange of ideas. While that might work in academic circles, in commerce, the opposite is true. Let Rossi have his secrets. He continues to move forward in his work, developing new systems even as the old ones are being studied. In just 14 months, Rossi has moved his R&D from a domestic water heater to a Hot Cat capable of producing enough power to generate electricity. There is not much to criticize, there, is it?