It was actually quite an innocent question asked on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. A frequent poster, Avi, asked Andrea Rossi how many customers he expects to have in 2013. Rossi’s answer seemed to have nothing to do with the original question:
“Leonardo Corp. will not be the same from the next week. I am in the USA, where an important event has been born from the last tests.”
What a thunderclap! Now, not only are we awaiting the release of the third party verifications of the 1 MW E-Cat and the Hot Cat, we are wondering what is happening with Leonardo Corp!
Rossi stated that he is very excited about the news to be released, but others appear to have reservations concerning any change. Mark Saker asked Rossi about the change:
“Can you confirm whether this important news will delay the commercial availability of the warm/hot cat, or reduce the time to market?
I am worried that a big customer is buying Leonardo Corporation and the e-cat technology will be hidden away for a decade. Can you confirm that will not be the case?”
This is, indeed, a major concern, as the precedent has been established with other innovations. However, Rossi’s reply was:
“It will be the exact contrary.”
Speculation, of course, abounds. Some say that the release of information may occur at the beginning of November, since new contracts are often started at the beginning of a month. Others think that this may be the precursor to mass production for the Hot Cat.
For the new forthcoming to be the exact opposite of the concerns expressed by Saker, the warm/hot cat will move closer to market. In addition, if a “big customer” is not buying Leonardo Corp., perhaps that means the company is going public.
The results of Leonardo’s tests of the Hot Cat have many people excited – even those who typically have a more cynical view of Rossi’s work. The overall excitement is rising concerning the E-Cat and Hot Cat.
The next few weeks will certainly be a time filled with anticipation.