The third party testing on Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat is supposed to end within the next week. This is based on Mr. Rossi’s information on scheduling by the third party. However, he does not know how long the third party will take to complete its report, or to present it to the public.
Rossi is under NDA concerning the identities of the members of the third party, and they are apparently not keen on revealing their own identities. Andrea Rossi has expressed in the past the confidence that they will provide an objective evaluation of the E-Cat and its processes.
However, suspicions bordering conspiration theories plague many of those following the development of his technology. The main-stream scientific establishment has, for decades, scoffed at LENR, calling it a fake science, even with the likes of NASA, Toyota, and the U.S. NAVY exploring the possibilities of LENR. Dr. Brian Josephson has been the leader in establishing university studies on the matter. He was won over to the technology after observing Mr. Rossi’s E-Cat demonstration a year and a half ago. Since then, an advanced laboratory has been built at the University of Missouri for the purpose of researching LENR science. Even high school students are studying the possibility of using LENR as alternative energy.
Given the skepticism surrounding the science of LENR, and the exclusion by the mainstream scientific community of scientists who have promoted LENR, many are worried that the delays in the third party reports are due to sabotage of the project. While Mr. Rossi assures us that the members of this group are good scientists. That, in itself, could be worrisome. They may care more about protecting their standing in the scientific community than in presenting an honest evaluation of a science that isn’t supposed to work, or even exist.
The third party had originally said that they would release their results in November. Then, they said it would be in December. It was around this time that Andrea Rossi announced that a new E-Cat plant would be delivered in February or March, and go online at that time. He expected that the civilian customer who purchased the plant would be willing to let visitors observe the operations. It was at this time that the third party announced that they had to repeat a number of the tests, and that they wouldn’t be finished until about the end of March.
Andrea Rossi has stated that regardless of the third party report, production, refinement, and manufacture of the E-Cat will continue. However, release of the report would be a major step, whether forward or backward, for the machine.
It may be possible that the evaluators are waiting to see if the civilian customer is satisfied with his product, and allows tours of the E-Cat facility. This could be for one of two reasons: either the report is negative of E-Cat technology, and the scientists are trying to give Mr. Rossi “another chance”, or the report is a resounding positive, and the members of the panel don’t want to “go out on a limb” supporting it. They just want the plant soon to be delivered to support their report, either way.