It Is said that nature hates a vacuum, and this is certainly true in the world of communication. If we don’t know all of the facts and details on a subject, we tend to fill in with fear, suspicion, and conclusions that are not necessarily correct.
This is reflected in some of the exchanges on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi’s blog. Here, people from all over the world discuss Physics, and keep track of Mr. Rossi’s development of E-Cat and Hot Cat technology. Mr. Rossi plays his cards very close to the vest, to use an old Western phrase. He has seen intellectual property stolen more than once, and has learned the value of silence.
This, however, makes it hard for those who follow his work to stay abreast of developments, and they often find themselves in the dark about changes. Take, for instance, the recent partnership formed between Leonardo Corp. which owns Mr. Rossi’s technology and an unnamed U.S. partner. Many people were shocked to find out that the partner had full access to even the most secret aspect of Mr. Rossi’s IP – the identity of the catalyst.
Since then, many have feared that the new U.S. partner would change the direction of Mr. Rossi’s work. He has, however, repeatedly told his followers that the new partner has the same philosophy as he does toward working toward the betterment of mankind.
Just a couple of days ago, Frank Acland (of E-Cat World) asked Mr. Rossi about progress with the domestic E-Cats. He said:
“Some people have surmised that since you are now in partnership with a large manufacturer of power generation equipment, that they may not have an interest in providing home-based E-Cat units which could affect the economic interests of large power producers. Is your new partner committed as you are to manufacturing the domestic e-Cats?”
This is a thought that many of us have had, expressed very well by Mr. Acland. Since the new partner’s interest appears to be with the production of the industrial units, it could be a conflict of interests to later promote domestic units.
In response to the question about remaining committed to production of domestic E-Cats, Mr. Rossi replied:
“Absolutely yes, provided we resolve the certification and intellectual property issues.”
That is encouraging, but the next statement by Mr. Rossi caused some dismay:
“The certification, in particular, is absolutely necessary (I mean safety certification) and, believe me, there is no certificatory in the world that will take the liability to certify a LENR device for domestic utilization.”
This comment caused panic, because it very clearly states that without safety certification, there will be no domestic E-Cat, and that safety certification is impossible. However, keep reading. Mr. Rossi continues:
“It is necessary that a history of safe and reliable industrial plants makes up a lattice of good statistics before this certification becomes possible. This is the truth, who says the contrary does not know the issue.”
Andrea Rossi has said all along that the domestic units will not be certified until the industrial plants have been in use for a while. The proof of the safety of LENR and Hot Cat/E-Cat technology will be carried out on an industrial level, under constant supervision of certified operators. THEN, when the technology has proven itself, the domestic applications may begin.
Another poster on the forum, Bernie Morrissey, expressed the thoughts of many with his comment:
“Your answer to Frank Acland about no certificatory in the world willing to take the liability to certify a LENR device just shattered my hope of getting the home unit I ordered. I have followed you progress since your story came on Peswiki and this is the first time that I have negative feelings.”
Mr. Rossi’s response was somewhat encouraging:
“Nothing is shattered: we will get the certification for the domestic E-Cats after good industrial statistics and your pre-order will be followed by our offer. The price will not change in real value.
“Obviously, the certification does not depend on us, but we will do all the possible. In the meantime also the Intellectual Property issue will be resolved. That’s easier.”
Mr. Rossi and the Leonardo Corp. have never taken a deposit of any kind for the E-Cats. He has said that the home models will be about $1000, and apparently intends to stay with that quote. He has also said that the IP which he must guard so jealously will, perhaps, be more at risk in the domestic market. This is due to the fact that millions of individuals will purchase his devices, making it impossible to supervise the uses. Individuals are certain to dismantle their devices in an attempt to replicate the technology on their own. With the industrial units, Leonardo Corp. forms an agreement to protect the IP responsible for the technology to work.
A few months ago, when the domestic E-Cats and the industrial ones were beginning their certifications, Mr. Rossi said that the domestic version will take longer than he had hoped to become certified. Some thought that he, at that time, abandoned work on the domestic models. However, Rossi seems to have simply accepted the facts as they are, and continued developing his technology in the area most likely to become certified. The industrial Hot Cat and Hot E-Cat are being his major focus now, the almost monthly developments and discoveries of new power from this technology are clearly moving the work of Andrea Rossi in the right direction.