Andrea Rossi made an exciting announcement on his Journal of Nuclear Physics. He confirmed that the Hot Cat passed independent validation. In addition, he revealed that the Hot Cat had also passed validation on July 16th of this year. Here is his statement:
“To Whom it may interest:
After the validation fo the Hot Cat made on July 16th we made today another Third Party Validation, with the Certificator: the results have been the same of the test made on July 16th. The power of the Hot Cat is 10kW. The maximum temperature we reached has been 1200 C. Of this validation will be made an independent report which will be published soon. This test has been performed in the Product Validation Process that we have asked after the Safety Certification. This test has been directed by an independent Nuclear Engineer who is leading the certification process of the industrial plants. We are extremely enthusiast of the work of today, because is the second time we get a third party validation in a month, getting the same results.”
This is, indeed, exciting news to those who have been following the development of the E-Cat. The nuclear engineer who did the certification test on the 7th is also the one working on certification of the industrial plant, one of which is already in operation. The industrial plants are in production at this time, with 13 more on order. Rossi does not name the nuclear engineer who is overseeing the certification of the industrial-Cat and the Hot Cat, which is probably to the advantage of the certifier who would be undoubtedly inundated with attention and questions.
Rossi has said all along that once the industrial-Cat is certified, it will pave the way for the domestic-Cat to pass certification, as the processes will be proven and the safety and operation will be an established fact. The possibility that, within just a few years, we could have Hot Cats powering our power plants boggles the imagination. Let’s hope that these successes continue. Hopefully, Rossi shared this information with Martin Fleischmann before he passed away a few days ago. Knowledge that his earlier work has been vindicated would certainly be a slave to his soul.