Frank Acland and Andrea Rossi recently exchanged ideas with each other on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. Mr. Acland asked Rossi if his commitments remain the same:
“You speak of your Team’s sense of duty towards God and Mankind — which indicates to me you are looking beyond maximizing your personal and corporate profits.
“As you and your partner prepare to bring E-Cat technology into the world, what is the overriding goal that you hope to achieve?”
Rossi’s reply was:
“Make energy at much lower cost and without pollution.
“That’s why our Team is working and making a rigorous cycle of a very long term validation, to get the maximum possible reliability, efficiency, safety. I have the honour, in this period, to work not only with high level scientists and engineers, but also with workers with outstanding capacity and skills. We are making every day a progress, but I must warn that our technology is still in a phase of R&D and validation and that we will share any information, positive or negative, when we will have completed the validation in course. As a matter of fact, we have on course two validations (emphasis added), one made by a third indipendent party, that is carrying on the work initiated in March 2013 and that will continue in 2014, one by us. The two validations are on course in two different plants, each indipendent from the other. I think that the publication of all this work will be very interesting, indipendently from the results, positive or negative as they might be. The third party validation will be published indipendently from us on a scientific magazine, while the report of the validation made by us will be published in a Report of the Company.
The fact that there are 2 ongoing validations is simultaneously reassuring and aggravating. It appeared, as 2013 started, that the E-Cat was about to go public. This was due to the sale of the first commercial units to a civilian customer who promised to allow observation of the units once they were up and running. However, now it appears that any public scrutiny will be delayed until at least one of the current validation studies is complete.
The U.S. partner is even more careful with the IP surrounding LENR than Mr. Rossi has been, and that’s saying a lot. I can only assume that, since there are these additional validations taking place, the U.S. partner plans a major retail release of the E-Cat and Hot Cat. This development would fall into line with the news Mr. Rossi has shared that they are building manufacturing facilities, and expect to provide jobs for many people.
The retail market, as opposed to special orders, will certainly permit higher volume sales and require full time manufacturing. I had assumed that the E-Cats and Hot Cats would be built two or three at a time to fulfill special orders. However, if the U.S. partner is contracting with distributors who will carry inventory, probably for retail, there is no doubt more preparation to be made.
Of course, this is all speculation, but until Andrea Rossi is free to speak about his product, speculation is about all we have.