If I am interpreting Andrea Rossi’s strategy regarding working with the two universities correctly, they could prove to give him and his invention the biggest public boost he has yet received. From recent comments by Rossi, from the statement yesterday from the University of Bologna, and from some insightful comments from readers on this site and elsewhwere here’s what I think might be going on.
Rossi has agreed to provide the universities with E-Cat models that they can test themselves. (From what Rossi has said in the past I think the other university most likely Uppsala in Sweden.) Rossi says he trusts both Bologna and Uppsala.
The key part of University of Bologna’s physics department statement, in my opinion is this:
However, the Department of Physics has made available its experience and its equipment to carry out independent measurements on the production of heat by the equipment’s e-cat in order to provide an answer to the entire scientific community and the general public about the phenomenon. The measurement results will be published.
It could be implied from this that Rossi has given Bologna permission to publish the results of their testing to the scientific community and the general public. If the same deal has been made with the other university, and both places issue positive reports simultaneoulsy, Rossi would receive a tremendous boost in interest and favorability ratings, which would no doubt lead to more pre-orders for the first E-Cats and probably opening the door to any financing he might need.
Rossi is no doubt aware of the invitation from Defkalion for independent testers to test their Hyperion reactors — and we know that the last thing he wants is to be eclipsed by DGT. One thing is for sure, Rossi will need to find some new way to convince the public that he has what he claims before he can think that one million people are going to part with $500 or more for an E-Cat unit. Right now I think there are too many questions surrounding him and his technology to be able to do that.
This is all still speculation on my part, but two university strategy for validation purposes, if it is done right, could be the key to success for Rossi.