For those of us watching and waiting for news on the E-Cat, it seems that we won’t be getting the third party report this year. Andrea Rossi today announced that he had been told by those doing the tests that they would be finished by December 16 (this Saturday) Then, according to Rossi, “It will take some time to collect the papers and the data and more time for the peer reviewing. My opinion is that the publication will be made not before January, considering the mole of the papers . . . I suppose that to write the report will take at least 2 weeks and that the peer reviewing will take at least other 2-3 weeks.”
The Christmas and New Year holidays are bound to be slow times, so it would seem that realistically it could be February before anything is published, possibly even later, depending on the work involved, and the time available for the people involved.
And speaking of February, Rossi also said that, “as for the 1 MW plant of the Hot Cat we are on schedule to complete the plant in February.” he has said that after the Hot Cat is up and running for a while, that invited people will be able to visit and report about it — that may be a few months after it is installed and running.
I am not trying to be pessimistic here, and I don’t feel pessimistic. Things take time sometimes, delays happen for understandable reasons and we just have to wait things out. Meanwhile there are interesting things going on in the cold fusion world to keep our attention, such as the work of the MFMP and Celani. I’m hopeful that we’ll hear something more from STMicroelectronics and their testing of a Celani cell in the next few days.