It’s clear that Andrea Rossi is paying attention to what is going on with the attempts by some experimenters to replicate the effect. He has commented positively on the work of Dr. Alexander Parkhomov and seems to be pleased that the “Rossi effect” can be demonstrated to be real by others. I suppose that would be something gratifying to any scientist with a controversial claim that had been widely criticized and disbelieved.
Rossi was asked a question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today about replication efforts:
“In this days when the Rossi Effect seems to be almost easy to replicate (even if in its raw essence) I wonder how much your secret catalyst is a well kept secret. Do the people of your team know it?”
January 14th, 2015 at 6:37 AM
There is a very big difference between the replication of the patented effect and the construction of an industrial plant, a difference that takes years of enormous work, a very difficult one. Sooner or later, obviously, this gap will be filled up by the Competition, but n the meantime our team will have reached an economy scale that will make the competition not that much convenient. This is the strategy.
Rossi and Industrial Heat obviously realize that the LENR phenomenon — which could revolutionize energy production — once widely accepted as real, will generate intense interest and competition, and they are counting on their head start in technological development surrounding the E-Cat to give them a lead in the marketplace. Their assumption seems to be that mass production at low cost will discourage the competition, but I am not so sure that it will. There will always be people asking themselves how they can improve on someone else’s product or manufacturing process, and I expect we’ll see the same competitive forces play out in the LENR field that we have seen in any other industrial field.
I find it interesting that here Rossi refers to the ‘patented effect’. We know that Rossi has an Italian patent, but nothing elsewhere.