Rossi Interviewed by Bailey and Borwein (Now on Huffington Post)

Thanks to Veblin for sharing a link to an interview by David H. Bailey of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (retired) and University of California, and Jonathan M. Borwein, Laureate Professor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle, Australia on the Math Drudge website.

Here’s the link to the interview:

UPDATE: The interview is now available on Huffington Post Science here:

There are some interesting responses from Rossi — a few quotes that stood out to me:

On Fleischmann and Pons: while he did not have success replicating their experiment: “I think that the real importance (and merit) of the F&P experiments has been the idea to make energy from nuclear effects by means of quantum tunneling”

On critics: “As long as a product is not on the real market, anyone can say whatever he or she wants and gain credibility.”

His theory: “My theory is that a proton from a hydrogen atom enters, by the quantum tunneling effect, into a nucleus of Li-7 (i.e., a lithium nucleus of atomic weight 7), forming a nucleus of Be-8 (i.e., a beryllium nucleus of atomic weight 8), which then decays in a few seconds into two alpha particles (helium nuclei), accompanied with the release of significant nuclear energy. ”

On challenges to keeping the plant up and running: “It is important for us to provide effective control and instrumentation, sufficient to keep the equipment working correctly, yet to avoid excessive or potentially faulty instrumentation that might compromise the reliability of the system in global operation. It is also imperative that the monitoring equipment provide the alarms and other information required by our safety certification company (SGS).”

On Patents: ” I have 64 other patents pending, and I am working on even more of them with my attorneys.”

About manufacturing E-Cats: “we want to offer prices that are very competitive, by means of economy of scale, to discourage “reverse engineering” (by making such reverse engineering pointless). Manufacturing will initially be done in the U.S. and in Europe. If at the end of the current one-year contractual test period (end of February 2016), our results are positive, manufacturing will begin.”

The kinds of products they plan to make with the E-Cat: “We foresee applications for central heating of commercial buildings, heat production for industrial processes and electric power generation. My dream is for domestic heat and power generation.”

He again says they have $3 billion worth of orders in place from 600,000 orders — which gives a cost of $5000 per unit. However Rossi has said that these orders combine industrial plants and domestic plants, so that really doesn’t help us get an estimate of how much domestic or industrial units would cost.

It’s good to see Andrea Rossi talking with people outside the usual circle of questioners on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. I think it provides a little different perspective when he gives more substantial answers compared to his normal brief responses on the JONP.

  • Kneebiter

    One would think that someone involved at a web site like would be up to the challenge of attempting a “rigorous mathematical structure” for Rossi/Cook. It would be great exposure albeit with more than a few obnoxious comments.

  • Private Citizen

    Might be misinformed, but this seems the first time Rossi has detailed the specific theory of proton tunneling into Li-7 as the LENR reaction. Important info, F9.

  • Gerard McEk

    AR is still cautious about the test results. He must be under tremendous stress. I think if he would have known how extremely stressfull that test would be, he might have have reconsidered it.

    • Omega Z

      From all Rossi’s posts, This test was an absolute required necessity.

    • Curbina

      I’m almost scared that Rossi is going so mainstream…O.O

    • Roland

      An excellent article that drops the, rational, scepticism of their 2 previous blogs re: Rossi.

      The authors have solid credentials and the interview questions elicit a compelling picture of where Rossi is in his thinking, experimental results to date and future plans.

  • builditnow

    Yes, Rossi and crew understand who they are up against and are gently giving plenty of warning signals to these big players. For instance, all of the insiders of the leading oil and gas drilling company SLB
    have already sold of their shares (over 100 million according to public reports) towards the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, when the prices where high. This is public information you can easily check. At last check the insiders have minimal stocks.

    These insiders no longer care, it will be the institutional investors with the little guys money that will be hurt, see the list

    Rossi is playing a smart game this time, give the people with power time to adjust so they don’t offer much resistance.

    • EEStorFanFibb

      yes Rossi and IH seem to be ramping up the volume al-right. If the people in control of energy companies have been paying attention they will do fine. I think you are probably right about that. and yes, sadly, the retail investor won’t know what hit ’em.

  • William D. Fleming

    Those losses will soon be forgotten. The potential benefit of the ecat to humanity is ENORMOUS.

    • EEStorFanFibb

      Overall it will be a big win for humanity….. I agree… but the chaos and disruption will be very painful for some.

      • GreenWin

        Initial manufacturing in US and Europe. Maintaining tight control of proprietary elements no doubt. Even with Darden’s interests in China, IH appears more comfortable keeping their baby closer to home. A wise choice at this stage. Congrats to HuffPo for printing a nearly error free interview on the topic. Washington Post, LA Times, Tribune???

  • Job001

    Rossi is an engineer. Meeting ALL the requirements; economic, uptime, maintenance, controls, materials, safety, regulatory, and cost and contract is “positive”. Failing to meet the requirements means “negative” and another pilot plant run.
    Notice research continues to improve materials, safety, COP(20 to 80), maintenance, and controls. Consequently “positive” is becoming more likely as they operate!

    • Jarea

      I think so. However, I would want to hear that from him 😀

  • LilyLover

    Copy-Focardi, Copy-Piantelligence, Copy-me, Copy-Pluto, Copy-old-wisdom – All’s good. To me, copy objects is acceptable too. It’s the undeveloped IP-lovers that I hope to save. I don’t want COP-E-Cat-ism because I fully believe that the good Dr. will Stretch the dollar furthest for the highest possible home safety. To me, IP is an insignificant sin compared to banking or millitancy.