What’s Next for the E-Cat? (Final Name: “E-Cat QX”, Presentation ‘Within October’)

UPDATE: Not that it makes any difference to the technology, but today Andrea Rossi posted this today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2017 at 6:10 AM
JPR:
Also today the E-Cat QX is in good standing. By the way: this is the final name: “E-Cat QX”
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I guess that Rossi does not want to get away from the E-Cat name, for which he has a trademark, and this seems to confirm that this is not something brand new, but simply a development, or variant of the E-Cat technology he has been working on for many years now. I later put a question on the JONP about the reason for the name, and Rossi responded:

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2017 at 9:26 AM
Frank Acland:
Sure. Because “E-Cat” is a strong trade mark, already registered in America and Europe and because I consider the QuarkX an evolution of the E-Cat.
“QuarkX” has been used just as the name of the project: “quark” because ir is very small and fundamental and “X” because it had not a name, so we put a variable.
Now we decided it is our lead product and it will be the E-Cat, while QX will indicate the type of E-Cat.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Another Q&A on the JONP was about the planned presentation of the QuarkX:

“Congratulations to the concilliation, very positive. You said that you should delay the demonstration of E-cat QX to after the trial, probably to september. Is this still the plan?”

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Nils Fryklund:
Thank you for your kind words.
Yes, the E-Cat QX will be presented within the end of October.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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As we move into the second half of 2017, and the court case begins to diminish as we look into the rear view mirror, I start thinking about what is coming next in the E-Cat story. Andrea Rossi has said that he is now back in the lab full time, working with the QuarkX, and it sounds like, as is typical, he’s working on improving and refining his product. Hear are some Q&As from yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Frank Acland
July 8, 2017 at 1:22 PM
Dear Andrea,

A few questions, if you don’t mind:

1. What needs to be accomplished before you can bring you QuarkX to market?
2. When do you expect to start production of QuarkX devices for customers?
3. Are you currently working with outside partners in the development of the QuarkX?
4. Will there still be a joint statement released from both parties in the litgation regarding general terms of the settlement?

Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 2:53 PM
Frank Acland:
1- more R&D
2- possibly this year for industrial plants. Probably next year. For non industrial I do not know, because the certification issue does not depend on us, while for the industrial applications we already have the certifications
3- no
4- my attorneys told me so
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 2:55 PM
JPR:
After the tests of today with my QuarkX I was probably the happiest man in the world.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Frank Acland
July 8, 2017 at 5:54 PM
Dear Andrea,

Can you tell us something about why you are so happy with the QuarkX today?

Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 9:13 PM
Frank Acland:
Today I invented a new particular that makes the E-Cat QuarkX simpler: first day full time with my toy since a long, long time with the brain focused on the litigation.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 9:23 PM
Dr Joseph Fine:
I was in good mood because I won for the first time after 35 years a tennis match with my wife: 7-5 ( one only set: after one set, when they are more tired than me, they are usually buried ).
Warm Regards,
A.R.
P.S.
I have also strongly simplified the E-Cat Qx making it much easier to make and it worked very well

So it sounds like typical Rossi, lots of work, lots of modifications of the E-Cat, and one wonders when the lab work will end and he moves into the manufacturing stage. Rossi has said that he intends to hold a presentation event for the QuarkX this year, but as far as I know no date for that has been set.

It’s interesting that he says that he is not working with any external partner now. I doubt that any serious entity would want to have gotten involved during the period of litigation, and we still don’t know anything about any possible continuing relationship with Industrial Heat that was part of the settlement. We also don’t know anything about the level of funding that Rossi has available to move into the commercialization phase, but certainly starting any kind of production level is going to take considerable amounts of money.

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