As usual, without saying much, Andrea Rossi releases snippets of interesting information on his site that can help give a picture of what he is doing. Some interesting questions and answers have appeared on his site recently:
Q: Do you have any news to share about your recent visit to Sweden? (It’s very exiting that we may be one of the first countries to start using your new technology)
A: Thank you for your attention. In Sweden I am working with top scientists from Sweden, USA and Japan from whom I am learning. A lot.
Q: Dear Mr Rossi, could you tell us who are the top scientists?
A: I cannot , because I have been told to maintain very confidential what happened this week in Uppsala.
Q: I am waiting with lots of exitement for your 1MW Reactor. But for my house I only need a 20 KW reactor. When do you think I will be able to buy one, if I could afford it.
A: In November we will decide our commercial strategy. For sure we will be ready for the industrial installations, while for the small units probably we will need one more year, but I an not sure of this right now. Many factors are evolving rapidly.
Q: What kind of problems/dangers did you see when the E-Cat is running with higher efficiencies like 10, 20 or 30? Is it more radiation or a danger of overheating until a possible explosion due to uncontrollable chain-reaction?
A: In our stress tests we are doing right now with the Greek modules we are making also higher efficiencies, but there is a big difference between operation under our control and operation by Customers. In this last case we must have 100% of safety.
Q: Have you considered the potential to use the E-Cat as the heat source for a steam engine-driven vehicle? . . . So, probably not now, but after October, will you or any associates/partners attempt things such as this?
A: We will.
It sounds like Andrea Rossi is active on many fronts at the moment, and that things change very rapidly. One thing that is impressive about Rossi and which probably accounts for much of his success is that he is very open to new ideas, and receptive to input from others. One of the reasons he says that he maintains his connection to the public through his site is that he says he always learns something from questions submitted to him. Rossi gladly admits that he is not a scientist — he classifies himself as an engineer — and seems happy to look at any suggestion that will help improve his invention. It will be interesting to see where all this research and activity leads, but apparently things are “evolving rapidly” (probably due to things he his learning along the way) and he may end up doing and making things that hadn’t occurred to him when he embarked on this venture.