It’s going to be interesting to find out what E-Cats have developed into after this quiet period is over. A reader on the JONP has asked Rossi how much the E-Cats have changed since R&D started in the USA.
A lot. We made a very hard work, I would say about 10,000 hours of man hours work, made by scientists, engineers and workers. I am understanding what does mean to play in the Majors. When I need something that exists I get it in hours, if not minutes, when I need something that does not exist we invent it and make it in days, if not hours. I never have worked so well in my life, honestly.
It does sound like he’s in an inventor’s heaven. No details of course, on how the E-Cat has changed. Their goal will be to make it more efficient, safer, more stable, smaller, easier to mass manufacture, etc., and his current situation allows this development to happen much faster than when he was working alone.
I would only expect this process to accelerate, especially if they have commercial success which would allow for the expansion of R&D work, and I can’t see Rossi quitting his work until he gets to a point where he physically can’t do it any longer.
UPDATE: Here’s a new comment from Rossi in response to a question about the number of people on his team, and whether they were testing E-Cat modules or also plants:
The team is complex, because we have specialists for different fields, so many persons contribute to the work; combining scientists, engineers and workers 16 persons are working for the R&D and the validation in progress, so far, for the E-Cats.
We are testing modules and plants.