Here is another comment on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today by Andrea Rossi which seems to reflect a growing level of confidence regarding the technological development of the E-Cat, and the ability of Leonardo Corporation to industrialize the technology.
January 21st, 2016 at 9:09 AM
at 09.00 a.m. of Thursday, January 2016:
1 MW E-Cat: stable, some leakage promptly repaired during the last night.
E-Cat X: operating and technologically improving with the US engineer now in the scientific commettee of Leonardo Corporation that has connections with an important aerospace concern. The technology is definitely improving. By the way: I have gathered in Leonardo Corporation a scientific commettee made by a team of top level scientists and engineers to improve our R&D capacity: these persons, that have honoured us accepting the appointment, are from USA, Europe, Japan, India. We must fight to obtain and perpetuate positive results and remain the number 1 of the sector for ever. Also the management of Leonardo Corporation has been reinforced substantially.
In a post last week, Rossi indicated that there was preparation for staffing taking place at Leonardo with this comment:
January 16th, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Yes, we already have set up the Team that will lead Leonardo Corporation, with women and men each of them belonging to the top level of her/his specialization.
The management is composed by divisions covering manufacturing, sales, R&D, distribution, sales, legal, financial, PR. Yes, I will be the CEO, but there will be also a BOD under the control of the ownership.
The whole is, obviously, under condition of F9, but the names are already there and each of the selected persons has already accepted the role that has been proposed.
Of course, all this information is coming from our one main source at this point: Andrea Rossi, and we don’t have much outside corroboration for this activity. The only other person who has commented on some of the organizational activity going on in connection with the commercialization of the E-Cat is Rossi’s right hand engineer Fulvio Fabiani who told Mats Lewan this:
“About 10 or 15 top level managers are involved—surely there is Rossi and Darden, but I don’t know them all well. Is not of my concern. I think it’s right to keep things compartmentalized to avoid information leaks.”
“In discussions on Internet forums everyone says they are slow, but I only see people really devoting all their resources and all their time to make this happen. So many people talk, but they don’t even know what it means to industrialize an object like that.”
To my mind, if the Rossi effect is real (which I believe it is), and if Andrea Rossi has been able to convince others about its reality and viability as superior energy technology, then the kinds of things he is describing here make a great deal of sense. If Leonardo is planning a worldwide release of the E-Cat, and if they want to continue to improve and adapt the technology, then naturally they will have to get organized on many fronts to make sure they can accomplish their goals.
At this point, we can’t know if they will succeed commercially, but it sounds from what Rossi is saying that they are taking the next phase of operations very seriously.