Some comments from Andrea Rossi recently on the Journal of Nuclear Physics have been about testing that has been taking place at Leonardo Corp. labs on the QuarkX reactors (the latest high temperature E-Cat rectors that Rossi says simultaneously produce heat, electricity and light).
Rossi has made a few rather vague comments about the kind of testing that they have been doing, for example:
September 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM
We are making a new kind of test, mainly dedicated to safety issues and therefore to the certifications.
I cannot give details, so far.
Yesterday he wrote:
September 6, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Today we completed the test, it has been good. Now we pass to a superior level of engagement.
I asked Rossi what a ‘superior level of engagement’ meant. He replied:
September 6, 2016 at 7:39 PM
Now we have to organize the production of a module that can go by self, without continue assistance, reliably and safely.
So now he is talking about about organizing production of the QuarkX module, which to me implies that in the test they were satisfied that it was able to run without continued assistance in a reliable and safe way. This sounds like good news in terms of R&D with the QuarkX. Rossi has said that in 2016 he planned to ‘present’ the QuarkX, but when it comes to organizing production issues, it seems we’ll have to wait a while yet. Rossi has talked about setting up mass production for years now, and we haven’t seen it happen yet. Recently when asked about a timeline for E-Cat development Rossi talked about getting mass production going in 2017-2018.