We’ve been here before. Back in 2012 Andrea Rossi started referring to a new partner with whom he had entered into an agreement to help develop his E-Cat technology. Eventually we discovered that this partner was Cherokee/Industrial Heat, and we know how that all turned out.
After extricating himself from that relationship after the long and costly court battle it seems that there is now a new partner on the scene. Once again, Rossi will not disclose who the partner is, but it seems that it is an entity that can help Rossi with the commercialization of the E-Cat. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect, that the “important test” that took place last week was some kind of validation test. Rossi has stated that the goal for Sigma 5 is both a milestone for himself and his partner.
Here is a Q&A about this topic from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:
September 28, 2017 at 2:53 AM
It seems like you’re again losing some degree of control over your product, when you say “This issue does not depend on me.”
Is this because of your new partner/s?
September 28, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Rossi’s quote “this issue does not depend on me” that Patrick Ellul is referring to came from a question on the JONP yesterday when someone asked whether mainstream media outlets were going to be invited to the planned demonstration.
I think it’s obvious that Rossi is going to need partners to help him financially if he wants to reach his goal of mass production of E-Cats. And in that case, Rossi is going to have to give up some control. One would hope that any contracts he has made will be more advantageous to him than the one he made with Industrial Heat. In my latest interview with him he did admit that he had been naive when signing that contract, and that now he has a legal team that is experienced enough to help him not make that kind of mistake again.