I put a question to Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about the press release that was published yesterday. There were a couple of things in there that made me suspicious, especially that in some places the release it mentioned “fusion” and “cold fusion”, which Rossi has frequently stated is an inaccurate description of his effect. There were also numerous stylistic errors, and the release did not show up on Leonardo Corporation’s ecat.com website, when the release itself stated ecat.com was the source.
On the Journal of Nuclear Physics today I asked him if he had changed his mind about whether his effect was a form on fusion, and he responded with this:
November 18, 2017 at 7:59 AM
I did not make that release and I have not idea about who generated it.
I stick on my position. Problem is that under a journalistic point of view LENR is ostic to digest, let alone Rossi effect.
Just keep in mind that we did not make press releases and we are not going to do any of the sort before the test is done.
Probably the journalist that wrote this article has taken information from this blog and elaborated it in a journalistic feature.
So it seems like this press release was probably generated by an enthusiastic supporter, who wants to bring attention to the demo. It probably won’t hurt him very much in the long run, and maybe it has already generated some new interest.