UPDATE (Jan 8, 2018)
January 8, 2018 at 5:08 AM
Dear Dr Andrea Rossi,
Do you confirm that your robots will be made by ABB?
January 8, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Here’s the summary of ABB from Wikipedia:
“ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) is a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipments, and automation technology areas. It is ranked 286th in The World’s Most Admired companies in the Fortune 500 global list of 2016. ABB has been a Global Fortune 500 company for 23 years.”
Seems like a very suitable company for Rossi to be working with he wants to build E-Cats with robots.
As many readers here will probably know, I have been asking questions on the Journal of Nuclear Physics trying to understand Andrea Rossi’s commercial plans for the E-Cat. Reading some of recent comments on the JONP, I have still had some confusion about the exact steps in his plans are, so I decided to ask a few more questions on the matter.
Here are my questions and AR’s responses.
January 6, 2018 at 8:42 PM
I’m trying to get a clearer understanding of your plans for the commercialization E-Cat.
1. Will the presentation of the first E-Cat QX product be made at the time you announce the launch of the E-Cat QX?
2. Where will the presentation take place?
USA and Sweden
3. Will the presentation take place after the planned robotized lines have started operating?
4. Where will the first robotized lines be operating?
USA and Sweden
5. Once you announce the launch and make the presentation, will industrial products be available immediately to buy and use, or will customers have to pre-order them and wait for them to be built?
The launch will be made when the product will be ready to buy and use
6. Will the robotized lines be making only the insides of the plants (i.e. E-Cats and controllers), or fully functioning completed plants ready to use?
it depends on the kind of applications
7. Do you plan for expansion of manufacturing following the product presentation?
8. Do you think it is realistic to expect for this to all begin in 2018?
I dream of it and it is not impossible, albeit it will be very hard. But I am optimistic ( actually I always am and many times I am wrong ) after the developments we made from the Stockholm event up to now: I can assure you we have not spent this timeframe combing the puppets of my friend Thomas Florek.
Thank you for your responses,
It’s certainly an ambitious plan, especially since he is planning for manufacturing in two countries. I suppose that they are thinking that that once they get a working product perfected, they want to have products ready for sale right away. Rossi admits that getting this all accomplished in 2018 is a hard goal, and so I don’t think we should be surprised that it doesn’t happen this year. If it happens at all, it will be a great accomplishment. Rossi is aware that he is not a young man, and I know that his goal is to see his technology used extensively worldwide in his lifetime, so I am sure he is giving it his all.