Many of us wonder how things are progressing in Andrea Rossi’s stated goal to start production of his E-Cat plants this year. As is typical, we get very few details of what is going on behind the scenes at Leonardo Corp., but once in a while Rossi gives a bit of a status update. Today on the the Journal of Nuclear Physics was this exchange:
March 26, 2018 at 8:14 PM
Can you give us an idea, after the first quarter of 2018, what is the percentage of accomplishments of:
1- perfection of the module to industrialize
2- industrialization system
March 27, 2018 at 7:39 AM
I had asked Rossi earlier what were the main tasks that needed to be accomplished before industrialization could start, and he responded:
March 26, 2018 at 1:45 PM
I prefer not to enter in these particulars, but what is troubling us more is the definition of all the particulars of the modules before a bulk production: if you make an error in this issue you get the errors in all the modules, with the consequences you can imagine.
But many other issues remain and I want not to disclose them.
If you are going to produce anything automatically, you obviously have to get the automation procedures just right, or you will mass produce faulty products, which would be disastrous. The 40 per cent figure is clearly just a ball park estimate, getting to 100 per cent this year still seems very optimistic to me as I imagine there are all kinds of things that could delay things. Unforseen circumstances lead to even the most sophisticated and experienced companies pushing back product launch dates, so it would not be at all surprising to see that happen in this case.