Rossi: 50 Per Cent of the Way to Industrialization, “Working and Spending Hard”

Like many readers here, I am curious to know how things are progressing on the E-Cat project, so I asked Andrea Rossi about it today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Frank Acland
May 4, 2018 at 4:20 PM
Dear Andrea,
On March 26, you said you were 40 per cent of the way towards:
a) perfection of the module to industrialize
b) industrialization system

What is your estimation of the same today (May 4th)?

Andrea Rossi
May 4, 2018 at 9:11 PM
Frank Acland:
a) 50% and we are in a very crucial period of tests of the version we deem ready for industrialization. We are working and spending hard
b) 50%, having resolved many problems
The work is brutal, but we gotta get the f…… top of the mountain. I still hope to introduce the industrialized Ecat QX by the end of the year.
Warm Regards,

It’s interesting to hear Rossi talking about “spending hard”, it implies that he has money from somewhere to spend. As far as being 50 per cent of the way to the finish line, it’s positive that there has been progress since March, and that he is still hopeful for a product introduction this year, however Rossi is often optimistic in his projections, so I wouldn’t feel too surprised if the launch was delayed until 2019. It sounds like a lot of hard work is going on and I wish his team all the best in their struggle.