Today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi responded to the question, “Which are the characteristics that a potential customer must have to be fit for the Ecat?”
January 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM
1- must be an industrial concern or a centralized heat distribution facility
2- must give evidence that really already consumes the thermal energy he claims to need
3- must give financial references to guarantee to be able to pay the bills
4- must be in a geographic area where we are organized to serve
5- must be a well consolidated activity
6- must have all the necessary authorizations, certifications and permits necessary to make their activity
This is the preliminar screening, after which specific situations must be analyzed.
Obviously if Leonardo is taking all the financial risk involved in setting up and operating the E-Cat, they will want to be confident that the customer will actually be able to pay the heat bills, so it is understandable that they want to make sure that the customer is well established.
The conditions do seem to set quite a high bar which may rule out many small companies and startups that might form around the idea of developing an industrial process to make use of E-Cat heat.