For many years, Andrea Rossi has stated numerous times that the E-Cat does not operate on principles of cold fusion, preferring the label LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) to describe it. However, in recent comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, he says that LENR is now an incorrect description.
Here are some of his recent comments:
August 23, 2019 at 11:08 PM
besides semantic interpretations, the issue is that what I am learning from experiments is totally strange to what is intended by Cold Fusion and LENR.
We are seeing long range particle interactions. Our work and our most recent theoretical discoveries, after our experiments, have presently nothing in common with all has been done and is being done in the Cold Fusion-LENR community.
That’s all and is a fact.
August 23, 2019 at 4:25 AM
LENR is a so wide definition, that it is not a definition and it makes a lot of con-fusion. Since this term is commonly used to connotate “cold fusion”, I prefer to say we are out of it, also to be honest with the recent development of our R&D. Isotopic changes do not imply fusion.
August 22, 2019 at 2:11 PM
No. I arrived to think that cold fusion does not exist.
At this point of our theoretical and technological development, after 20 years of hard work, we think that cold fusion does not exist. I am sorry, but I feel us lightyears far from the LENR community, to which we, actually, never belonged. My effect depends on atom’s potentials that have nothing to do with cold fusion or LENR. This, by the way, is clearly put in evidence in my paper here:
So is it time for us to make a distinction between LENR and LRPI? I have to say, I don’t pretend to understand what is going on, and maybe it is not that important. What’s important is whether we can have an alternative energy production technology that is clean, safe and more efficient than currently available sources. I think we’ll get there somehow.