Here is a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today which gives an update about the current status of the E-Cat SKL testing.
February 24, 2020 at 1:42 PM
Dear Dr. Rossi!
Good that you returned optimist.
If I may ask:
1. Do you think the Ecat SKL is now ready for third party testing?
2. Have you fixed a date for the beginning of third party tests?
3. Are the third party test already running?
February 24, 2020 at 3:30 PM
I think that this exchange confirms that the reliability problems with the E-Cat SKL that Rossi had previously reported forced them to put on hold the third party testing that was originally scheduled to begin in January. Until now Rossi has not confirmed or denied that third party testing had started, only that it was expected to conclude in March.
We won’t see any presentation until the third party testing is over, so I would expect that we are now looking at an April presentation at the earliest.
In another comment, Rossi told JONP reader KeithT that it was “not necessary” to wait for further patents to be awarded before a commercial roll out of the E-Cat SKL, because as he stated, “our IP is well protected”.