Rossi: Over 600k SKLep Orders Received, Open Source Ecat “Impossible”

Here are a couple of interesting Q&As on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today.

The first is about the number of SKLep orders that have been received so far:

Italo R.
January 6, 2022 at 11:23 AM
Dear Dr Rossi,
Can you update us about how many units of the Ecat SKLep have been ordered till now?
Best Regards,
Italo R.

Andrea Rossi
January 6, 2022 at 1:13 PM
Italo R.:
More than 600000
Warm Regards,

This is progress from just four days ago when he stated that he had received 500,000 orders so far. At this rate the 1 million threshold will be reached quite soon – although there is no guarantee that orders will come in at a consistent rate.

The second is on the question of open sourcing Ecat technology:

January 6, 2022 at 10:58 AM
Do you think that there will be a time when you open-source everything about this E-Cat family of products?

Andrea Rossi
January 6, 2022 at 1:15 PM
Impossible, we’d be sued from all the investors in our intellectual property,
Warm Regards,

Rossi has consistently resisted any appeal for him to give away his secrets. We know nothing about Rossi’s investors, but he has said in the past that there was a board of directors who oversee Leonardo Corporation, and I would suppose they would be investors. Like any investor, they will be hoping to receive a return on their investment, and if Rossi decided to give away the secrets of the Ecat for free it would obviously be problematic from their point of view.