Andrea Rossi has stated recently on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that the opportunity for private testing of the Ecat SKLep has been made available to certain potential customers. He has not explained how one qualifies for such testing, but it seems clear that one has to be considered a ‘big buyer’.
Here is a Q&A from yesterday:
February 23, 2022 at 11:15 AM
Did some of the big buyers of the Ecat SKLep make independent tests of an Ecat SKLep unit already, waiting for the deliveries ?
Thank you if you can answer.
February 23, 2022 at 12:11 PM
Yes, after the signature of an agreement.
I followed up with some questions.
February 23, 2022 at 10:10 PM
Interesting to hear about ‘Big Buyers’ testing the SKLep independently following signing an agreement.
1) Was the agreement to keep their test results confidential?
2) Did they agree to place orders if the testing met certain standards?
3) So far, have these big buyers been satisfied with the performance of the SKLep?
February 24, 2022 at 2:11 AM
I am not sure how one qualifies to be a ‘big buyer’. I would expect you would have to pre order multiple thousands of SKLeps, perhaps multiple tens of thousands, and have a demonstrated ability to pay for them. The big question is whether this will push things along to get the production of SKLeps going, which is what most people are waiting/hoping for.