Andrea Rossi stated recently that that the manufacturing of Ecats had started, but gave no details. I asked a question about this yesterday, hoping to get more information about the nature of this manufacturing:
March 29, 2022 at 9:57 AM
You have stated recently that you have started the manufacturing of the SKLeps. So far, does this mean you have been manufacturing:
a) Only components for the SKLeps
b) Completed SKLeps
March 29, 2022 at 11:03 AM
We are manufacturing only components of the SKLeps to gain time, because to mass manufacturing the complete units we need to collect an amount of ordered units in the order of magnitude of one million modules.
I recall that Rossi had stated that almost all the components required for the Ecat SKLep would be outsourced, but there was one part of the controller that would be made in-house as it contained proprietary circuitry. So my guess is this is what they have started with.
So it doesn’t sound like there are thousands of SKLeps sitting in a warehouse somewhere waiting until the million orders are reached. And regarding those orders, Rossi stated yesterday that some have been cancelled:
“Our orders collection is proceeding well, notwithstanding the fact that several big buyers have been cancelled because didn’t give us the necessary proof of funds.”