As Interest in the E-Cat Spikes, Rossi says the October 28th E-Cat Test Will be the Last Public One

Those who are following the E-Cat story have their attention focused on the October 28th test in Bolgona, where, according to Rossi, his mystery customer will carry tests out on the 1 MW E-Cat plant (actually, Rossi has said it will be consultants for the customer who will be doing the test).

Andrea Rossi has now stated that this test will also be the last public test he will be doing. Rossi was asked if the test would be completed on the 28th (i.e. not continue over the course of a number of days). He responded:

Yes, after the 28th no more public tests, we will be too engaged to manufacture and test for our Customers. We will continue R&D work with Bologna University and Uppsala University, but the work will not be public.

Actually, also the test of the 28th will not be public, being a test made by the Customer, with his experts, along a contractual protocol. Anyway it will be the last work with a public report made upon the resulting numbers.

Rossi does not seem to be particularly motivated to put on a show designed to convince the public at large. Rather, he seems to be eager to start getting involved in the commercializing of his invention — he has always said that products in the marketplace would be the most convincing evidence he could produce.

Does all this mean that the public will be shut out of the August 28th demo? Well it doesn’t seem so. Rossi has recently affirmed that there will still be top level scientists and science journalists who will attend the event, and today when asked if there would still be a webcam and real-time power meters recording the event he replied, “Our Customer, who will make the test, is still planning for this.”

So it will be interesting how this show will be put on. Hopefully over the next few days we will get a better idea of what to expect. One thing seems clear — attention to this event, and to this event is growing; the recent Forbes magazine article has had a lot of hits and has probably contributed to the spike in people searching Google for the term ‘E-Cat’ (see this link on Google Trends) Interesting times indeed!

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  • Bruno Padovani

    Here’s a question. One month ago, the 28 October test was supposed to take place at the American customer’s site, implying that we would learn the name of the customer. Now that the US test is cancelled and the customer (or its representatives) will evaluate the 1 MW ecat in a private test in Bologna, WILL WE LEARN THE NAME OF THE UNIMPEACHABLE CUSTOMER? Will 28 October come and go, leaving us with only the seller’s word that the test was very successful? At some point we need corroboration from the customer forking out the money.

  • Jim Norg

    So, in October 28th will we finally know the name of this so called “Customer”?

    • arian

      no

  • dayton

    The 4.5Kilo watt unit is the size of a 10oz. bottle of
    coca cola. made from stainless. You can easily hide
    a unit from the authorities. When the secret components
    are discovered, Mr. Rossi will lose everything.
    You can be assured that the Chinese will put on the
    market MR FUSION nuclear coffee pot, runs for 6 months
    at $75.

  • Luciano

    Physics is like medicine to make attempts to discover a new drug until, toh here is a new remedy. Eminent researchers, money to avalanches, and the serendipity strikes again.
    Sometimes scientists seem to me, as street vendors, who do not know everything, they say that does not exist.
    Take note of the results, the invention of Focardi and Rossi and then discover why it works.
    It will take several years for it to become widely used, I read that the ministers of defense, state and outside the EU are secretly preparing for a possible new conflict (war), at the end of oil.

  • Peter Johnson

    Its not Skoda then…..?

  • Brad Arnold

    It seems a hand off from Rossi to “the Customer.” Since I got from Rossi an altruistic passion to see his invention spread far and wide (through profitable commercialization), I trust he has had a meeting of the minds with “the Customer” that the one mega watt reactor is to be the beginning of a push to market LENR, not stifle it.

    Given the deep pockets “the Customer” must have to credibly promise to build a 1000 factories to manufacture the e-cats, Rossi must have handed his baby off to a 400 pound gorilla of corporations.

    Frankly, while some have trust issues with Rossi’s legitimacy, I instead have trust issues with “the Customer,” but I ought to trust Rossi, who apparently trusts “the Customer’s” motives. I sure liked Defkalion’s attitude toward Rossi’s invention – hope “the Customer” mirrors that.

    That said, I am confused that Rossi seems to be indifferent to or adverse to publicity. I’ve been spreading the word far and wide – hope I haven’t been working in opposition to Rossi’s will. That Italian sauce he has come up with will make him a living legion when consensus reality catches up to events.

    • http://www.nickelpower.org Bruce Fast

      I certainly also have trust issues with “the customer”. I fear that they are one of the organizations with a lot to loose. (how do you spell oil?)

      As far as, “promise to build a 1000 factories to manufacture the e-cats” I think that this is one of Rossi’s exaggerations. It is quite clear that Rossi has a penchant for exaggerating.

  • http://egooutpeters.blogspot.com Peter Gluck

    I hope the test of Friday 28 Oct. will be the test that started on Oct 28. and it will last a few days. Weekend or not, such a great setup is made for a long test, I think this is reasonable and essential.

  • s

    One of the angles that people seem to miss is that, at least initially, home users of the e-cat may not have to pay for the individual e-cat unit. I’ve seen where large companies install solar systems on individual homes and simply charge the homeowner a fixed rate over so many years for the electricity they use.
    So maybe a company will install an Ecat to supply all electricity and heat to a home and charge the homeowner a rate per kwh or BTU equal to 1/2 or 1/3 of what they normally pay. As inexpensive as the ecat is claimed to be in the long run, this is a win-win situation. The company can recover the cost for installing the ecat within 5 to 10 years with years after that being pure profit. The consumer has an energy bill a fraction of what they previously paid without any upfront investment.

  • John

    If you look at the Google Trends page, what’s really baffling is the E-Cat’s popularity in the Czech Republic! Any explanation for this?