Apparently Andrea Rossi has got a lot of attention with his remark about being in talks with Home Depot — and probably Home Depot has been hearing about this too, and it may not have been welcome attention from their point of view given the controversies surrounding the E-Cat and LENR/Cold Fusion in general. I’m sure Home Depot won’t be making any public statement or clarification about any contact with Rossi. Today Rossi posted the following regarding the situation:
January 5th, 2012 at 4:27 AM
IMPORTANT: WE DID NOT REACH ANY AGREEMENT WITH HOME DEPOT YET!!! WE ARE IN TALKS WITH THEM. MANY ISSUES HAVE TO BE RESOLVED YET. CERTIFICATION, OF COURSE, MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE WE SELL OUR E-CATS. OF COURSE WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS ALSO WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.
Rossi uses the all caps method of posting when he really wants to emphasize something, so it must be important to him to get the story straight on this. Maybe he regrets saying anything about the situation on the Cash Flow radio interview. As he goes about trying to build up a production and distribution network for the E-Cat, it is hardly surprising that Rossi should be contacting large retailers. It’s very likely that any conversations he is having with them at this stage are very preliminary. He won’t strike any deals with any retailer until he can demonstrate that he has a safe, reliable and working device.