Questioned by a reader on his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog about the current situation regarding the University of Bologna’s involvement (or non-involvement) with E-Cat research and development, Andrea Rossi made the following remark.
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND ALL THIS FUSS AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA STUFF: WE, THE E-CAT PEOPLE, MAKE R&D WITH CONSULTANTS , SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND UNIVERSITIES WE CHOOSE TIME BY TIME FOR SPECIFIC TASKS AND THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO PUBLIC INFORMATION. WHAT COUNTS FOR THE PUBLIC IS THAT OUR PRODUCTS WORK PROPERLY. AS USUAL THE PUPPET SNAKES ARE MAKING MUCH ADO FOR NOTHING, WITH THE HELP OF SOME PRIMADONNA (OR WANNABE SO).
In other words, Rossi is nor going to provide details about what is going on in this situation. He said recently that the work with the university will be done behind the closed doors of his factory, not in a theater for the world to see. This being the case we probably we won’t be hearing anything from the University either about what is, or is not happening on this front.
Rossi seems not to realize that many people are looking to find out whatever they can about his potentially world-changing invention, and E-Cat watchers always want to know more! Ultimately he is right — all that really matters in the final analysis is a working product in the marketplace — but details along the way are always very interesting (and great fuel for debaters). It looks, however, like we might not be getting much satisfaction in this situation.