On July 1st Andrea Rossi made a comment on the Journal of Nuclear Physics which seems to have escaped much discussion here so far. Regarding the upcoming report on the testing of the high temperature E-Cats, Rossi said, “I suggest to wait for the report we officially will publish for the validation in course, made by our Customer.”
This is the second time I have seen Rossi use the word ‘validation’ in connection with this test, and the first time that he has mentioned that the ‘Customer’ is involved in the test. Who the Customer is, is unknown at this point, of course. But Rossi has mentioned two different unidentified customers over the last year or so — the military customer, and the non-military one. So far, both have preferred anonymity.
A validation of a test by an anonymous customer does not carry much, if any weight, so if the customer wishes to remain anonymous another strategy would be to send a known agent to carry out the validation on their behalf. This is the strategy that was used on October 28th when Domenico Fioravanti carried out the test of the E-Cat plant in Bologna, and certified it acceptable on behalf of the customer.
From what Rossi has said, it appears that this report will be more than just him reporting on his own data measurements, but we’ll have to wait and see for exactly how this validation will be done.