Rossi Teases about ‘Big Surprises’

Today is Andrea Rossi’ birthday — he’s sixty three years old today, and a number of people have been posting birthday greetings to him over on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. In response to some of these he wrote:

Dear Friends Giovanni Guerrini, Pierino S., Lucio Martini, Fabio 82,
Pietro F., Gian Luca:
Thank you for your kind greetings! I am celebrating working, but big surprises are arriving…
Warm Regards,

Quite a tease!

  • Jordi Heguilor

    My big surprise would be to hear that Rossi has sold one of his 1 MW units to Consumer Reports to be tested.

    Maybe that would happen and maybe not, because as of now we have no proof that those units actually exist.

    • John sims

      I have been an consistent follower of LENR for many years. I firmly believe there is a real, world changing energy source, that will eventually be developed. However it is very unlikely that it will be Rossi. I have experience with many scammers over the years. Rossi is following a well established pattern. Giving bits and pieces to people that want to believe,but never,never actually delivering. Someone will figure this out, it is very unlikely it will be Rossi.

      • Roger Bird

        John sims, why is the 3rd party not proof that Rossi has figured it out?

        Kim’s report of Defkalion is VERY encouraging.

        • Rockyspoon

          …and Defkalion got their kick-start from Rossi a while back.

          Sounds like there’s either a den of scammers (if you give credence to John Sims’ fantasies) or these intrepid entrepreneurs actually have a “surprise”–which is only a surprise to those that haven’t taken the time or effort to understand the phenomena.

          • Jordi Heguilor

            The reason why we cannot buy an E-cat at Home Depot is, as per Rossi, because it’s in the process of certification.

            Has anybody asked WHO is certifying the E-cat? Has anybody wondered whether actually there is a government entity that would be in charge of said certification?

            How come the believers spend hours talking about how fantastic the E-cat would be for this or that but never ask Rossi the basic questions?

            • Roger Bird

              Jordi, it is unfair to say that believers are not asking those kinds of questions. Those questions are being asked. Do you fancy that you are the smartest person here?

              • Jordi Heguilor

                Roger, the one thing I’m sure of is that I’m not the smartest person here. However, I’m the only asking certain questions.

                And they are not stupid questions.

                So: WHO is certifying the E-cat?

                • Roger Bird

                  I have no clue.

  • Roger Bird

    My desire nature just commandeered the ship of ME. I am guessing that the surprise is that Rossi is going to fly me (on his dime) and my immediate family to see him and be given a private demonstration of the E-Cat, and that he is going to cut me in on .01% of the profits for the next 30 years (roughly estimated at $100 million. Oh, and he and his wife will take us to the best Italian restaurant in Florida.

    I’m back. I am my rational self again. Did I miss anything? Did I say anything stupid. I know my desire nature can say some pretty stupid things sometimes. Is everything OK? Has the surprise been revealed?


  • KD

    As a surprise i would like to see the results of real work after 6-months of the plant delivered to military customer. If such customer exist. It don’t have to be reviled who the customer is.

  • artefact

    on JONP:

    Joseph Fine
    June 3rd, 2013 at 5:44 PM
    Andrea Rossi,

    Please don’t worry about this. You have many more important things to do besides responding to tens of thousands of our comments. I just wanted to know what else happened on June 3rd.

    By December 3rd, there may be results from the six month test. That would be very interesting to hear about. It should show a higher energy density figure than from the recent independent tests.

    Birthday regards,



    Andrea Rossi
    June 4th, 2013 at 3:34 AM
    Prof. Joseph Fine:
    I think sooner will arrive very important results too.
    Just a sensation.
    Warm Regards,

    • Jonas

      Oh, la la..!

      Glad I took up space with that comment…

      The only big announcement I look forward to is the go ahead on selling domestic e-cats; I really cannot go another winter like this! So, fingers crossed the big news is they are going to start selling million megawatt domestic e-cats for a dime each, with no refuling cost, starting tomorrow. 🙂

      • Rockyspoon

        You can always go to YouTube for fictitious entertainment…

    • fortyniner

      Rossi seems to be bursting to tell of his ‘surprise’ and can’t resist mentioning it at any opportunity. I can’t help feeling that this may be significant news, rather than just ‘rossisays’.

      ‘Results’ seems to indicate more testing, rather than release of the identity of the partner or a customer. Assuming that this is not more from Levi et al. (e.g., publication in a peer reviewed journal) then my bet would be on a set of ‘field’ test reports on the LT e-cat that was recently shipped, or just possibly some development on the ‘hot cat’ front.

      Presumably any such results would need to bear the name of the partner or the customer to have any weight in the face of the inevitable pathoskep tirades, so perhaps we’ll learn who this is, as well as receiving confirmation that the e-cat works when put to practical use.

    • Andrew Macleod

      Peer review? Paper published in a scientific journal? Patent? Customer announcement? Confirmation that fusions is happening or a valid theory on what is happening? It could be many things….. Exciting times!

    • Gigawatt

      Well if he speaks about “surprises” and “results” maybe he is referring to the Electromotiv Force coming out from Ecat.
      Maybe they are now able to capture this electric power to feed itself…just a guess

  • david

    LENR, previously Cold Fusion, was first brought to the world”s attention in 1989, with the astonishing announcement by Fleischman and Pons. However, it was actually predicted in 1979, by Benjamin Creme, of Share International, in one of his books from that year, and described by the name “Cold Fusion”. This was not a science-fiction work, but a book about mankind”s future. Please check it out of curious, Share International, get on the Archives section and look for Cold Fusion.

    • Erik

      the first one to do so (that I’m aware of) was Nazi scientist Dr. Ronald Richter, who claims to have observed similar phenomena in plasma experiments in Germany… in 1936! (see my The Nazi International, pp. 260-261, 293-294, see also p. 321 for his reference to the use of iridium and rhodium). Richter was doing it all: rotating plasmas, magnetic fields, plasma shock waves and metal lattices (iridium and rhodium), but most importantly, he anticipated in general outline the LANR or lattice-assisted theory by some decades, because as he was attempting to explain his ideas to a (very) skeptical scientific public in Argentina, he indicated that the basis of his energy anomaly, in his opinion, was some sort of resonant or transductive effect with the local lattice structure – he called it a “cellular” structure – in space-time itself.

      • Rockyspoon

        And yet during the electrification of the US, it was observed that helium was a surprising by-product of the tests to develope switches capable of handling voltages in the 100,000 range.

        A prominent scientist at the time refuted the reports, however, and overrode the empirical evidence. Another sad case of insufficient theory destroying the truth.

        • Roger Bird

          I think that scientists should be required to take plenty of fish oil every day.

    • Barry

      Don’t write out “Cold Fusion” yet David. The phenomenon goes by both names. CF is more common.

  • RenzoB

    an idiom phrase says “put your money where your mouth is”, since Intrade has closed I’ve searched for another prediction exchange. The only one I found works with bitcoins, if you use them you can bet on the following statements about the E-Cat 🙂

    • john E


  • Tony McDougall
    • Roger Bird

      He looks way too much like Richard Nixon in that picture. If only both his hands were doing victory ‘V’s, it would be perfect.

      • Tony McDougall

        Think of Mohammed Ali and you should get the message. I tried to avoid any association with that famous image of Richard Nixon.

  • Julian Becker

    What ever happened to the meeting at the European Parliament which was supposed to have taken place yesterday?

    • Methusela

      I don’t know, but there is an agenda posted here:

      It only took place yesterday; I expect there will be a report at, since MFMP attended.

    • Giuliano Bettini

      ANSA about Cold Fusion-European Parliament.
      “Rinnovabili: Enea, avanti con ricerca su ‘fusione fredda’
      Studi su potenzialita’ 25 anni dopo annuncio Fleischmann e Pons”
      03 giugno, 19:10

      • Chris I

        Pity it doesn’t say much and there still isn’t much else around.

        It seems they talk only about Pd-D and said that efforts should be put into research; I hoped they would discuss all the recent develpments with Ni-H. Better than nothing though.

        • Pekka Janhunen

          If I remember right, the partners listed as participants have done Pd-D work separately and together for years. Probably they have done lobbying over the years to get some support and political visibility for their work and finally had some success now that H2020 is under planning stage. Rossi’s third party testing probably did not trigger this EU event because Brussels cannot move that fast.

          • Chris I

            I did not think it was the report that triggered it, I thought it was folks like ENEA. Still I would hope for a broad enough coverage in the event.

      • Chris I

        OK Passerini says that his account of it is soon to come…

    • Chris I

      Passerini has put some stuff on his blog (in Italian). I just had a bit of a look through it. It seems he did not go there himself and he declines to name the acquaintance who did. About 80 people were in the audience.

      The speakers were all folks who have worked on Pd-D and have no doubt about the effect. There was however mention of Ni-H, it’s just that they don’t have personal experience of it themselves; it seems they are interested in doing it too.

      Passerini also states another thing, a highly disappointing one, but without citing a source. He says that INFN has put a halt to Celani’s work on LENR. I’ll keep my eyes open for anything confirming it because I find it so disappointing, if true.

  • GreenWin

    A Big Surprise for me would be a a consulting contract for preliminary production of E-Cat desalination plant. Tesla Motors would be a good sponsor.

    • Bernie Koppenhofer


      • KD

        But Hot E-Cat is in R&D stage. He have to build working and ready for mass production 1 MW plants, to keep prices low.

  • Barry

    My guess, U.S. partner is going to come out of the closet. Didn’t Rossi say 20 days shipping and 20 days of set up. May 1st + 40 days = 9th of June (It’s a Sunday so make it June 10th).

  • Nixter

    I don’t know what the announcement will be, but my favorite pending development is the Siemens turbine Rossi E-Cat powered Gen-Set, a self contained power generator will eventually garner world wide attention.

    To the unaware public, the device will appear to be impossible magic, even though the contorted and unsettled physics of it all are not yet sorted out, it will be shown running to an unbelieving public. When it is seen making electrical power for several months, calls of, Rossi the “scammer” will transform into, whispers of Dr. Rossi, the “Magician.”

  • Roger Bird

    So, the next time you are asked who is the richest person in the world, you might mention Rossi’s wife. She owns the patent on the E-Cat:

    “Maddalena Pascucci

    “Pascucci is the wife of Andrea Rossi. Her sharp business skills make her a key member of Rossi’s team. The only patent granted so far (In Italy) is granted in her name which means she may be the sole holder of the world’s most expensive Intellectual Property. A commerce graduate, she owns 50% of Leonardo Corporation along with Rossi and is managing the commercial side of the E-Cat business. Pascucci also owns 70% of EFA srl, an Italian based company which manages licences for the E-Cat in Europe.”

    Legally speaking, in a business sense, there could be a case made for Maddalena Pascucci being the most powerful person who ever lived.

    • Linda

      You go girl!

  • Tom59

    What could be the big surprise? The ecat used in the 3rd party test had flanches for mounting onto a pressure vessel. The surprise may be seeing the first run of a steam boiler, heated by several ecats combined and producing an amount of steam useful for a heating a factory or appartment building. A very big surprise would be if the pressure vessle is connected to a Siemens steam turbine generator, producing electricity, but I think this would be the step after.
    But the biggest surprise is in plain sight: a few years after Andrea Rossi started working in a field that was declared dead by the science world, he is at the brink of delivering an industrial apparatus exploiting LENR. He has single-handedly revived the field of cold fusion, created a buzz among us, animated a bunch of competitors to try the same etc – and no taxpayer money involved, no backing from mayor institutions, but on a constant uphill battle. He lost a bit of weight, but is in good health. Plenty of surprise so far!
    Congratulations Andrea Rossi!

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    He opened shipping container and voilà, Tom & Jerry.

  • Sean B is in process of being updated……

    Let’s hope it’s part of a big surprise.

  • Roger Bird

    Here is the WickedPedia account of Andrea Rossi. It is certainly not up to reality, but it is not dreadful either:

    • Fibber McGourlick

      It looks to be somewhere over on the dreadful side. Krivit-rivit may have written it. But who cares when the world is soon to be powered by the E-Cat? Go Rossi.

      • Roger Bird

        I suppose if one were to stand way back and look at Rossi’s record, it doesn’t look all that great. I also notice no attempt by Rossi, in the WickedPedia account, to be fraudulent. But we here are fortunately enough to look really closely, and we get a much different picture.