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When could the test results be announced? It is interesting Rossi’s hopeful expectation of the 1MW plant’s ending time from his recent comment to Prof. David H Bailey: “I do not know if at the end of this year of R&D and tests on course we will have positive or negative results.”
Twice he stated that the test phase will end “not before November 2015, not later than February 2016” (January 27th, 2015 at 7:49 PM & February 12th, 2015 at 5:55 AM). This suggests the test began no sooner than November 16th, 2014 (November 1st, 2015 – 350 days) and began no later than January 25th, 2015 (February 29th, 2016 – 400), assuming my math is correct. By this we can conclude the 1MW plant had to be in operation before the switch-over to the four 250 kW E-Cats from the original 110 10kw E-Cats.
A couple of the unknown factors are; how many of the 50 downtime days will have been used by the end of the test and how many days between the end of the test and the actual announcement? Responding to Frank’s questions about using 10kW E-Cats as backups Rossi asserts: “For short reparations it is not necessary to turn on the reserve. That is my safety boat if the ship sinks. This is the strategy.”(August 5th, 2015 at 4:44 PM). To paraphrase, the contractual operating days are not contingent upon when or which E-Cat type is running but only the plant as a whole.
John asked (August 1st, 2015 at 2:55 PM): “…you also stated that the current test with the new configuration of four 250 kW reactors began on Feb 20th. Does this mean that the clock is reset from this date and we should expect the end of the test at a later time than previously communicated?” Rossi’s response: “So far we are on schedule to finish within February 2016, but the term could be delayed: to know when we will finish the tests we return to the issue of the missed delivery of the crystal ball.” This response on the surface could appear to indicate the test would end in February. I believe he meant to say “So far we are on schedule to finish within February 2016 end date range.”
Otherwise this would be in contradiction to his latest comment above to Prof. David H Bailey. In conclusion the starting date, February 20th, of new 250 LT E-Cat could not have reset the operating days of the plant and offset the ending date range he promised.
Is there now any reference to indicate exactly when ‘at the end of this year’ he hopes to end and/or announce the test results? There may be. If you understand Andrea Rossi’s strong religious faith and convictions to give back to this world a special gift, then a specific day may be appropriate. Perhaps a bonus hint he shared with us within a response to my question of his thoughts on a gridless society: “Take your crystal ball from the pet shop, dial on it ‘what to do with an E-Cat in a gridless society’ and get your answer. As a bonus you can also ask about the weather on next Christmas Day.”
Of course this is all speculative and conditional [F9].
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