1. An article was published on the Italians site Social News written by Professor Loris Ferrari of the University of Bologna physics department in which he reviews the past research efforts into cold fusion, and anticipates to a new phase of its study and development. Ferrari, along with other Bologna professors Sergio Focardi, Ennio Bonetti, Enrico Campari, Giuseppe Levi and Mauro Villa will make up a research team looking at Rossi’s E-Cat technology.
From Rossi’s site on Jun 5th:
Q: Do you have a specific date in October when your reactor will be ready or are you just generally targeting October?
A: Last week of October.
Rossi will license to third parties. This would seem to be an approach that would allow for a more speedy proliferation and development of the E-Cat technology; it would mean that established companies with engineering and manufacturing capabilities would be able to bring E-Cat based technologies to market faster than if Rossi’s own companies were to do the development, production and distribution from scratch.
Rossi again demonstrates that he is going to be bound by contracts he has entered into with third parties which require him to keep certain information about the E-Cat confidential. It seems this is the main reason that he thinks the home-based E-Cat technology will take time. He wants to have in place a mechanism to make sure that these devices cannot be back engineered. He has said that they have solved the security problems for industrial E-Cat installations, which should mean that there are no delays in rolling out the first plants, but his answer here indicates that home-based E-Cats will be a longer time coming. He will delay release until he is assured the secret is safe.
When asked if it would be viable to increase the output temperature beyond 500 degrees celsius by feeding one E-Cat into another, he answered,
“Unfortunately I cannot go over 500 Celsius, for intrinsic reasons.”