According to Andrea Rossi, the eCat is now breaking the 1,000 C barrier and although we might have to wait an indeterminate time for domestic certification, at least the secret 1MW plant customers are happy. The building of the secret eCat factory continues apace and the secret partners are helping him innovate the secret process he can’t talk about but is happy to announce.
If you are new to this party, I would not blame you for thinking that eCat News is a den of negativity, but here’s the truth. I retain hope over experience that the eCat will deliver us the energy revolution we desperately need. If you doubt the honesty of this site, pick a handful of articles written over the months of last summer, autumn and winter or even into this spring and you will see that I was doing my best to fight off what I saw as disinformation and FUD from the toughest sceptics determined to pull the house down. I deliberately gave them their lead because I felt that their tactics would be more transparent when seen through a single window. As a hopeful sceptic myself (I felt there was enough smoke to warrant checking for fire but not to believe without seeing) I also felt they were an annoying necessity lest we close our minds to being wrong.
It is with a heavy heart that I find it ever harder to argue against them and although their certainty grates on me, the longer this goes on without Andrea Rossi delivering something concrete, the greater the likelihood there never was anything in the first place. I am not there yet. It is hard to believe all those people close to him have been fooled. The waters AR is swimming in are truly filled with sharks and the argument that he should operate by their rules is risible. So far, that argument has taken him a long way but it is wearing thin.
If he or Defkalion suddenly pulls the cat from the bag, no words from any sceptic will make a blind bit of difference and this period of frustration will be history. For now, however, I believe the sceptics are winning the argument. Thankfully, the aggregate evidence for LENR (as an unexplained heat effect) is more substantial and the cloud of derision the researchers often work under is beginning to slowly lift.
As always, I appreciate the continued comments and assure readers that I will report with absolute honesty whenever something of substance comes from the eCat or Defkalion camps, even if I do not like what that is. Unfortunately, I am not happy to report the recent succession of spiraling claims and urge the two companies to think again if they care for their public image. There is a small army out there waiting to support you but only if you start delivering what you promised. The clock is ticking.
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