Andrea Rossi informed the readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics that there may be a new deadline on the third party tests. He said:
“I have been informed today that the third party tests will be completed in the third week of March.”
While this is a disappointment for those following the development of LENR in Andrea Rossi’s labs, it continues to be beyond Rossi’s control. He was told back in November that the testing was completed, and now the evaluators want to repeat some of their tests.
The evaluators also told Rossi that they would release their results in February, and haven’t done so. Andrea Rossi does not elaborate as to whether or not this will interfere with the installation of the first Hot Cat power plant, which was supposed to take place this month.
One has to remember that Rossi’s E-Cat plant devices are the only ones commercially available, although competitors have claimed success. Still, although the E-Cat industrial plants are available, it is still a new technology that has not been widely tested. These third party tests are the first of their kind. Perhaps the members of the testing body, being well aware of the significance of this technology, are being exceptionally cautious. Then again, this may be the norm for third party testing.