Andrea Rossi is planning a new public test and demonstration of his e-cat cold fusion device on October 28. Rossi made the announcement on his blog on October 10. In the same post he said the test will not be public and the mainstream media will not be invited. More information about this should be available next week.

Results of e-cat Test on October 6

This probably means that the four month e-cat demonstration in the US that Rossi had been discussing is probably off. Instead, Rossi seems to be conducting a new round of tests in Bologna. He also seems to be planning to go into production with the e-cat himself and he seems to be seeking help form the public in manufacturing plans.

Rossi stated that licensing issues have come up that have blocked his plans to manufacture or sell e-cats in the US. He said his American partner, AmpEnergo was working on a solution for this problem but did not elaborate. Rossi did not elaborate upon the “licensing issues.”

E-cat Con Artists at Work
If Mr. Rossi didn’t have enough problems he’s dealing with a fraud. Unidentified scam artists have apparently set up a fake website that is taking orders for the e-cat. They call their fraud e-cat ordering and trading system and state that you can order as many e-cats as you want. The price is 300 euros which will presumably disappear into an overseas bank account somewhere.

Here’s Rossi’s response to this fraud:

DO NOT BUY ANY ECAT FROM ANYBODY, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT YET SELLING THE ECATS. WHEN WE WILL SELL THE ECATS WE WILL GIVE DUE INFORMATION, AND THE ORDERS WILL HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED EXCLUSIVELY TO LEONARDO CORPORATION OR TO THE AUTHORIZED DEALERS, OF WHICH WE WILL PUBLISH THE LIST.

So Rossi is preparing to sell e-cats and set up a distribution network. He also said that he has sent his lawyers after the fraudsters behind this website but has not been able to locate them yet.