Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi have developed a device that promises to be a source of incredibly cheap heat for homes and offices. This technology, called cold fusion, stands to create an energy revolution on a global scale. But, how did Rossi get to this point? Much of this information is taken from an interview he did with an Italian online magazine.
Rossi has had help on the home front. At one time, Rossi’s energy company was subject to numerous lawsuits, all of which were dropped. But, even though he was acquitted of any charges, he felt that his reputation had been compromised. Other scientists and competitors are quick to bring up the charges at every chance they get, even though the charges were dropped.
His answer to this problem has been to put his wife in charge of all administrative and monetary aspects of his work. She is an economist, and Rossi depends on her to protect what he calls his “Achilles heel”. She controls the fiscal, administrative, social, and media aspects of the business, while Rossi himself controls the scientific and technical aspects. They have been married for 20 years.
He and his wife live in Miami, Florida. Although his English is limited, Rossi does try to read in English as often as possible to improve his English language skills. He prefers to dine at home, where he, his wife, or his mother-in-law share cooking chores.
Rossi travels a great deal between Miami, Italy, Asia, Australia, and Africa. He says the jet lag is a major problem for him because he never has a chance to recover. He, therefore, sleeps when he gets sleepy, and eats only once a day. He admits to having “sleep attacks” due to his constant state of jet lag. Neither sleeping pills nor caffeine seem to affect him.
Rossi says that he expects that he will build a plant in Sweden, and another in Italy. He is Italian, and with 3 generations of Italian entrepreneurs in his bloodline, he simply must work in Italy.
When asked about future studies in cold fusion, Rossi expressed a concern about the work ethic of many young scientists. He said that the development of the E-Cat has taken a huge amount of time, of 16 hour days for years. His observations are that young people will work very hard – for a period of time. Then they expect success. If they don’t gain success after a certain period of time, their dedication evaporates and they move on.
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