Taking risks has never been problematic for Andrea Rossi. In fact it seems as though he has been taking chances and risks ever since the inception of his E-Cat fusion technology. And he is doing it again. Many would have settled for the third party reviews, especially since such were offered on several occasions and by respected scientists, but not Rossi. He has shown himself to be the man of principle since the inception of the notion of E-Cat fusion. There have been quite a few things that he said he was going to adhere to and he has done just that. One of such things has been his refusal to allow his Energy Catalyzer to undergo any peer reviews. Even prior to the unveiling of the 1 MW plant on October 28 he had been saying that that demonstration would be the last one that would be open to outsiders. From then on it the tests and demos would be done only for the customers, and he has not let up so far. Quite a few believe that this is where he is losing out, as he would be able to go so much further if it was not for his stubbornness. He on the other hand believes that such a move would only slow him down by getting him and E-Cat fusion bogged down in all the bureaucracy. So he has chosen the public over the scientific circles.
And now he is taking risks again, as he has gone ahead with the robotization of the production line for his units for the masses (he needs one million of pieces produced and he wants these units to be as cheap as they can possibly be, hence the robotization), instead of certifying his technology first and then work on the factory of his. He “is taking risks,” he says, but he believes that “a robotized line is also reprogrammable for the particulars…” but he has no time to waste, as “a delay would cost more than a modification.”