Robert Godes, “Understanding how LENR works will enable us to be first.”
This from our most reliable source, pesn. However, Godes’ case is that though Rossi has claimed the sale of a 1Mw plant, delivery has not been confirmed. Further he has hardly released a commercial product — or even proven conclusively that he has a technology.
Defkalion has made high promises, but hasn’t been the greatest at delivering. They did promise formal reports from their 7 independent sources by the end of April, but, well, you know. Defkalion’s plans to license the ability to create their product doesn’t leave me feeling like they’ll be commercial any year soon.
While Brillouin (http://brillouinenergy.com) does have a very crisp air of scientific validity to them, I haven’t been able to find publication of their independent validation either. (They claim that Los Alamos National Laboratories and SRI have validated their work.) However, it would appear that they don’t even have something that resembles a manufacture-ready prototype. So if Brillouin proves to be first it’ll be because the other guys have either been shoveling it to us real bad, or bumped into a whole lot of issues. That said, maybe Brillion will be brave enough to provide “the proof”.
In conclusion, if Rossi really has a small unit in the hands of UL, and if UL doesn’t throw a mighty wrench in the system, and if Rossi really has developed a team of robots to build the things, and if … then Rossi is very likely to be first. However Rossi and “if” are well familiar with each other.