I found the ground of your discussion that Why E-Cat Is a Hoax. by Sadri Hassani
Calling something energy catalysis (E-Cat), low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), or condensed matter nuclear science (CMNS) cannot hide the fact that the idea is simply the same cold fusion announced to the press in March 1989. As cold fusion was notoriously debunked by the scientific community in the 1990s (Close 1991; Huizenga 1994; Taubes 1993; see also David W. Ball’s article in this issue), new names such as these popped up to conceal the true identity of the idea. The underlying physics on which all these processes are based is nuclear fusion. (To grasp the absurdity of the claims, it helps to have a nodding familiarity with the basics of nuclear interactions; I discuss those in the sidebar accompanying this article.)
From this discussion and discussion in LENR forum, I think that most researchers have not understood the difference between FPE and Cold Fusion. Cold Fusion is a science based on the mechanism of Cold Fusion
but FPE just happened under the electrolysis condition in D2O.
So I insist that E-CAT is real but it is based on FPE and need to be improved with the proper mechanism of Cold Fusion.
But most reactor is based on FPE for now, so all of the researcher must think on the mechanism of Cold fusion by themselves. I insist that Ross-E-CAT is not an fake but it is not the cold fusion but FPE.
I sent this information to Sadri Hassani who is professor emeritus of physics at Illinois State University.