A report of the independent scientific review of the National Cold Fusion Institute will be released Jan. 8.

That's when the next meeting of the State Energy/Fusion Advisory Council is scheduled.The review was originally scheduled to be released Dec. 15. "The report of the four reviewers has not been received in its entirety and the state committee desires time to study the report before making a public statement," said Fritz G. Will, director of the National Cold Fusion Institute, in a released statement.

"The delay in furnishing this statement should not be construed as meaning the review has a negative undertone. In fact, the remarks of the reviewers are, with respect to the technical programs performed at the institute, complimentary and positive."