Photographs and test data leaked from a recent third party test of Andrea Rossi’s ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device indicate that the inventor has radically redesigned the technology. The same pictures and data could also make it easier for others to replicate Rossi’s results.

Pictures released with the first paper show a much smaller ecat assembly it appears to be about the width of a broom handle. It also only appears to be less than a foot long. The smaller size could indicate greater energy density, it could also be easier to replicate and utilize in commercial devices.

The pictures along with the conclusion of the paper’s author that the ecat was releasing amounts of energy that could not be generated by any known chemical process seem to verify Rossi’s ecat claims. Pure Energy Systems’ Sterling Allen reported that the paper was based on tests done for 32 days at an unidentified Swiss laboratory.

Even more exciting news comes from the release or leak of a second paper entitled Analysis of Two Types of Nickel Powder. Our friend Hank Mills over at Pure Energy Systems believes that magnified photographs of nickel powder contained in the report could help researchers duplicate Rossi’s technology.

Mills thinks that comparisons of old and new powder Rossi is using could show how the improved ecat works. Among other things it might to whatever nanotechnology Rossi is using to modify the powder to increase its power. Mills thinks that researchers might be able to copy Rossi’s work by simply duplicating the crystal formations of the nickel grains. This might point Rossi’s so-called catalyst or secret sauce that makes Ecat work.

Mills also speculated that lithium could be the catalyst or secret sauce in ecat. If that’s true it could be fairly easy to duplicate the catalyst because Lithium is a fairly common element. Among other things it is the main ingredient in the batteries used in electric cars like the Tesla and in laptops. One reason why Elon Musk is building his Gigafactory battery production facility in Northern Nevada is that there is a large lithium mine in the area.

Hopefully our friends over at the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project and other researchers such as Francessco Celani, Robert Godes, Michael McKubre, Mitchell Swartz and Peter Hagelstein will try and put Mills’ claims to the test. This might help push the commercialization of LENR by providing more data that can be accessed through open sourced efforts.

The paper is questionable though because it mentions transmutation of copper and it is in Swedish a language I don’t read. Interestingly enough the paper was written by Swen Kullander who was involved in the last ecat test.

One thing is certain though if the LENR genie is not out of the bottle out yet it soon will be. That of course raises the question why these documents are being leaked at this time?

My guess is that Rossi and his backers or associates at the Swedish Utility Elforsk and the American investment fund Cherokee Partners are going to start looking for investors. To get investment capital they’re going to need to be able to prove their claims. One of the best and cheapest means of doing this is having a competitor replicate your results.

Another reason might be that Rossi is afraid to be one of his competitors such as Celani or Brillouin’s Robert Godes is about to announce something big. Rossi might be positioning himself to take advantage of that. It looks like things are about to change soon.