It seems that Andrea Rossi is focused on the tests of his new high temperature E-Cat, and has provided a few interesting details in response to questions on his JONP site. Here are some recent Q&As on the topic.
Q: Does it start with the same time of the the “first” ecat or is it more faster to began to work? A: Faster
Q: Does it uses the same quantity of Ni/H? A: Less
Q: Do you think it still can work for 6 month with one recharge or the new version “burns” NI/H faster? A: Yes
Q: Are the “ashes” still composed with 30% copper or something’s changed? A: Changed
Q: Do you think this new product will require a different certification from the “old” version? A: Yes
Q: When the new product will be released, this will replace the first version or do you think you’ll sell both products: A: No: they have different purposes
The very important target right now is to stabilize reliably the reactor that works at 600 Celsius. We are very close.
From what Rossi says here, there has been some refinement in the E-Cat process going on, making more power with even less fuel is remarkable, since there was barely any being used before. Rossi has said previously that the new configuration has come about because his team now understands why previous versions were unstable at higher temperatures, so it seems that the knowledge of the process involved is growing.
Some people have commented that the current state of cold fusion research is like the early days of personal computing. We look back at early computers and laugh at how primitive and weak those first machines were — but at the time they were truly cutting edge, advanced pieces of technology. Today’s computing is of course light years ahead of were we were just few decades ago, and we could well see a similar trajectory in LENR research. With Rossi’s reported progress here, however, the rate of advancement could be even faster.