Mats Lewan Publishes 'An Impossible Invention' — Book about Rossi and the E-Cat

I was pleased to discover today that Mats Lewan, Swedish journalist for NyTeknik magazine and blogger, has now added to his repertoire by publishing a full length book titled ‘An Impossible Invention: The true story of the energy source that could change the world’.


Mats Lewan is well known to people following the E-Cat story, as he is one of the first (and few) journalists writing for a major media publication who has investigated seriously the work of Andrea Rossi, and has covered the story from its beginnings.

The book is available in paper and ebook formats at, and is available in English and Swedish — which in my mind is a terrific achievement for a book hot off the press. Mats Lewan is impressively fluent in Swedish, Italian and English.

I have only learned about this in the past couple of hours, so have not read the book — but just browsing through the information and the site, and reading some of the sample chapter, I think it is going to be essential reading for serious students of the E-Cat and those following Andrea Rossi’s work. I will certainly be purchasing a copy.

Here’s a short sample from chapter 1:

I had tried for weeks to create a mental picture of the man, this strange Italian who seemed to have invented, or perhaps one should say discovered, an unparalleled source of energy with the potential to change the world. Literally the whole world. I had not met him, only heard his energetic voice on the phone a few times and seen a couple of short video clips from a presentation of his invention in Bologna on January 14, 2011—the presentation that led me to this remarkable story. Without deep thought I had imagined him as a typical clichéd inventor. You recall the movie ‘Back to the Future?’ Something of that sort, aside from Christopher Lloyd’s bushy white hair: a little manic and on edge, with an intense but somewhat distracted look in his eyes. Obviously this had little or nothing to do with the man standing before me on that cold and snowy afternoon, February 3, 2011. We stood at the entrance to the editorial offices of the newspaper Ny Teknik in central Stockholm, where I had worked as a journalist for more than ten years. No evasive look. On the contrary, facing me was a relaxed man in his 60s with lively eyes and a friendly smile, dressed in a gray jacket and a dark overcoat.

“Buongiorno!” Andrea Rossi said, extending a friendly right hand, easy and relaxed. In his left hand he held a copy of Ny Teknik in which we had published, the day before, a major feature interview of him and his scientific advisor Professor Sergio Focardi, with a photo of both men. Almost a comical pair: Rossi’s slightly lanky but vigorous frame and steady gaze, his arm around Focardi, a head shorter and a bit chubby. Focardi’s wondering eyes looked out from behind dark brown, horn-rimmed glasses with classic ‘50s cut and thick lenses.

That’s the opening of the book — high quality writing, in my opinion. I have been in touch with Mats and plan to interview him about the book in the near future. Congratulations to Mats on this new publication — and a sincere thanks to him for covering this important topic in depth over the years. I hope the book will get widely read.