Defkalion plans to Unveil LENR device in August
Defkalion Green Technologies is planning to unveil an improved version of its low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology at the National Instruments NI Week corporate conference in August. The company’s CEO Alex Xanthoulis made that revelation to Pure Energy Systems’ Sterling D. Allan in an interview last week.
Defklaion seems to have made a lot of progress with its Hyperion LENR technology if claims made to Allan by Xanthoulis and his colleague Symeon Tsalikoglou can be believed. The Greek company which has relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, has also gone much farther in commercializing LENR than any other organization if these assertions are correct.
Xanthoulis said that Defkalion has been approached by 450 different companies interested in licensing its technology. Unfortunately, neither he nor Tsalikoglou named any of these companies. They also claimed that they are working out license agreements with 20 companies but didn’t name any of those organizations either. They did claim that one of these companies is one of the largest auto manufacturers in Europe. That might be FIAT which is based in Italy where Defkalion has a research facility. FIAT currently owns Chrysler one of the Big Three American automakers.
The two did reveal an impressive list of industries that they want to adapt LENR technology to. These include:
- Oceanic Shipping
- Satellites (They didn’t specify whether they would use LENR to power satellites or the rockets that put them in orbit)
- Industrial Boilers
- Manufacture of Metals
- Tire Manufacture
- Central Heating Systems for Cities
- Desalination of Water
Xanthoulis said that Defkalion is planning to develop an LENR power source for ships themselves. This would allow them to get both naval contracts and commercial shipping. He said that Defkalion’s device could reduce the cost of fueling a 20,000 ton cargo ship from $20,000 (€15,380) to $500 (€384.50) a day. That would significantly reduce shipping costs and the costs of many goods including food for average people. Xanthoulis claimed the technology would not be used for military purposes something I’m skeptical of since the ship and airplane power sources seem tailor made for military contracts. My guess is that his idealism will vanish the minute a big defense contractor shows up with a checkbook.
The cost of generating a kilowatt-hour of electricity with Defkalion’s process is currently estimated at 0.35¢ (€0.27) an hour, the CEO said. He also said that it would cost $300 (€230.70) to provide heat and electricity to a 6,000 square foot (550 square meters) home for six months with one of Defkalion’s home units.
The only schedule the two would give for production was the first six months of 2014. They also claimed that an unidentified US company had tested their technology for six months and found it generated no harmful radiation. The units are currently generating temperatures of between 350 and 500 degrees Celsius lower than Andrea Rossi’s claims. It has gone up to 860 degrees Celsius (hot enough to create steam for power generation in at least one test.
The current plan is for Defkalion to unveil its reactor at the NI Week Conference held by the American technology company National Instruments in Austin, Texas, in August. It was at last year’s conference that Francessco Celani publicly demonstrated his LENR technology. National Instruments’ CEO Dr. James Truchard has been a strong advocate of LENR for many years.
In other news Defkalion has completely redesigned and revamped its website. Xanthoulis said the company now has a laboratory up and running in Vancouver and has twenty people employed there. He didn’t reveal any pictures of the lab.
The lack of evidence makes it hard to believe these claims but it sounds encouraging. Hopefully the team at Defkalion will show us some solid evidence real soon.
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