Defkalion Reveals Plans and Preview of Device
A second company Greece’s Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies Global has unveiled a cold fusion device that it plans to sell commercially. On November 30, PDFs containing a press release and specifications of a device it calls the Hyperion KW series were posted at the company’s website.
The device is not actually for sale yet but pictures of it and a specifications sheet were made available. The device uses what Defkalion calls Nickel and Hydrogen Exothermic reaction using Chemically Assisted Low Energy Nuclear Reaction to generate heat. The specifications sheet states that the heat would be in the KW (kilowatt range) but does not say what the range is. Some media outlets are reporting this is 5 kilowatts but I could not find that in the spec sheet.
The specifications state the device would generate temperatures of around 315 centigrade which would seem to indicate that it is a water heater. It could presumably be used as a household heating unit as well.
The press release states that the specifications are for a preindustrial product that Defkalion plans to launch in 2012. It didn’t say when in 2012 the devices would be sold but did say that Hyperion products for buildings, agriculture and industrial energy needs would be made available. The device would apparently be a nickel-hydrogen cold fusion reactor similar to Andrea Rossi’s e-cat.
The specification sheet mentions four models C & D which would contain one reactor and A&B which would contain nine reactors. The reactor would be charged by an electric charging element that would reach 1050 centigrade in temperature. It would also include chemically preheated charging element which would presumably be the same as the catalyst used in Andrea Rossi’s e-cat.
Earlier this week the Swedish publication NyTeknik revealed that Defaklion boss Alexandros Xanthoulis told its reporter Mats Lewan that his company had Rossi’s secret catalyst formula. Interestingly enough Lewan said Xanthoulis said had made the revelation in August shortly after Defkalion’s deal with Rossi fell through. Lewan did not say why he waited until November to say this.
Lewan also reported that Xanthoulis said that he had learned the formula by having an e-cat examined by spectrograph at the University of Sienna in Italy. The University of Sienna is where Franceso Piantelli the physicist who made the initial discoveries that led to nickel hydrogen cold fusion used to work. Piantelli used to work with Sergio Focardi who is now assisting Rossi with his work.
Defkalion had a licensing deal with Rossi over the summer but Rossi broke it off. Rossi has threatened to sue Defkalion because it didn’t live up to its agreement.. It is unclear if or when Rossi will file suit. It could be that he thinks Defkalion has stolen his technology. Defkalion executives have accused of Rossi of using their technology in e-cat. They have also expressed support for Rossi in public statements.
At a press conference on June 23 in Athens Xanthoulis made statements that seemed to claim his company had a working cold fusion device. He even claimed that it had been tested in the cement and food processing industries but provided no evidence. A video clip of the press conference which featured Rossi and Xanthoulis is shown above. Unfortunately it’s in Greek.
The press release also reveals Defkalion’s plans for 2012 they are:
- Put Hyperion into production
- Get all the necessary paperwork to bring the device to market done.
- Sign contracts for licensing agreements the press release states that the company has been contacted by 850 companies in 60 countries that are interested in licensing e-cat. None of the companies are named.
- Conduct third party independent tests of Hyperion technology. It did not say who the third parties would be or what the level of testing would be. The press release did state that Defkalion will allow publication of their findings. It also said the company has received requests from scientific authorities, national laboratories, and academic institutions that want to test its technology. None of these institutions is named. The tests would be done at Defaklion’s facilities in Greece on dates it determined.
- Enter into R&D based joint ventures with companies in other industries to develop other uses for LENR technology. The press release stated the company had heard from companies in the railroad, telecom, shipbuilding, water desalination, off-shore drilling, heavy vehicle and micro-energy source (presumably generator) industries that are interested in its technology. Not one of these companies is named either.
Once again Defkalion has made big claims but has not presented any proof of them. Unlike Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation it has yet to demonstrate a working device to the public.
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