One of the most interesting things on the new Defkalion Green Technologies (DGT) web site is a white paper that gives an overview of the company’s technology and its business plan. It appears that they have carefully thought out how to introduce and proliferate their E-Cat-based technology which will be marketed under the brand name Hyperion. Reading through the white paper some key points regarding the manufacturing and distribution of E-Cat based technology emerge:
DGT have dual production strategy that is designed to protect the industrial secret. They will operate factories will assemble the Hyperion devices, and also sublicense to other manufacturers who will do the same. They will, however, keep separate the manufacturing of the the “black box” E-Cat reactors which will contain Andrea Rossi’s industrial secret. The black boxes will be presumably sealed before they are sent to the Hyperion device manufacturers. This is apparently the deal that DGT and Rossi have come up with to keep the trade secret secure. (I read somewhere, but can’t find it now, that each black box will be able to be monitored using cellular communication technology)
There will initally be three factories for assembling Hyperion devices in Xanthi, in northern Greece. The first factory is already being prepared, and will have the capacity to produce 300,000 units anually; a second factory will also be built in be double the size of the first and will be built in 2012. The third Xanthi factory will belong to Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies, a separate, but related company from DGT which has the right to build the “black box” reactors and supply them to the Hyperion manufacturers.
DGT will produce a range Hyperion devices to meet various energy requirements, and these devices will produce only heat. However, DGT will be selling “total package” devices which will incorporate third party technology “such as steam turbines and micro-steam turbines, Rankin new generation CHP” to allow for the production of electricity as well as heat.
DGT will have the rights to manufacture, sublicense and sell its Hyperion products in all parts of the world except for the Americas. Andrea Rossi has provided the rights for his E-Cat technology in North and South America to Ampenergo.
DGT is set up to allow for rapid proliferation of its technology while maintaining control. They emphasize that they will sublicense to companies on condition that products are sold for a fixed price and DGT receive a fixed royalty. Regarding granting exclusive national rights to companies they say, “National exclusivity depends on the country since the larger the country is, the more difficult it will be to meet the expected large demand from the onset.”
The company recognizes one of the biggest hurdles they face is initial acceptance of their technology as being a legitimate energy solution. The recent news conference (not yet available in English) has barely made a ripple in world news sources. One may think that an energy source like this should be front page news, but at present that is not the case. DGT recognize that they are claiming something that is considered impossible:
“We face daunting challenges in delivering secure, affordable, sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy production to support a precarious globally economy. The successful growth remains critically dependent upon public demand, which stems from public education and awareness. Educating the public is necessary for people to understand and accept this new energy.”
Even if they can finally convince people of the reality of their claims there are other challenges ahead of the company — not least the precarious state of Greece’s current economic and political climate. With social unrest and economic uncertainty in Greece it may be hard to launch this new industry. However, if the company can show it has a revolutionary product to introduce, it could make all the difference to the nation and its creditors and help turn the corner in Greece’s current crisis.