The information published about their Hyperion products yesterday by Defkalion Green Technologies, and the NyTeknik article the day before has elicited a response from Andrea Rossi. On his Journal of Nuclear Physics site, Rossi writes:
WARNING: SOMEBODY IS ON THE ROAD SAYING THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED IN STEALING OUR TECHNOLOGY ( WHOSE PATENT HAS BEEN GRANTED IN ITALY AND IS PENDING IN THE WORLD) AND ARE TRYING TO SELL A MOCK UP SAYING IT IS AN UPGRADED COPY OF THE E-CAT. ATTENTION: NOBODY HAS EVER COPIED OUR TECHNOLOGY. PROBABLY THIS IS A STUNT AIMED TO COLLECT MONEY FROM UNCAUTIOUS BUYERS. WE JUST WANT TO MAKE EVERYBODY WELL CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT WE ARE TOTALLY UNRELATED TO ANY PRODUCT THAT HAS NOT BEEN SPECIFICALLY MARKED BY US AND THAT HAS NOT OUR CERTIFICATION. AT THE MOMENT OUR E-CATS ARE FOR SALE ONLY FOR WHAT CONCERNS 1 THERMAL MW PLANTS, BECAUSE THE 10 KW E-CATS ARE NOT YET CERTIFIED.
Defkalion’s press release and technical specification sheet do not mention Andrea Rossi, nor E-Cat technology, and of course they are not publicly stating that they stole technology from Andrea Rossi. NyTeknik did quote DGT President Alexandros Xanthoulis as saying back in August that he knew “everything” about Rossi’s reactor through spectrocity done (apparently unbeknownst to Rossi) at the University of Siena.
There are still many questions surrounding both Rossi’s and Defkalion’s products, and the dispute between the two parties looks like it will persist while both are trying to succeed in bringing their technologies into the marketplace. At the moment it would seem that Rossi has the advantage in that he has produced physical products which have been tested and observed by third parties who have published test data, and he has evidently succeeded in selling power plants (although the secret nature of the first customer makes those sales hard to verify). So far we have heard from no one outside of the Defkalion organization who has tested a working Hyperion product or reported having seen one working
In the final analysis it will be working products in the real world that will convince the world of the reality of LENR/Cold Fusion technology — once that is established, as with any technology, whoever has the best products and services will win out in the marketplace.h
UPDATE: Defkalion GT has responded to a newly published article by NyTeknik entitled “Defkalion shows specs but no technology” In the response, Alexandros Xanthoulis made some clarifications to information previously reported by NyTeknik.
Here are some excerpts from the article:
“Regarding the earlier claim from Defkalion about the knowledge of what’s inside Rossi’s reactor, Defkalion has now clarified that the spectroscopy was performed at the University of Padua (not Siena), where this analysis actually was performed, commisioned by Rossi.
The results of this measurement was published by Rossi and Focardi in their paper from 2010, describing the technology.
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UPDATED 2 (Dec 1): In an interview with Ny Teknik, Alexandros Xanthoulis, representing the owners of Defkalion, stated that:
– Defkalion started to think of developing its own technology in July 2011.
– 12 Hyperion prototypes are now running.
– The factory of 11,000 square meters in Xanthia will be ready in four months.
– The Defkalion lab will be transferred to a 2,500 square meter lab at the Xanthia location in a few weeks.
– 19 license agreements have been made.
– No money has yet been transfered. Interested companies will pay 500,000 Euros in an escrow account before testing a final product. Half of the license fee of 40.5 million Euros should be be paid at delivery of know-how, and the remaining part after ten days of operation of a factory producing Hyperion products.
– 27 scientists work in-house at Defkalion”
– A total of 40 people are employed at Defkalion.