A new post appeared today on Andrea Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physicis written by Christos Stremmenos, former professor of physics at the University of Bologna, and a former board member of Defkalion Green Technologies (DGT).
Stremmenos states that he was responding to DGT’s recent interview with Peter Gluck and says that his purpose for speaking out is two-fold: to defend the dignity of LENR/Cold Fusion, and to set the record straight regarding his involvement with cold fusion, Andrea Rossi and DGT.
Stremmenos accuses DGT of making sweeping generalizations, and groundless statements about their work which he notes has never been publicly demonstrated. He feels this is unfair in the light of the importance of LENR technology. He then goes on to provide a detailed chronicle of his dealings in the field of cold fusion, starting with his work in the early 1990s at the University of Bologna in trying to replicate the work of Pons and Fleischmann.
According to Stremmenos, Andrea Rossi’s involvement with DGT began when Greek economist Alex Xanthoulis came with two other people to Bologna to test a small E-Cat reactor. He writes:
Test and relevant calorimetric measurements were entirely performed, under Rossi’s vigilant eye, by J. Hatzihristos and G. Sorticos, who had accompanied Xanthoulis. Subsequently, in the midst of the usual enthusiasm for the test, a date was set for the following month, November 2010, for signing the contract in Athens between the brand-new ad hoc corporation “Defkalion GT”, and EFA, the firm holding the territorial rights for Europe over Rossi’s invention.
Stremmenos states that the contract involved payments to Rossi’s Leonardo Corp. in two phases, neither of which was paid by DGT, and after months of negotiations the agreement between Leonardo and DGT was terminated by Rossi.
Stremmenos does not comment about any of DGT’s activities since the split with Leonardo, and they have been publicly reporting about their continued business and research activities, although as yet we haven’t heard a report from any of the third parties who were invited earlier this year to do testing of Hyperion technology in Athens. DGT will be presenting at the International Conference on Cold Fusion in Korea next month, so there may be more of an idea of the state of affairs at the company then.
In the past, public statements from Stremmenos have been countered by statements from DGT, and I would not be surprised to see a response to this post published by Defkalion in the near future.