I have been wondering if there would be any response from Defkalion to recent charges launched by former members of Defkalion Europe that the June 2013 public demonstration was flawed, and that since that time questions about flow calorimetry had not been resolved (see this earlier article on E-Cat World) In addition to the article published by Mats Lewan, an interview with Franco Cappiello, the former managing director of Defkalion Europe, has been published on the Italian Nextme.it site. In the Interview Cappiello in which he too expresses strong dissatisfaction with the Defkalion testing protocol, and the way in which Defkalion has dealt with the situation by not responding to requests for help to resolve the unanswered questions. Cappiello raises the possibility that Defkalion could have acted with criminal intent, and states that there will be a ‘legal aftermath.’
Defkalion Green Technologies today published the following statement on its web site:
SUBJECT: MATS LEWAN & LUCAS GAMBERALE REPORTS “DEFKALION DEMO PROVEN NOT TO BE RELIABLE”.
DEFKALION HAS EVALUATED THE SITUATION, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE POSSIBLE HIDDEN INTERESTS AND AGENDAS BEHIND SUCH REPORTS AND INTERVIEWS, THAT ONLY SHOW PARTIALLY AND SELECTAVLY OUR POSITION.
DEFKALION WILL CONTINUE “BUSINESS AS USUAL” AS A PRIVATE COMPANY REPRESENTING ONLY ITS OWN INTEREST AND THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC ACCORDING TO OUR VISION.
It sounds like there will be no attempt (in public at least) to respond to any of the technical issues raised by Gamberale and Cappiello, but they seem intent on pursuing their business strategy in bringing their Hyperion technology to market.
UPDATE: Romanian physicist and cold fusion advocate Peter Gluck has published a recent interview with Defkalion CEO Alex Xanthoulis regarding the recent developments mentioned above. The interview can be read here: http://egooutpeters.blogspot.de/2014/05/interview-with-ceo-of-defkalion-green.html There’s not a great deal of new information here, but Xanthoulis mentions that Luca Gambarale broke an NDA in going public with his criticisms of Defkalion. He also states that Gamberale, after doing tests with Defklalion signed for the purchase of shares, but did not attend the livestreamed demo performed on June 23, citing sickness. Following the demo he requested a meeting with various people. Xanthouslis states:
My question to him was why he accepted the Defkalion Shares, why he made the Italian presentation and why he brought the subject up when we could not repeat the same test together because of our departure schedule. I have never received any answer to the above also to why he excluded Mr. Xadjichristos from that meeting.
Due to shortage of time and since all the questions were on the calorimetry, I suggested to send him test that were conducted without calorimetry. These tests were delayed to be sent due to my health problems at that time. However they were actually sent one month later. In fact this information was sent two times and although this information was strictly confidential we never received further questions or any answers.
So I was shocked when I saw published a test of Mr. Gamberale that was never conducted together with us to prove his position. Although a strict NDA was signed by Mr. Gamberale with a very high penalty clause in the case of a breach.