Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Defkalion and their Hyperion LENR

Here is the official release of Defkalion G.T.G. model of energy generator.

Whether or not it infringes on Andrea Rossi's E-Cat invention will still need to be sorted out.
As said before, Rossi had never given them any information on the details of the E-cat or had given them an actual device. If there is similarity between the E-Cat and the Hyperion, they may have surreptitiously obtained confidential data from Rossi by convert means. 
More to follow on this story.


Wednesday 30th November, 2011Today, and through our company website, Praxen – Defkalion Green Technologies Global has disclosed its current work on Nickel and Hydrogen exothermic reaction using Chemically Assisted Low Energy Nuclear Reactions.

The provided Technical Specifications Sheet is a first preparation of our pre-industrial Hyperion product. This data has been tested with progress made towards the design of a final product ready for market entry in 2012.

Hyperion products will be introduced into the global market with applications for buildings, agriculture and industrial energy needs.

Beyond the completion of the final product with all necessary certificates, our company has three key objectives for 2012:

1. Agreements with companies for exclusive licenses according to country / territory

We have received interest in our license agreements from 850 companies from 60 countries. They have already received an invitation for testing our products on the basis of a license for their country. We expect to sign contracts in 2012 and have already started talks.

2. Third party independent tests for scientific purposes and advancement of theory

Praxen – Defkalion Green Technologies is a strong supporter of LENR technologies globally. Greece can become the global centre for R&D on LENR technologies. We have already received numerous requests from leading scientific authorities, academic institutions and national laboratories from key countries to conduct tests on our products. Our policy is to accept their requests, under agreed protocol, and to allow publication of their findings. The process of agreeing to dates for such tests depends on the availability of our staff and labs, keeping in mind that we run a business, not a technology show room.

3. R&D-based joint venture partnerships with companies in niche market applications

There are many applications that stand alone Hyperion products cannot service. In these cases, we will enter into joint venture agreements with companies that have specialized know-how and technologies in their field, but who will be able to utilize and capitalize on our technology to create entirely new products with ours. Examples of such partnerships have come from interested companies in the fields of marine propulsion, water desalination, off-shore drilling, trains, telecom towers, heavy vehicles, and micro energy sources. These agreements will be consistent with Praxen – Defkalion Green Technologies Global product development and R&D efforts.


Nyteknik has a story on the possibility that Defkalion had very well obtained the Rossi secret.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The officially sanctioned E-Cat website has surfaced

According to Andrea Rossi, the ECAT site has been authorized by Rossi himself to promote the devices and to take preorders on the 1 MW thermal plants. The home units will not be available until 2013.
Again, according to Rossi, the site had been created and maintained by one of Rossi’s partners that is the North European partners. The site is run by a British company Hydrofusion but run by four Swedish entrepreneurs – CEO Magnus Holm, Niclas Sandström who is operations manager in the UK, sales manager Peter La Terra and Stefan Helgesson who is a web strategist.
Magnus Holm has a D.Tech and Niclas Sandström a PhD in elementary particle physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. See the Nyteknik article here.
The site appears well designed and gives credence to the narrative that’s been unfolding in the last several months.
Also in the news, an article on the website which states that globally recognized National Instruments has been signed on to manufacture the control electronics for the E-Cat.
According to the article, N.I. had been contacted by the article’s writer, Sterling Allan to verify this relationship. They had confirmed the fact Andrea Rossi is a customer of theirs but could not comment on any contractual agreement for manufacturing of the controllers. They seemingly acknowledged that there was “something” in the works, but cited that no further information could be made available to the public without the customer issuing a press release.
In recent days it appeared that the same Sterling Allan had attempted to create a website for the Andrea Rossi. There may have been some misunderstanding in the communications between Rossi and Allan as the site was initially accepted by Rossi and then was requested to be taken down.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rossi’s Approach to Commercialization

In reading Rossi’s blog, what seems to be emerging is a multi-step plan for commercialization of the technology.
Firstly, Rossi wants to research and develop electrical power plants. He intends to do this while marketing the first generation 1 MW thermal plants.
Next, he wants to concentrate his efforts in optimizing the manufacturing process for the catalyzers.
As theses first units are all hand built I would imagine that refinements made in manufacturing process would lead to a lower cost per unit.
He envisions selling the electrical power plants immediately followed by selling the household plants.

As the cold winter weather is fast approaching for many in the mid and Eastern portions of the US, any announcement of the E-Cat would be a great interest.
In a recent piece done by NPR, oil prices are expected to spike to an all time record this winter.
The price of crude oil has skyrocketed up 40 percent.
Most of the explanation for the surge in price is due to the overly expanding markets in India and China.
The oil market is tighter and there is a very strong demand for product and there may be some shortages of oil supplies as the cold weather sets in.

It’s a serious situation as people look for any alternatives to keeping warm.
Desperation is rampant as people look for alternatives such as getting space heaters. These can be hazardous if not properly installed with adequate ventilation required to exhaust to CO (carbon monoxide) products.
Natural gas prices are expected to be somewhat lower this year as supplies are good but any unusually cold winter weather would wipe out any savings.

If Andrea Rossi can get the home version of the thermal heating plant out the door as fast as possible, it would be a boon for those of us in colder climes.  

Friday, November 4, 2011

News Organizations Finally Picking up on Andrea Rossi and his Marvelous Invention

Finally, after months of silence, news organizations are "getting with the program" of informing the public of Andrea Rossi and his E-Cat.

Here are some of the most current and interesting news tidbits:

CBS News is getting the picture with this positive article in their SciTech section. claims to be the number 1 source of news and information in the petroleum industry. So anything that would impact their commerce is sure to make news.
I particularly liked the ending comment.
“Needless to say, major industries - coal, oil, nuclear, green, etc. - and economic relationships between nations would be upset by a rapid transition away from increasing costly fossil fuels. What happens to oil in all this is hard to say. Complete transition to nuclear fusion would likely take decades to accomplish. High costs for fossil fuels would be a major incentive, but simply re-provisioning 7 or 8 billion people would be a major job. This would suggest that higher oil prices will remain a factor in our lives no matter what happens with other sources of energy.”

MSNBC had a pretty good story. 

They are linking to a story from Natalie Wolchover of Life’s Little Mysteries.

Wired had a somewhat upbeat piece. had a couple of stories on Rossi and the E-Cat.
This one is a little snide and laced with ridicule.
Then, this article appeared in Slashdot during last Friday's testing with many comments by the readers. 

Surprisingly, many of the technically oriented readers are still skittish on the possibility of coldfusion/LENR.
I think they truly want to believe that it can work, but like so many others, have been burnt from before.
I think it's pretty much epidemic in today's world. We've lost confidence and hope in the possibility of tomorrow.

When I was a kid of the early sixty's there was lots of eagerness to explore the hope and dreams of tomorrow. Many young kids with a scientific bent were experimenting with amateur rocketry during our space race with the Russians. Kids were dreaming of the exciting times ahead.
Walt Disney once said that "if you can dream it you can do it" and that saying resounded in many of us during those times.
We've become so cynical and disbelieving.

What happened to that enthusiasm?

Blame our leaders for this turn of events.
Call me an idealist!

Nevertheless, had a couple of articles on the promise of the E-Cat. One article was written by Mark Gibbs who had also sent articles to Computerworld.
This had immediately followed a somewhat less enthusiastic article by Mark Mills 

Looks like there has been a lot of trepidation on the part of the media on covering this.
Apparently its the lingering fear of ridicule that still remains after 20 years following the Ponds and Fleishman (academically induced) discreditation.
UK's DailyMail has one new article which has a negative slant towards Rossi and the possibility of unlimited energy. They cite previous attempts as hoaxes and reading their banner pretty much sums up their opinion:
"Italian scientist claims he has achieved 'cold fusion' - the only problem is that most physicists think it is impossible"

There's still nothing from science writer Peter Svensson of the Associated Press during his coverage of the October 28th customer testing.
There was rumor that it was purposely squelched from publication with a directive from A.P. chief of their national desk.
The American has more on this.

So, you still don’t believe that the ruling elite has an agenda to try to suppress, detract, subvert, discredit any mention of this revolutionary technology?  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Future Plans, Post Testing Assessment

Rossi indicates that there will be delays in getting the smaller modules certified with the necessary compliances for marketing in the USA and in Europe. They may take an additional 1 to 2 years.
They are only currently ready to sell only the 1 mW plants primarily for steam, hot water and hot air generation for larger industrial needs.
Units have been reportedly sold to customers in the USA and in Europe.
There had been some questions circulating among the readers as to why the plant had never delivered on the promised 1 million watts of thermal energy production.
According to various sources the explanation is that the modules were somewhat unstable when fully pressurized with the hydrogen gas.
Rossi has said many times that there were instability problems in regulating the reaction process when used in a self-sustaining mode of operation. He also maintained that the best (and safest) mode of operations were to take place when the modules are driven with a small amount of external heat energy applied to the core. This is usually accomplished by utilizing the electrical heating resistors incorporated in the catalizer. Rossi had had many accidental explosions when the modules were driven in full self-sustained mode. It appears as though there is some sort of thermal runaway that drives the modules to self destruction.
It was understood that those problems had been rectified in the later designs of the modules. That was the significant reason to increase the output of the modules from the first design and reduce to overall count in the 1 mW plant.
Apparently, there are still some remaining issues with the design. During last Friday's testing, it had been decided, for safety sake, to reduce the hydrogen pressure within the modules. This would still allow for the self-sustained mode of operation but it also had the effect of lowering the overall output of the modules. Consequently, the plant only obtained around half the total expected energy production.