Andrea Rossi has apparently broken off his deal with Defkalion. In a press release issued on August 4, Rossi announced that the license and transfer deal that would have transferred his energy catalyzer cold fusion technology to Defkalion and its parent company, Praxen has been cancelled.
Rossi also stated that he had not transferred information about his technology to Defkalion. Defkalion had announced plans to manufacture the E-cat based heating units in Xanthi, Greece. They were also reportedly testing the energy catalyzer in industrial uses and planning to use it for other purposes.
This comes as quite a shock because Rossi had attended a press conference announcing Defkalion’s manufacturing deal on June 23. He had also made plans to unveil the energy catalyzer in Greece. A press release dated July 30 had stated that several prominent scientists including Brian Josephson were going to witness Rossi’s test of a 1 Megawatt e-cat power generator in Xanthi in October. This test has apparently been called off. In the press release clip posted below Rossi seemed happy with Defkalion and did not contradict their statements
The test could be moved to another location such as Rossi’s testing facility in Bologna, Italy, or the facility his Leonardo Corporation operates in Miami, Florida. Rossi had announced previously that the reactors used by Defkalion would be produced in the US and shipped to Greece.
Rossi also denies claims that
e-cat technology has been tested in Greece or transferred to Defkalion. Defkalion executive Alexandros Xanthoulis has stated it was tested in Greece in industrial purposes. Rossi does not explain these claims or state what was tested in Greece.
Nothing about this breakup has been reported on Defkalion’s website. Defkalion is apparently still in business and planning to market its Hyperion heating unit later this year. This could mean that Defkalion has another power source it can use or a fusion process of its own.
This means that the only company currently licensed to use Rossi’s technology which he has patented in Italy is the American company AmpEnergo. It is unknown how this deal would affect AmpEnergo.
It is also not known if Francesco Piantelli’s announcement that he has applied for three cold fusion patents of his own affected this breakup. Paintelli is the University of Bologna Physicist who started the research that Rossi’s work is based upon. Piantelli has formed his own company Nichenergy and announced that he is developing his own cold fusion power unit.
The Press Release is posted below, this is a Google translation so there are mistakes.
PRESS RELEASE :
Bologna-Rome (Italy) August 4th 2011
EFA- Energia da Fonti Alternative srl, the Italian Company through which the rights for the production of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat were granted to Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies LTD, publicly announces that the License and Technology Transfer Agreement between the two companies has been recently terminated. All business relationships with Praxen , the Cyprus based company that owns the Greek company Defkalion Green Technologies S.A., have been cancelled and asof today neither Praxen nor Defkalion, nor any other Greek company whatsoever holds any rights for the production of the E-Cat or for any other exploitation of Andrea Rossi’s technology.
Furthermore Andrea Rossi and EFA announce that no information, nor industrial secret, nor any technology whatsoever has been neither transferred, nor disclosed, neither to Praxen, nor to Defkalion, nor to any other Greek company whatsoever and currently Andrea Rossi and EFA are not planning to deal with any other project in Greece.
Not one single test, of the many demonstrations of the E-Cat technology held around the world, has ever been done in Greece and no E-Cat has ever been brought, produced, or assembled in the territory of the Hellenic Republic: so not only the technology is still fully owned by Andrea Rossi’s company, Leonardo Corporation, but it still remains a well-preserved industrial secret.
Any declaration or public announcement of third parties claiming possession of rights on the E-Cat technology and/orindustrial knowledge of said technology, as well as any statement of third parties in conflict with the above facts shall be considered a fake and treated as misleading information.
Andrea Rossi is the inventor of the “Method and Apparatus for carrying out Nickel and Hydrogen Exothermal reactions” (known to the general public as E-Cat) for which international patent demand no. WO2009/125444 is pending and Italian Patent office has already been issued on April 6th, 2011 the final patent no. 0001387256.
EFA Energia da Fonti Alternative s.r.l. is incorporated in Italy.
Leonardo Corporation is incorporated in New Hampshire, USA.