Both Andrea Rossi and Defkalion are proceeding with tests of their LENR devices. The Swedish publication NyTeknik reports that officials of the Greek government tested DGT’s Hyperion cold fusion device on February 24. The officials were not identified nor was the agency they worked for.
NyTeknik‘s star reporter Mats Lewan stated that bare reactors had been tested with a method called Differential Thermal Analysis. Power and alpha and gamma radiation were also measured. No results of these tests are available and the Greek government has apparently refused to comment.
Interestingly enough Defkalion shut down its popular forum on February 29. In the last forum post the company indicated that the testing is being done by governments but didn’t reveal the governments. From the wording of the post it sounds like the executives at Defkalion like Andrea Rossi are simply fed up with the internet buzz. They also appeared to be upset with some of Lewan’s reporitng. It is possible that CEO Alexandros Xanthoulis and his crew simply don’t have time to keep up with forum posts, something that I as a blogger sympathize with.
Here’s part of what they said:
“Our responsibility is to produce a working prototype for humanity not to satisfy a few curious scientists, journalists, enthusiasts and skeptics. There will be plenty of room for constructive commentary on our final product.”
Apparently Defkalion will not make any more public announcements until they have a product that they can sell to the public. When and if this will happen is anybody’s guess.
NyTeknik also reported that Andrea Rossi apparently conducted another test and demonstration of his ecat hydrogen nickel low energy reaction device on February 20 in Bologna. Swedish scientist Roland Pettersson a retired lecturer in Physical and Analytical Chemistry at Uppsala University apparently attended the test.
Pettersson who was also present at Rossi’s October 6 test said that the technology was much improved. He said the device was more stable and could be booted with one touch of button. This would seem to indicate that Rossi has had to improve his technology. He also told NyTeknik‘s Lewan that he saw a device that contained a few grams of hydrogen gas held in a material which could store them for several months. This would seem to confirm Rossi’s claims that his home ecat will be recharged by a small device rather than use a cylinder of hydrogen gas.
Pettersson apparently saw a prototype of Rossi’s proposed 10 kilowatt home ecat unit. Unfortunately he didn’t say what it would look like.