Mats Lewan of Ny Teknik, the Swedish tech magazine at the forefront of reporting on Rossi’s eCat has an interesting article this morning. It notes the disparity between the recent pronouncement by Defkalion GT’s Alexandros Xanthoulis dissociating the Hyperion from Rossi’s eCat. According to the publication, back in August 5, 2011, Xanthoulis said the following over the phone:
“Let’s say I have the formula of Rossi, but I’m not saying it officially. My scientists found a way to make it. They need three months.”
Rossi has been consistent in his assertion that they have nothing despite the company’s public stance that they had it all and would continue on course with or without him. This is possible, according to Xanthoulos in that same conversation because:
“First of all, the first problem was with 48 hours, that’s for sure. And he had a huge fight with one of my scientists, Mr Hadjichristos, you’ve heard of him most probably, Yiannis, because we were insisting on 48 hours. But we know the problem; we didn’t tell him of course, we know the problem.
I know what he’s got in the reactor, I know everything. It was a spectroscopy (Greek: ‘fasmatoscopy’) made by the university of Siena. It was an equipment made by the University of Siena. It understands everything that’s inside the reactor. So we know the components.”
Ny Teknik: Who did that?
“The University of Siena.
They tried his reactor without him understanding what they did. They checked it and we know what’s in the reactor.
So it’s a matter of two or three months that my scientists can reproduce that, but I’m not going to try it. I’m playing a fair game.
We solved the problem. The problems he’s got, we solved them. Because the problem is that he cannot spread the reaction all over the pipe, and all the heating is concentrated in the middle. So we found the solution.”
(This quote is slightly adjusted for clarity through advice from Defkalion
If this is true, it puts into perspective what Rossi has been saying all along about letting competitors near the system under the guise of testing it. But I wonder. The conversation took place back in August. Are they saying that Rossi gave access to Siena – within shouting distance of Piantelli? That’s a big deal if true. We know that Professor Celani (of INFN) tried to sneak some measurements in spectral mode but could not. Did someone at Siena really succeed? This statement is verifiable by the University. It would be interesting to hear them comment.
The situation – according to Defkalion has completely changed. Following up on the August conversation, Lewan recently got the following from the company:
“So much has changed since August, many minor events and issues have taken place making it hard to tie the story together with a few words of Alex back then. Defkalion is working on exothermic reactions between Nickel and Hydrogen. Our products have completely different technologies (encompassing electronics, engineering, materials) than from Rossi, even [if] we have understood where Rossi has made his mistakes.”
The article is in English and well worth reading in its entirety. There are other gems in there, including the following:
According to reliable sources to Ny Teknik, there are stakeholders who have tried to make commercial agreements with Rossi, and who are now actively seeking opportunities to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in this area.
The scene is perfectly set for Defkalion’s announcement tomorrow. The scriptwriter is working well.
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