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'E-cat': Here is the Greek energy box
A box measuring 22x18x14 inches to help Greece and the world. That’s the new energy box Hyperion – based on the energy catalyzer invented by Andrea Rossi – that was presented on Thursday by the Greek company Defkalion.
Le 23 janvier 2011, At a press conference in Athens, Greece on Thursday the Greek company Defkalion Green Technologies announced its future products based on Andrea Rossi’s energy catalyzer – the device that possibly produces heat via a hitherto unknown nuclear reaction.
Defkalion’s product is called Hyperion and will basically be available in two main models – one is a box measuring 22x18x14 inches with a heat output between 5 and 30 kilowatts, the other one larger heating plants with a power between 1.15 and 3.45 megawatts.
They can be combined with various types of turbines or micro turbines to CHP units -- Combined Heat and Power. Defkalion claims that the technology can reduce the current electricity price by 90 percent.
As in earlier tests of the energy catalyzer the reaction is ‘ignited’ and kept in operation by an electrical resitance. According to Defkalion the output energy from Hyperion is 6 to 30 times larger than the input energy.
The larger plants are built into 20 feet containers. All models are under continuous monitoring by Defkalion via cellular connectivity.
One or several energy catalyzer reactors are placed inside a thermally insulated and lead shielded box. Heat is transported through a thermally closed circuit, such as glycol, out of the shielded box.
Outside the box there is a hydrogen tank – Rossi’s energy catalyzer consists essentially of a reactor filled with nickel powder and secret catalysts pressurized with hydrogen.
There is also an electronic control unit and a pump for the closed heating circuit, and reasonably also a heat exchanger to transport the heat to a secondary open circuit.
An outer casing encloses all the components.
Defkalion states that relevant authorities are in the process of issuing necessary EU certificates with regard to product safety.
As Defkalion previously announced the production start is planned for early 2012, while a pilot heating plant of 1 MW made up of smaller units connected in serial and parallel, will be inaugurated as planned during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Defkalion confirmed that the first factory is being built in the city of Xanthi, Greece, with an area of 65,000 square feet and a maximum production capacity of 300,000 units a year, while a second factory with twice that area is planned for in the same city.
The two factories will primarily deal with the assembly of components for the Hyperion products, while a third plant, owned directly by the Cypriot company Praxen controlling Defkalion, will manufacture the reactors with their secret parts.
Defkalion will in turn sell the rights to produce Hyperion products to companies in other countries, and then receive a fixed royalty per product sold. However, the reactors will still be manufactured in Greece.
Defkalion said it expects the products to broaden the available opportunities for cheaper, cleaner and greener energy sources, without taking a monopoly in any market.
The company also hopes that it will contribute to Greece becoming energy self-sufficient and to a recovery of the country’s hard-ravaged economy.
At the same time Defkalion pointed out that 83% of Europe’s nickel deposits are situated in Greece.
At the press conference it was also revealed that the hitherto unknown investors in Defkalion are based in Canada and have a Greek origin. The investment necessary to cover Greece and the Balkans has previously stated by Alexandros Xanthoulis, representing the investors, to be about 200 million Euros.
After the press conference, the inventor Andrea Rossi also confirmed that an agreement regarding commissioned research into the energy catalyzer, worth EUR 500,000, was finally signed with the University of Bologna on Wednesday after several weeks of negotiations.
The agreement which formally is made with the company EFA srl with Rossi’s wife Maddalena Pascucci as principal owner, will last for two years.