Defkalion Green Technologies sent a delegation to Austin for NI Week, and on Wednesday made a presentation about their technology and their upcoming business plans. DGT confirmed that they will be moving their operations to Vancouver, Canada, and their offices will be open for business starting in September.
DGT presentation included a slide show which described the technical aspects of their reaction. They explain that the reaction taking place in DGT’s Hyperions begins with an initial heating event, which excites the nickel powder, inside a hydrogen filled chamber. Then, short controlled discharges are applied by a spark plug-like apparatus which transforms the hydrogen into Rydberg State Hydrogen (RSH) atoms which react with the nickel lattice. When the hydrogen electrons are in the vicinity of the proton and nickel atom for a short moment, a transmutation effect is created, releasing gamma rays and heat production.
Defkalion reports that their reactors are manually fired around 10 times per hour to create the reactions, and that the COP ratio (energy in/energy out) ranges from 1:8 – 1:22, with maximum temperatures of 849 C. The maximum heat energy produced “per reaction cycle” is 92Wh.
One of the slides shows a before/after table of elements found in the reactor, indicating that various elements have undergone transmutation during the reaction process.
As far as commercialization of their technology goes, DGT says that they will be working towards obtaining industrial certifications and building industrial prototypes in the next months, and then in the next year setting up production lines and a support network. It’s possible that moving operations to Canada will have the effect of slowing progress, since they will have to deal with new sets of regulations to deal with, in addition to setting up new labs, offices and finding production facilities.
Videos of the DGT presentation can be seen below.
1. Alex Xanthoulis in LENR panel discussion.
2. The technical presentation (3 parts)