Jeane Manning of the Changing Power web site reports on a visit that she and three engineers made to the Defkalion Green Technologies (DGT) in Vancouver this April. There she met with DGT’s Chief Technology Officer John Hadjichristos who showed them a demonstration of a Hyperion reactor. She reports:
We observed their fifth-generation apparatus being ramped up in minutes instead of taking hours or days to reach levels of heat output several times higher than equivalent energy input of electricity. If we had watched it longer, we may have seen even higher levels of more output than input.
Afterwards it was explained to me that the tested apparatus so far produces five kilowatts. The next prototype is expected to able to operate nine reactors working in parallel, creating a multireactor producing up to 45 kilowatts. The power of each reactor can be modulated to put out between one and five kilowatts by use of the control mechanism—electrical currents creating plasma.
All that’s needed to stop the reactor from producing excess heat energy is to switch off those currents that create plasma.
Manning reports that the DGT lab is going to be locked up soon as the company needs to meet development deadlines, and that they will be presenting a paper at the ICCF-18 conference and are “strongly considering” presenting audiovisual materials at National Instruments’ NI Week in August.
She had some discussion with the company about the Andrea Rossi and the E-Cat — of course DGT were at one time partners with Rossi. Hadjichristos says about the E-Cat “Unfortunately for him, it is not well designed to be controllable, so it was impossible to develop a technology around something that cannot be controlled.”
He explained that they decided to go their own way in working on a technology that was more easy to control and started by working on the control mechanism.
DGT is now using the term Heat Energy from Nuclei Interactions (HENI), rather the Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) label as a way to avoid the negative attention of nuclear authorities.