Physicist’s insights on Greece and Rossi’s E-Cat

Did Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou personally try to bring a game-changing energy technology to his country? It appears likely. For instance, when the Defkalion Green Energy company in Greece was claiming the right to use Andrea Rossi’s patent on the Energy Catalyst (E-Cat) invention, the Greek deputy minister in charge of regional development and competitiveness, Sokratis Xynidis, was promising that it would bring jobs for the unemployed.

My source of information — and he wants it emphasized that it’s his personal opinion —  is Theophanes Raptis, a physicist and scientific software developer from Greece who recently commented on misunderstandings about his country’s involvement in the E-Cat saga.

Raptis was first informed about the story near the end of 2010, by a colleague. He learned about the involvement of Ambassador Christos Stremmenos, who is a former ambassador for Greece in Italy and a retired science professor.

“It seems that Stremmenos had a high command — most possibly directly from G. Papandreou environment — to make an effort to transfer this technology in our country.”

Raptis recounts the events as follows: “After some months, a small company appeared under the name ‘Defkalion Green Energy Technologies’ who claimed to have adopted the rights to utilize the Rossi patent for building a factory near the Xanthi city of Thrace (NE Greece). There were also several announcements on the press and on Greek TV on the issue backed up by vice minister Xynidis who also promised several thousand labor positions to the unemployed people of the area on this factory and the forthcoming market.”

“Then, an unexpected dispute occurred between Rossi and the members of DGETech. that seems to have ended this cooperation. Rossi now claims that the core of the patent was never given to DGETech. and that no actual rights were transferred to this company.”

“Most probably what happened -as one can conclude by reading their public correspondence- was that the private investors were not ready to cover the immense expenses for the creation of a whole industrial unit as it seems to have been the original content of the Rossi-DGETech agreement.”

“Nowadays, Rossi claims that he will transfer his technology to the US. Personally, after having carefully read two or three preprint papers by three different authors that also differ significantly in their explanations from each other, I have the final impression that as in the original Fleischmann – Pons case nobody really understands what exactly is going on inside the Rossi device! At least not until the catalyzer will have been revealed, something that has to happen after some time as long as the WPO regulations apply which demand the full patent content to become publicly available.”

Raptis had a personal communication with the scientific manager of DGETech who he said was unable to settle certain important issues:

“a) It is known that the type of asserted reaction, namely Ni -Cu transition, must release gamma photons in the 511 Kev range but this was never actually measured. In fact, what the company claimed was that all radiation gets “thermalized” inside the devices volume — something difficult to believe given the amounts of energy released.”

“b) When asked what would have happened, if the exterior cover of the reactor was to be removed (implying that this could turn the device into a kind of “dirty weapon”), the man got angry and told me that only peaceful applications were under consideration — at the same time revealing that there was a separate agreement between Rossi and ‘some US authority’ on the exclusion of any such additional defense or military application on behalf of the US government.”

“c) I still suspect that it would be possible to control some amount of Ni – Cu transitions artificially produced by our own pulsed power generator in use for our own conductor explosion experiments mentioned here, given highly enriched isotope coatings, but there would be some radiation coming out nonetheless. I seriously doubt that even Rossi and Focardi fully understand the complete description of the reactions taking place in their case, although they may truly occur.

Raptis concluded, “It is totally up to Rossi now to decide whether he wants to continue developing this technology in US or anywhere else in the world, but the only way for the matter to settle down is to have a full read of the complete patent and the ability to carefully reproduce the whole device before a complete understanding.”

Theophanes Raptis closed the email with his best wishes to everyone,

He works at the National Center for Scientific Research ”DEMOKRITOS’,’

In the Division of Applied Technologies.

I thank him for giving me permission to post these comments — one man’s insights into the Greeks’ experience with the now-famous E-Cat invention of Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi.




  1. Interesting story, thanks. One has to wander if someone along the way did due diligence and was unable to prove that Rossi’s E-cat is real and works as advertised.

    Many scientists and engineers who have reviewed the reports and data from Rossi’s demonstrations have been critical of them. Rossi never runs long enough and doesn’t show that his measurement methods are accurate. It’s all too easy to make mistakes or to get away with phony measurements.

    Rossi recently showed a “megawatt plant” consisting of 50+ smaller modules. It supposedly made 470 kW for several hours in a public demo. Rossi said it passed inspection and was sold to a customer.

    However, the customer was never identified and may not exist. There was a large diesel generator connected to the machine and running the entire time. Visiting scientists and reporters were not allowed to watch data collection. Thus, nobody really knows if the demonstration was real.

    A variety of news organizations reported on it but none except fringe ones such as (which promotes such nonsense as free energy magnetic motors and cars that run only on water) said Rossi had shown cold fusion or LENR. Most reporters wrote that they were still undecided about Rossi’s machine. The AP sent a reporter but he has not written any article as yet.

    The argument continues. A lot of people including me believe it well may be a hoax and/or scam designed to cheat early investors. Of course, that isn’t proven either.

  2. Typo correction: “wander” should have been “wonder”. Thanks.

  3. Peter Heckert says:

    This all looks like muddy water.
    Like a mixture of secret service,Mafia and CIA.

    Megalomaniac inventors and scientists and politicians and businessmen, many of them could be undercover agents or criminals and their goal is to install a muddy industrial and scientific infrastructure where they can do their muddy businesses. Possibly their business is moneywashing or illegeal technology transfer.

    It is so unbelievable and cannot be true, most probably all scientific evidency is faked.

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