Today "LENR G" on LENR for the win, noticed that defkalion website, marked as under planned maintenance for long, announcing great results for this summer and no more communication, was currently showing "account suspended"
This is maybe meaning less, but more probably maybe a sign of a terrible or good news.
The beginning of defkalion have been very controversial.
Initially in 2011 they were supposed to partners with Rossi to develop E-cat for Greece.
in Summer 2011 Defkalion broke the partnership, accusing Rossi of proposing a prototype not working long enough.
Rossi and his friend Stremmenos who presented Defkalion to Rossi, accused Defkalion of treatorship, megalomania...
Then Defkalion made a dynamic communication, participating ICCF17 and 18, showing general papers on their technology, based on plasma and nickel foam...
In 2012 they claimed they will publish test soon, but no clear test came until late 2012 though an unvolunteer leak of a test by Michael Nelson, working as independent consultant, but working for Nasa the rest of his time. I contacted him, and he confirm no less, but no more of his test, which was positive but needed more checking and confirmation.
In summer 2013 for ICCF18, Defkalion organised a demonstration in the lab of Defkalion Europe, a partner (Mose SRL) with Luca Gamberale as CTO. Mats Lewan and Luca were present. the Demo run nicely, but was not at all an independent test.
Few days after Luca Gamberale denounced some "Discrepancies", and since then many precises buzz describe a serious problem with the water flow measurement, fooled by the back pressure of the violent steam reaction. Luca did not confirm publicly that scenario, but defkalion never answered publicly about his questions, and since 2014 Luca is claiming on his Linked-In account that he is "independent".
Meanwhile the director of international development "Symeon Tsalikoglou" left also.
Seeing an insider, a partner, leave a startup is a bad signal, but it may also be the consequence of classic personal choice or business disagreement.
I asked to different people about those concerning events, and I got very varied opinion.
On vortex, few people like Jed Rothwell who approached them, clearly talk of bad feeling, bad behaviors. More than bad, for me they seems incoherent and irrational for good businessman or fraudster...
I got reports from people who approached Defkalion recently, and they give possible explanation for all strange events, including personal choices, financial disagreement, industrial spying, and a current process of reactor commissioning with result this summer...
For others I have serious accusations, and for some simply internal human problems ...
This anecdotical web agency account closure, may , I hope, be the symptom of a structural change.
There may be very bad news, following the bad feeling of some of my contacts, like a company shutdown.
There may be good news, lire a revival of the company with good results, changing of web agency, launching a public relation ...
It can also be simply a forgotten deadline, with a company working on others subjects.
Until 2013, Defkalion team had a better image of professionalism, compared to the tumultuous Rossi, but they failed to deliver.
the Test of Nelson transiently give recognition of their achievement, but facing the Levi&al test, Nelson test is insufficient, and ICCF18 demo is a pony show. The trouble with Luca (and Symeon, and Jed) finished to cast doubt on their image...
Is it real ? It is hard to imagine that they are a simple con-artist, as they did not have the optimal behavior for that show-business. However failing to deliver and hiding it happens often for startup. Add to that internal human problems, financial problems, and you have many reason to fear a catastrophic end... In that scenario, it is also possible that after effort, serendipity , and luck, they succeed in delivering.
Currently the emergency is to wait an see... Keep your lottery ticket, in case.
I wish them to deliver as we expect, and also to explain us their problems later.
Anyway even if the end is sad, it may not be the end, as competence, talent and technology may be recycled. That is life.