I, as most, was expecting Defkalion to show of an actual working machine, or a report from a reputable testing firm. However, what we got was a data sheet.
http://defkalion-energy.com/files/HyperionSpecsSheetNovember2011.pdf (Thanks to Bob Norman for the link.)
My guess is that their technology isn’t far enough along to show off publicly.
That said, you get what you get. Let’s make the most of it. Here are some interesting tidbits that I found while skimming the 21 pages of data:
> They have done a very nice job of avoiding the underlying science, stating, “Defkalion GT is an industrial company and not an academic or research institute with a role to state, prove and reject theories… (p. 21)
> A few single reactor Kernel specifications: 5 – 11 kw, Max temp 285c, 19.5 kg, max energy consumption for 1 hour run, 200Wh. COP > 25 to 1. Fuel life, 6 months.
> Multi-reactor even better as per: Max temperature 415c, COP > 35 to 1, Nickel life to 36 months.
(I find it a bit hard to understand that they can come up with a nickel powder life when they haven’t been testing product for even the length of one lifespan (6 months))