Since NASA provided funding for research on the LENR aircraft, seems like other government agencies are now also warming up to Cold Fusion / LENR. The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has now made available a sum of $500,000 for various energy research projects including LENR. This is a major funding opportunity for LENR researchers.
Basically applicants may propose any idea that addresses an ARPA-E Mission Area and falls within one or more of their Areas of Interest selected from the six forms of energy involved in the conversion or interaction of energy. These 6 forms of energy are Nuclear, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Thermal & radiant. Each Applicant must explain how the proposed concept represents a transformative approach to more efficiently, economically, or sustainably utilize energy for useful work. Areas of Interest and some topical examples of conversions and interactions between and within these energy categories are shown in the diagram, of which LENR is among those listed. You can read the entire invitation here.
ARPA-E is an organization within the Department of Energy (DOE), chartered to support the creation of transformational energy technologies and systems through funding and managing Research and Development efforts. Originally chartered in 2007, the Agency was first funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Since that time, the Agency has funded about 285 projects totaling approximately $770 million across the entire technology landscape.The mission of ARPA-E is to identify and fund research to translate science into breakthrough energy technologies that are too risky for the private sector and that, if successfully developed, will create the foundation for entirely new industries. Successful projects will address at least one of ARPA-E’s two key Mission Areas.
1. Reductions of imports of energy from foreign sources;
2. Ensuring that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.
Qn: So then, which individuals can apply?
Ans: Any U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for funding in their individual capacity as a Standalone Applicant, as the lead for a Project Team, or as a member of a Project Team.
Good luck to all applicants that take up this nice offer.