A primary way that LENRGY provides services and seeks to realize the potential benefits of LENR is to support research in the field. Several kinds of support are undertaken for investigators and sponsors of research activities. LENRGY services in this area are based on Dr. Grimshaw’s in-depth familiarity with the LENR field. The services are also underpinned by his engineering education and scientific and technical consulting services for environmental protection and cleanup.
Currently Dr. Grimshaw is assisting Dr. Edmund Storms with documentation of his extensive research career in the LENR field. Dr. Storms began his investigations within a few weeks after the 1989 LENR announcement while he was a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. During his 28 years of LENR research, Dr. Storms has been instrumental in making advances in experiments and explamation of LENR. Dr. Grimshaw is facilitating a project to preserve and enhance Dr. Storms’ extensive research record. This “Storms LENR Research Documentation Project’ is being conducted in three stages – materials collection, organization, and documentation. Materials from six types of sources – published and unpublished reports, lab notebooks, electronic data files, hard copy records, and Dr. Storms’ extensive LENR library – have been assembled and described in a Stage 1 report. Stages 2 and 3 are currently underway.
Prior to working with Dr. Storms to document his LENR research career, Dr. Grimshaw assisted Dr. Storms, Dr. Tom Claytor, and Dr. Malcolm Fowler – all retirees from Los Alamos National Laboratory – with preparation of a proposal for a new LENR laboratory to be located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The proposal effort included preparation of custom resumes, detailed descriptions of the facilities and instruments at three current private research labs, and preparation of proposal and presentation documents. Funding is still being sought for this new laboratory.
Most recently, Dr. Grimshaw assisted Jed Rothwell, author of the LENR-CANR website (one of the foremost online LENR resources), in converting a book that was published in hard copy into electronic form. Charles Beaudette’s “Excess Heat: Why Cold Fusion Revealed” has been a principal resource for the LENR field since it was first published in 2000. During the conversion to digital form, Dr. Grimshaw reviewed several chapters for accuracy, created new tables for those that did not convert well, and formatted references cited in each chapter. Recognition for this work was received from Jed Rothwell in March 2017, where he noted that the “job calls for a combination of tedious, rote secretarial labor, and extensive knowledge of cold fusion.”
Earlier in his LENR career, Dr. Grimshaw worked with National Instruments (NI) in evaluating various LENR technologies and investigators for potential research support. His work included evaluations of about 12 independent LENR organizations and entities. Dr. Grimshaw was requested to evaluate a LENR device built by Francesco Celani of Italy’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). Working closely with NI staff, Dr. Grimshaw first prepared a detailed report of the device, methods, and results of the investigations. Six researchers who independently evaluated Celani’s device were interviewed. The results were presented as a poster at the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-18) in 2013. The outcome indicated that two of the independent investigators who evaluated Celani’s device at least partially verified the reported results.