The mission of LENRGY is to perform services to help realize the potential benefits of LENR and to prepare proactively to mitigate its expected adverse impacts. This mission is accomplished in three principal ways – policy analysis, support of researchers, and communications and outreach.
LENR policies are formulated for both supporting its development and dealing with its adverse impacts. LENRGY utilizes the principles of evidence-based policymaking to promote policies for realizing the benefits of LENR. The methods of technology assessment are used for developing policies for dealing with the consequences of LENR as a disruptive new energy technology.
One way that LENRGY provides support to LENR researchers is by preparing proposals for laboratory investigations of the phenomenon. For example, two proposals have been developed for a LENR laboratory in Santa Fe, New Mexico in collaboration with Dr. Edmund Storms and Dr. Tom Claytor, both of whom are retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. LENRGY also assists with evaluations of proposed LENR methods and technologies. In conjunction with National Instruments, for example, an evaluation was made of an LENR device by Francesco Celani of Italy’s National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).
LENRGY’s outreach efforts are primarily for increasing understanding of LENR to enhance support for its development. One example is a presentation that was given to a major US power generation company on the methods of LENR investigation and the improved prospects for realizing it’s benefits. In another example, a presentation was provided at a conference of LENR researchers on the role of policy analysis in achieving R&D support.
LENRGY services are provided in conjunction with Dr. Grimshaw’s position as Research Affiliate at the Energy Institute of The University of Texas at Austin. The Energy Institute leverages the experience and expertise of University researchers to study critical energy policy questions. It fosters interdisciplinary interactions and serves as a portal for information on energy research at the University.
At the Energy Institute, Dr. Grimshaw works closely with other energy professionals in analyzing energy policy and related issues. His LENR-related work consists of policy analysis and related research in an academic setting. Within the University context, he has prepared more than 20 papers and presentations on LENR.