US Dept. of Energy Announces Funding for Eight Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Research Projects

In September 2022 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that $10 million in funding had been made available for research to see if low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) “could be the basis for a potentially transformative carbon-free energy source.”

The agency has announced eight projects to be recipients of funding in this publication:

Here are the projects:

University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI
Ionizing Radiation Detection for Exploratory Experiments in Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions – $902,213

University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI
Systematic Evaluation of Claims of Excess Heat Generation From Deuteration Of Palladium-Nickel Nanocomposites –

Texas Tech University — Lubbock, TX
Advanced Materials Characterization and Nuclear Product Detection for LENR – $1,150,000

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — Berkeley, CA
Quantifying Nuclear Reactions in Metal Hydrides at Low Energies – $1,500,000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA
Neutron Emission from Laser-Stimulated Metal Hydrides – $2,000,000

Stanford University — Redwood City, CA
Nuclear Product Detection from Deuterated Nanoparticles Under Phonon Stimulation – $1,500,000

Energetics Technology Center — Indian Head, MD
CATHODE (CATHode scintillatOr Detector for Electrochemistry) – $1,500,000

Amphionic LLC — Dexter, MI
Nanostructured Pd-Anf Composites for Controlled LENR Exploitation – $295,924

This looks like a significant breakthrough in the field of LENR where for decades US government funding for research has not been available. In its initial announcement of the funding, the Department of Energy stated that this step “aims to break the stalemate of research in this space.”