Steven Krivit (newenergytimes.net) writes: Jan. 3, 2014 – By Steven B. Krivit –
New Energy Times has just learned that, on Sept. 27, 2013,
the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
(ARPA-E) quietly announced a funding opportunity for low-energy nuclear
reaction (LENR) research, among other areas.
This first-ever direct invitation from the Department of Energy for
submission of proposals to fund this research marks a significant point
in the field’s history. This is one of three recent shifts in the
scientific establishment’s attitude toward this new field of science.
ARPA-E made its announcement in its “Funding Opportunity No. DE-FOA-0001002, CFDA Number 81.135,” at this Web site.
The title of the funding opportunity is “Open Innovative Development in
Energy-Related Applied Science (Open Ideas).” Here is a direct link to a PDF of the invitation. LENRs are listed in item 3.6 in Figure 3 on page 11 of 27 in the PDF.
ARPA-E’s Web site says that the agency “advances high-potential,
high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector