U.S. Department of Energy Announces Up to $10 Million to Study Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions
ARPA-E Will Apply Scientific and Rigorous Approach to New Exploratory Topic Focused on Specific Type of Nuclear Energy
Press Release (Sep 13, 2022)
Press and General Inquiries:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $10 million in
funding to establish clear practices to determine whether low-energy
nuclear reactions (LENR) could be the basis for a potentially
transformative carbon-free energy source. The funding is part of the
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) LENR Exploratory
Topic, which aims to break the stalemate of research in this space.
“ARPA-E is all about risk and exploring where others cannot go, which is
why we’ve set out with this LENR Exploratory Topic to conclusively
answer the question ‘should this field move forward, or does it not show
promise?’” said ARPA-E Acting Director and Deputy Director for Technology Dr. Jenny Gerbi.
“We look forward to seeing the intrepid teams that come forward to
approach this field of study with new perspectives and state-of-the-art
scientific and technical capabilities.”
LENR Exploratory Topic awardees will pursue hypotheses-driven approaches
toward producing publishable evidence of LENR in top-tier scientific
journals by testing/confirming specific hypotheses (rather than focusing
only on replication), identifying and verifying control of experimental
variables and triggers, supporting more comprehensive diagnostics and
analysis, and improving access to broader expertise and capabilities on
You can access more information on ARPA-E eXCHANGE.