Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR, also referred to as “cold fusion”) is a controversial phenomenon that may be able to meet a substantial portion of the world’s energy requirements. LENRGY LLC was formed by Thomas W. Grimshaw, Ph.D., to pursue policy changes and provide consulting services to help realize the benefits of LENR. Achieving these benefits is promoted in several ways, such as policy analysis, supporting LENR researchers, documenting research records and undertaking outreach and communications.
This website provides information on LENR and its potential as energy source. It also describes LENRGY’s objectives, consulting services, and LENR experience. It is directed to persons having little or no previous knowledge of LENR.
What Is LENR?
LENR was announced in 1989 by Martin Fleiscchmann and Stanley Pons, but it was rejected by the mainstream scientific community within a year or so. Research has nevertheless continued in the field worldwide in the years since. A large and growing body of evidence indicates that LENR is a real phenomenon, and its benefits may yet be realized.
Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann
The potential benefits of LENR are immense. Not only would LENR energy be cheap and virtually inexhaustible, it would also be environmentally secure, with little or no waste, no hazardous radiation, and no greenhouse gas emissions. LENR may also be flexible in deployment in either (or both) a centralized (e.g., power plants) or distributed (e.g., home heating) configuration. Click here for more information on LENR.
What Is LENRGY LLC?
LENRGY is a contraction of “LENR Energy”. LENRGY’s mission is to facilitate realization of the energy and other benefits of LENR. This mission is accomplished by seeking changes in public policies toward LENR research, preparing to mitigate adverse secondary impacts, and assisting researchers in the field. LENRGY also seeks opportunities for outreach and communications, such as presentations on the status and promise of LENR. Outreach and support for the field are provided as a public service and on a consulting basis as appropriate.
LENRGY is a limited liability company in Texas and is a registered trademark at the U.S. Patent Office. Click here for more information on LENRGY. Click here for more on LENRGY services. Click here for more on LENRGY experience.
Public policies toward LENR generally followed the 1989 rejection and are mostly negative — very little public funding is provided for LENR R&D. However, continued developments in the filed provide the basis for public policy updates. Policy changes are needed both for LENR support to realize its benefits and for preparing to address proactively its potential adverse secondary impacts as a highly disruptive technology. Dr. Grimshaw performs policy analyses for LENR support and realization utilizing evidence-based policymaking as a foundation. For secondary impact analysis and mitigation planning, technology assessment methodologies are utilized. Click here for more information on LENR Policy Analysis.
Support of Investigators
LENRGY seeks to enhance the prospects of LENR by supporting researchers in the field. For example, proposals are prepared for research funding in collaboration with investigators. Consulting assistance is provided to entities that fund LENR research in evaluating proposed technologies and devices. Click here for more information on LENRGY research support.
Documentation of Research Records
Because LENR is a pariah science, few new scientists have been attracted to the field since the 1989 announcement. Many of the researchers who began their work soon after the announcement are now leaving the field because of retirement or health issues. The large volume of research records developed over the past 30 years is at risk of being lost.
LENRGY is conducting an initiative to mitigate this potential loss. The objective the LENR Research Documentation Initiative (LRDI) is to help researchers make sure that their records are preserved and kept available for additional analysis and interpretation as the LENR field continues to progress. Because the records have promise of helping realize the benefits of LENR, they represent a vital asset for humankind. A more complete description is on the dedicated LRDI website. Click here.
Outreach and Communications
Development of LENR and realization of its benefits can only happen if there is better public understanding of the phenomenon. Progress in research in the years since the 1989 announcement and rejection indicate these benefits may yet be realized. LENRGY provides presentations, short courses, and similar outreach activities as a public service and on a consulting basis, depending on the circumstances. These services seek to enhance understanding of LENR and it’s prospects in a variety of venues, such as corporations and academic settings. Click here for more information on LENRGY outreach services.
This LENRGY website is organized to accomplish it’s two-fold purpose of providing background information on LENR and introducing the LENRGY organization and its activities and services. The structure is shown below, with webpages both for LENR generally and for LENRGY specifically.