NEWS: HOUSE COMMITTEE REQUIRES LENR BRIEFING FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE


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    HOUSE COMMITTEE REQUIRES LENR BRIEFING


    FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE


    Armed Service Committee acknowledges LENR as a potential ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy source with “strong national security implications”


    FALLS CHURCH, VA, JUNE 14, 2016 – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has ordered the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) to the committee by September 22, 2016.


    The order for the LENR briefing was included in House Report 114-537 Part I, which accompanies the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. The report was submitted to the Committee of the Whole House on May 4, 2016.


    This overdue attention by U.S. lawmakers to the science and business of LENR brings renewed critical focus to the field at a time when developing new sources of clean energy are of mounting importance.


    Previously perceived as an obscure alternative field of energy research and often treated in a derogatory manner, LENR’s growing momentum stems from current and cumulative research, as well as government and commercial projects in several countries.


    In advancing this legislation, the House Committee on Armed Services cites Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) viewpoints that China and India are moving forward with LENR programs of their own and that Japan has created an investment fund to promote such technology.


    The committee also refers to the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) assessment that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field and that Russia, China, Israel and India are now devoting significant resources to LENR development.


    The Armed Service Committee’s acknowledgement of LENR as a potential ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy source with “strong national security implications” adds to the changing perception of the field that is quietly underway. Much greater resources for research are expected once LENR enters the scientific and energy policy mainstream.


    LENRIA is the not-for-profit advocate for the scientific study and eventual commercialization of LENR. The organization is positioned to be the LENR field’s representative in the United States Energy Association (USEA).


    State LENRIA co-founders Steven Katinsky and David Nagel, “The changing perception of LENR and acknowledgement of the field as a bona fide area for energy research is much needed and long overdue. It is our goal at LENRIA to maintain this positive momentum.”


    LENRIA will continue to support and encourage the growing interest in LENR research and development in the period leading up to the House Armed Services Committee briefing. The committee’s interest could be a precursor to mounting military engagement in LENR, with it being pinpointed by the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) as a potentially “disruptive technology that could revolutionize energy production.”


    The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives on the evening of May 18, 2016. The text regarding LENR is included below.



    ABOUT LENRIA


    LENRIA, the Industry Association of LENR, is a recently formed not-for-profit organization established to advocate for both scientific study and, especially, commercial advancement of the field. It shall offer various member services to dues-paying individuals and companies. The Association has been set up in the U.S., however it shall serve the global community of involved and interested persons and organizations.


    Progress toward a change in the perception of the science and business of LENR is gaining momentum. This is occurring both through scientific study and through early engineering of systems based on LENR to produce heat and electricity. Several small companies are conducting experiments, and are designing, building and testing prototypes of LENR-based devices. A few large companies are known to be watching developments in the field.


    Part of the increased interest is due to the publication in 2013 and 2014 of two reports on LENR technologies sponsored by Elforsk (now Energiforsk.) Though these reports have generated significant criticism, they have also attracted much attention outside of the community of scientists doing research on LENR. Notable public corporations, and private companies and individuals are now focused on LENR.


    Commercial endeavors to produce devices based upon LENR, including thermal and electrical generators, if successful, could grow to significant scales, and become a consequential new industry. To advance the progress and adoption of the resulting technologies, it will be necessary to develop industry standards and safety criteria for commercial products and processes. This, and other factors, provided the motivation to form an association for the new industry.


    In addition, there will be growing needs for (a) provision of information, organization of commercial conferences or expositions, and professional communications to counter opponents and negative propaganda about LENR, and (b) representation of LENR before government bodies, regulators and the public. This new association focused on LENR shall effectuate those roles.


    The intention to form an Industrial Association for LENR was announced at ICCF-18. During ICCF-19, in Padua, Italy, the new Industrial Association for LENR was announced. The ICCF-19 presentation can be viewed and downloadedhere.


    LENRIA shall be put forward as the field’s representative in the USEA (the United States Energy Association,) the association of associations representing members from most energy concerns in the U.S. including coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind and other industries. There are also the EREC and the JCRE, the renewable energy councils of Europe and Japan, respectively, and councils in other regions.


    LENRIA has produced The 2016 LENR International Calendar, available here. It shall soon begin work on the 2017 version of this publication.


    LENRIA also periodically publishes LENRIA Ecosystem Maps, the most recent version that is available here.


    www.lenria.org


    National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 - Report of the Committee on Armed Services - Excerpt


    Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) Briefing


    The committee is aware of recent positive developments in developing low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), which produce ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy that have strong national security implications. For example, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), if LENR works it will be a ``disruptive technology that could revolutionize energy production and storage.'' The committee is also aware of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) findings that other countries including China and India are moving forward with LENR programs of their own and that Japan has actually created its own investment fund to promote such technology. DIA has also assessed that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field and that Russia, China, Israel, and India are now devoting significant resources to LENR development. To better understand the national security implications of these developments, the committee directs the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on the military utility of recent U.S. industrial base LENR advancements to the House Committee on Armed Services by September 22, 2016. This briefing should examine the current state of research in the United States, how that compares to work being done internationally, and an assessment of the type of military applications where this technology could potentially be useful.


    House Report 114-537 Part 1, can be viewed here or downloaded here. Details regarding LENR (above) are found on page 87.

  • Do they have a working reactor? Or what are they about to deliver to the congress report?? This Press release is very weird.


    Looks like LENR Cities. Much talk and preparation for a potential new techology, without having the knowledge or a real working device of this technology...

  • Now that we seems back to the 90s, it is time to realise that nothing will happen with good organization, good experiments, good sharing , and this requires good funing.
    Either you look for money from business, like IH or LENR-Cities, or you try to get it by government lobbying or charity.


    Back to the fundamental.
    If we wait to have a working reactor, we will never have a working lab rat to launch a research effort.

  • Now that we seems back to the 90s, it is time to realise that nothing will happen with good organization, good experiments, good sharing , and this requires good funing.


    Hey, good funning! Right up there with good luvin'. "nothing will happen without organization." I'll leave it there for the moment. It includes prioritizing and facilitating experimentation, it will include facilitating sharing, and this all requires funding.


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    Either you look for money from business, like IH or LENR-Cities, or you try to get it by government lobbying or charity.


    Businesses contribute to charities, and especially charities that will benefit the businesses in a field. The problem with venture capital funding is that it will be focused on personal or corporate gain, and not necessarily on sharing information, and if that is all that happens, every activity is slowed down, lacking the results and knowledge gained by other efforts.


    VC funding is appropriate for product development efforts. I fear that at this time, the distance between what is known, scientifically, and product development is huge, beyond what VC's can fund. The field needs the full power of broad scientific inquiry. There is such work to be done that will not be wasted, that will be published, and that will stimulate the expansion of funding for public science. If that happens, private companies will have a broader base to work from.


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    Back to the fundamental.
    If we wait to have a working reactor, we will never have a working lab rat to launch a research effort.


    Right. It appears to me that we know how to make the lab rats, there are, at least, a number of very promising avenues of research to be confirmed. Notice, "confirmed." Not "discovered." Discovery is unpredictable and therefore largely very expensive. The research needed is relatively cheap. So I'm going to be encouraging the various players to dedicate some funding to basic public research. There are others working on similar initiatives, and I will be in contact with them.


    By the way, basic scientific research should, in theory, appeal to genuine skeptics, and I will be soliciting as much skeptical input to projects as I can find.

  • Barty,


    GEC states they have a working reactor.


    The US Blackbird spy plane was flying for years before anyone else outside the program knew about it.


    Rossi has been a catalyst for disclosure. The first U.S. SPAWAR reactor patent is held by JWK/GEC, filed in 2009. The lead patent for this reactor is out of SPAWAR, filed in 2007. Also, Seldon Technologies is an important player, with advanced LENR (both thermal and direct electric production) most likely out of US DOD research, presently operating under the radar. Glenn Research Center has just made LENR technology available for licensing.


    None of these three have made full disclosures to the LENR research community. Also, Since 2012 there have been a dozen significant LENR presentations by U.S. government labs and organizations.


    The US Secretary of Defense is the Deputy Commander in Chief, under direct command of President Obama, who is the Commander in Chief. The Sept. briefing is literally Obama's direct responsibility. Any report to Congress would by sorely lacking if it did not include these US LENR developments.


    Consider the following and one figures that the U.S. would not have made these works publicly known unless the DOD has mastered and applied the technology, sufficient enough to secure superiority in the theater of war.


    The 2009 DIA LENR report states:


    “LENR power sources could produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for U.S. forces...


    Since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power.”


    The compilation of U.S. LENR readiness is found here...


    2016 US Congress LENR Report and the Department of Defense Commander in Chief "What Will Obama Say?" http://gbgoble.kinja.com/2016-…rtment-of-defe-1779272119

  • Will this report be public?



    FALLS CHURCH, VA, JUNE 14, 2016 – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has ordered the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) to the committee by September 22, 2016

  • Thanks David.


    If that is THE meeting where the Armed Services presents their report about LENR...and it sounds like it is, then yes, it is open to the pubic. I just called them. Limited seating though. First come, first served. As the notice informs, it will be at 2PM, 28 Sept, at 2212 Rayburn House Building.


    Hopefully someone lives around there to give a first hand account.

  • Nearly every word spoken at every official meeting in Congress is recorded and published in the Congressional Record. The only exception is for military and national security hearings. This meeting is not secret, so a transcript will be published in a month or so. Here is an example of a cold fusion hearing in the Congressional Record from 1989, before it was published electronically:


    http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/CSSThearingbef.pdf

  • Hi all


    As we all know there is some discussion that the report will not be made public and that it will be conducted at least in part in secret.


    However the fact that the whole or part of the report is held in secret session inherently means that there is something that needs to be kept secret.


    Kind regards walker