Magnus Olofsson, boss of Elforsk have answered in a short press release to the attacks of the Swedish radio Sveriges Radio.
He state what elforsk have done, like supporting the 2013 test.
He clearly don't commit in being sure E-cat is real, but state that no combustion can explain the result.
His position as that even if there is a risk to be wrong, their mission is to investigate, and to "prepare the companies in the energy sector on potential breakthroughs and build the necessary knowledge to challenge or affirm further development".
This is exactly what you should expect from a very prudent company, a rational fearsome business...
"We are sure of nothing, but we prepare for all, and sure we investigate what can be real or not'"
As Mats explained in his answer, it is absolutely irrational, plain stupid, not to investigate on something that is clearly proven "possibly real, even if possibly false". When a general system like that academic science , the media, the business, have such a behavior it raise a red flag of massive groupthink.
Even if LENR is false, that mainstream refuse to investigate is an error in itself, a sign a psychiatric problem, of Groupthink.
Elforsk continues to follow developments
SR Vetenskapsradion has this week issued criticism towards Elforsk investigations of the alleged phenomenon that is usually called LERN - Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (nuclear reactions at low energy). The investigations began in 2012 when Elforsk was asked by a group of Swedish scientists that support the evaluation of an invention called Energy catalyst. It was stated to have a heat output far exceeding that which can be explained by conventional combustion reactions.
The evaluation was conducted by Swedish and Italian researchers (Giuseppe Levi and Evelyn Foschi, University of Bologna, Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér, Uppsala University and Hanno Essén, KTH) where the results were published in the report "Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device. " The measurements indicated a heat which not only could be explained by conventional combustion.
Based on the results of those measurements Elforsk chose to go ahead and ordered a summary statement regarding LERN.The results were published in Elforsk report 13:90, which is available on Elforsk website.
LENR is a controversial phenomenon that has received increased attention over the past two to three years. When a dozen companies over that they engage in the commercialization of LENR technology can this possibly indicate that something unexpectedly discovered and that this discovery in the future may affect the energy supply in the community.
Elforsk is careful to emphasize that we do not currently have enough information to be able to decide whether the phenomenon LENR exists or not. However, Elforsk determined the state state to briefly follow developments and to some extent help to increase insight and clarity on these issues.
It is in Elforsk instructed to monitor ongoing research and development in order to prepare the companies in the energy sector on potential breakthroughs and build the necessary knowledge to challenge or affirm further development. For this reason Elforsk continue to monitor developments in the LENR field.