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December 18, 2011

Royal Dutch Shell Game Changer Program is looking at Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

NewEnergy Times is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell, plc, (major oil company) is interested in exploring low-energy nuclear reaction research as a possible game-changer in the energy business. Two Shell scientists, Anitha Sarkar and Gilles Buchs, with the backing of the Shell GameChanger program, are looking for opportunities to work actively with LENR experts, according to a brief introduction the researchers prepared.

Edward Beardsworth, a venture capitalist at Jane Capital Partners in San Francisco, introduced the researchers to the field in a message to the CMNS e-mail list a couple of days ago.

Shell first has first looked into LENR research in 1995. In 1995, Shell sponsored LENR research at the French laboratory Laboratoire des Sciences Nucléaires at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).




Steven Krivit at New Energy Times also reported that last month he received inquiresfrom Mitre Corp on behalf of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Avra Michelson (Mitre researcher) told me (Steven Krivit) that she was doing background research on LENR on behalf of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. She invited me to be interviewed as a subject-matter expert on LENR.

"We are asking questions about the field to eminent scientists and experts like yourself who have been active participants in the field," Michelson said. "IARPA's goal is to fund and help accelerate high-risk kinds of research for the intelligence community."

Mark McKubre responsed to the information that Steven Krivit gave to IARPA.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries."

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it has embarked on a multi-year research effort to produce a new capability to accelerate the process of identifying and prioritizing emerging technologies across the globe. The Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition (FUSE) Program seeks to develop automated methods that aid in the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technical emergence using publicly available information found in published scientific, technical and patent literature.

The FUSE Program is designed to provide the analytic workforce with a cutting edge capability to sustain technical vigilance across multiple disciplines and languages. Through a competitive Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process, IARPA has awarded research contracts in support of FUSE to teams led by BAE Systems, Columbia University, Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, and SRI International.
IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over our future adversaries

The Director of National Intelligence is part of the United States intelligence budget which comprises all the funding for the 16 agencies of the United States Intelligence Community.

Pursuant to a suggestion by 9/11 Commission, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released the top line amount given to the NIP for fiscal year 2009 as 49.8 billion USD. In FY2010, the NIP budget was 53.1 billion USD, and the MIP budget 27 billion USD, amounting to a total of 80 billion USD

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has about 1500 employees.

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