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USD 675 million for expansion of domestic critical minerals supply chains

Last updated: 4 November 2022

Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Request for Information (RFI) on Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program with USD 675 million support.  The program will serve to address the challenges of domestic critical materials supply chain and strengthen domestic sourcing and production.   

Established through the Energy Act of 2020 and expanded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DOE’s Critical Materials Program will develop materials, components and technologies, promote efficient production and use, circular economy approaches, and ensure a long-term, diverse, secure, and sustainable supply of critical materials. The Critical Materials Research Program will expand on DOE’s decade-long history of investment in critical materials supply chains, which includes fundamental research on materials science, separation science, and geoscience; public-private partnerships, such as the Critical Materials Institute; and efforts to validate and commercialize new technologies through demonstration projects.

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