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General Motors GM sources domestic United States supplies of battery materials

Domestic mining key to Biden EV strategy

While laying out an action plan to establish the national network of electric vehicle charging stations needed to keep pace with its ambitious goal of 50% of all vehicles sold in the United... — Updated 12/15/2021 Full story

 
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And then there were 50 critical minerals

The U.S. Geological Survey has unveiled a proposed list of 50 minerals and metals critical to the United States. While this seems to be a major jump over the 35 critical minerals on the original... — Updated 12/13/2021 Full story

 
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DOE investing $209M in lithium battery tech

In a move to fund research and build alliances across America's lithium battery supply chain, the U.S. Department of Energy is providing $209 million for 26 new national laboratory research... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 
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Australia backs critical minerals sector

Seeking to solidify Australia as a leading supplier of the critical minerals that are increasingly being required for electric vehicles, renewable energy, telecommunications, aerospace, defense,... — Updated 10/26/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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EU action plan starts with magnet recycling

The European Raw Materials Alliance released its action plan to secure access to rare earth elements for the industrial sector in the European Union. Detailed in a 38-page report published on... — Updated 10/6/2021 Full story

 
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US exit leaves China $1T of Afghan metals

The United States' withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan opened the door for China to swoop in and lay claim to the more than $1 trillion worth of lithium, rare earths, and other metals and gems e... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 
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DOE awards $30M for critical metals R&D

With renewable energy and electric vehicles driving enormous new demand, the United States Department of Energy is investing $30 million into 13 projects to develop new technologies that will... — Updated 9/3/2021 Full story

 
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US rare earth magnet sector seeks support

The National Mining Association and a group of 16 companies working to establish a complete rare earths mines-to-magnets supply chain in the United States are urging Congress to approve... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 
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Texas Reps reintroduce RARE minerals act

A pair of Texas congressmen, Republican Lance Gooden and Democrat Vicente Gonzalez have introduced the Reclaiming American Rare Earths Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing America's... — Updated 7/10/2021 Full story

 
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White House wants new critical mining, laws

The Biden administration sees domestic mining as an important segment at the front end of the critical supply chains it endeavors to strengthen, as long as the mining is carried out at the... — Updated 6/20/2021 Full story

 
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Canada, EU forge critical minerals alliance

Canada and the European Union have forged a new strategic partnership to help secure the supply chains for minerals and metals critical to the global transition to a low-carbon and digitized... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 
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Canada publishes critical minerals catalog

Canada thinks about critical minerals differently than the United States and European Union. While its Western counterparts have put together shopping lists of the critical raw materials that are... — Updated 6/4/2021 Full story

 
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IEA urges swift critical minerals action

Policymakers must take swift and decisive action to ensure that the minerals critical to the global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles are not the bottleneck that prevents... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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$174 billion EV plan lacks critical minerals fix

From $15 billion to bolster clean energy research to incentives aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles, the Biden administration's proposed $174 billion investment in the United... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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Alaska Sen introduces critical mineral bill

Seeking to bolster America's critical mineral supply chain, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation that tackles the notoriously long permitting process in the United States.... — Updated 4/27/2021 Full story

 
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US lawmakers push for REE cooperative

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Congressman David McKinley, R- West Virginia, along with 12 other U.S. lawmakers, are urging the Biden administration to develop domestic metallurgical... — Updated 4/27/2021 Full story

 
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Addressing battery metal recycling risks

Answering the Biden administration's call for industry input on the risks to battery supply chains in the United States, American Battery Metals Corp. said accelerating lithium-ion battery... — Updated 4/20/2021 Full story

 
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Experts urge swift UK tech metals strategy

Critical materials experts from the University of Birmingham are urging the United Kingdom to take quick action to ensure Britain has a stable supply of technology-critical metals essential for... — Updated 4/12/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Critical Minerals Biden Administration Department of Energy Secretary

$30M for home supply of critical minerals

The U.S. Department of Energy March 18 announced $30 million in funding to support scientific research of domestic supplies of the critical minerals and metals needed to produce clean energy... — Updated 3/23/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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Ontario future critical mineral world hub

With the current global shift toward sustainability, organizations, cities, and even countries are priming themselves to embrace the change. In particular, Canada's Ontario has unveiled plans to... — Updated 3/11/2021 Full story

 
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EU assembles critical minerals alliance

Understanding that diverse and reliable supplies of critical minerals and metals are vital to the renewable energy, electric vehicles, and high-tech sectors, the European Union has set in motion a... — Updated 3/9/2021 Full story

 
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Biden tackles critical metal supply chains

The American clean energy revolution envisioned by the Biden administration is going to require a massive supply chain upgrade – from the mines feeding rare earths, battery metals and other... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

 
Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021 USGS United States Geological Survey REE

US critical mineral import reliance steady

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50% of its supply of 28 out of the 35 minerals, metals and groups of elements deemed critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and... — Updated 2/4/2021 Full story

 
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High priority Alaska graphite project

With graphite being a vital ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries storing clean but intermittent wind and solar energy, as well as powering the burgeoning electric vehicle sector, the U.S.... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
US Pentagon Department of Defense critical minerals policy

Strategic metals firepower for Pentagon

The $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 passed by Congress last week instructs the Pentagon to secure domestic and allied sources of strategic minerals and... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

 

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