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By Shane Lasley
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Reclaiming critical mineral independence

DOE: battery metals, REEs recycling projects is a start for US Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – July 1, 2020

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:40pm

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Independence Day fireworks light up the sky over Washington D.C., where lawmakers are considering ways to make the U.S. less dependent on foreign countries for the critical minerals and metals that lie at the frontend of American supply chains.

Recycling metals from spent lithium-ion batteries and rare earths from outmoded computers play a vital role in the United States reclaiming its critical mineral independence, according to Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

"Until our country can start mining and refining more of these materials or develop commercially viable substitutes, we must recycle as much critical mineral and REE conten...



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