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DOE seeks input on US critical materials

Issues RFI for $675 million Critical Materials Research Program Metal Tech News – August 10, 2022

 

Last updated 8/9/2022 at 3pm

Biden under “A Future Made in America” banner at GM’s Factory Zero.

Rob Widdis for General Motors

President Joe Biden walks to the podium at the grand opening of General Motor's Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant in Michigan. The rapid ramp-up of EV production is creating enormous new demand for critical materials.

Recognizing the meteoric rise in demand for minerals and metals critical to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and the American economy at large, the U.S. Department of Energy is requesting public input on the development and implementation of a $675 million critical materials research, development, demonstration, and commercialization program.

Funded by the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastr...



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