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Critical minerals from fossil fuel waste

Metal Tech News - February 10, 2023


Last updated 2/10/2023 at 10:11am

A pumpjack pumps oil from a well in an American Southwest desert.

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Oil and gas wells also produce wastewater that must be stored. DOE is funding research into recovering critical minerals from this waste while creating clean water.

DOE funds R&D for recovering critical metals while creating clean water from fossil fuel waste.

The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is providing $17.5 million in funding for research and development projects focused on producing clean water and critical minerals from oil, gas, and coal production wastewater.

Fossil fuel production and use produces w...

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