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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Transforming a lump of coal into an EV

Metal Tech News – April 5, 2023


Last updated 4/21/2023 at 4:36am

The shape of a phoenix drawn into a pile of coal fly ash.

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Billions of tons of ash from more than a century of burning coal could provide the U.S. with an abundant domestic source of the rare earths and other critical minerals needed for electric vehicles and clean energy technologies

DOE funds studies into processes for recovering rare earths and other critical minerals from coal waste streams and acid mine drainage.

Looking to develop unconventional domestic sources of the rare earths needed for America's transition to low-carbon energy and transportation, while also providing forward-leaning job opportunities for the coal miners that powered the nation for more t...

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