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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Coal ash to critical minerals funding

Metal Tech News - July 14, 2023


Last updated 8/15/2023 at 2:06pm

Hands holding a scoop of ashes with potential critical minerals.

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The ash left behind from the burning of coal offers a potential domestic source of gallium, germanium, rare earths, and other minerals critical to America's clean energy and tech sectors.

DOE is awarding $32M to support projects that will recover domestic critical minerals from coal waste.

Seeking to leverage the ash and other byproducts from a fuel that powered America through the 20th century, the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $32 million to help launch projects that will recover rare earth elements and other critical minerals from coal ash and waste.

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