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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

DOE allots $150M for critical minerals

Opens funding opportunity for responsible domestic supplies Metal Tech News - September 6, 2023


Last updated 10/3/2023 at 12:39pm

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The U.S. is 100% dependent on foreign countries for 12 critical minerals and more than 50% import-reliant for another 30.

Seeking to curb the United States' heavy dependence on imports for critical minerals, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing $150 million to support the domestic production of these mined materials essential to clean energy, high-tech manufacturing, and the nation's general economic well-being.

"The investments announced today enhance national security by reducing our reliance on foreign so...

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