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Critical Materials Innovation Hub

The Critical Materials Innovation Hub is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames National Laboratory that seeks to accelerate innovative scientific and technological solutions to develop resilient and secure supply chains for rare-earth metals and other materials critical to the success of clean energy technologies. 

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CMI has a new report that summarizes 10 years of achievements

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A new technical report about CMI intellectual property is available. See the report at

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R&D 100 Awards
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The Critical Materials innovation Hub focuses on technologies that make better use of materials and eliminate the need for materials that are subject to supply disruptions.

CMI harnesses the scientific and engineering expertise of national laboratories and universities to American know-how in manufacturing. With dozens of partners, we discover the materials, processes, and technologies necessary to address critical material supply chain challenges. 

Thomas Lograsso, CMI Director
Thomas Lograsso
CMI Director

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CMI has a new report that summarizes 10 years of achievements

The report "An Evaluation of the Patent Portfolio Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Innovation Hub" is available.

The Nexight Group analyzed CMI publications from 2013-2022, and created a report new in 2024.