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Diversifying Supply

CMI researches ways to expand the supply of rare-earth and other critical resources through innovative processes and finding new uses for co-products. 

The CMI focus area Diversifying Supply researches how to expand sources of rare earth elements and critical materials, develop transformative processes and find new uses for co-products. Researchers leading projects in Diversifying Supply are located at Ames Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines, Missouri S&T, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.