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Critical Materials Institute

The Critical Materials Institute is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames 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.

Invention Disclosures
R&D 100 Awards
U.S. Patents
Licensed Technologies

The Critical Materials Institute focuses on technologies that make better use of materials and eliminate the need for materials that are subject to supply disruptions.

Going from an idea to a licensed technology in just two years is exactly what CMI is intended to do, and we've proven we can do it.

Alex King
CMI Founding Director