DOE announces $10M funding for Critical Materials Accelerator

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued a $10-million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for a Critical Materials Accelerator. Projects funded under the FOA, led by EERE’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO), will validate and prototype technologies and processes that address critical materials challenges by developing alternatives, diversifying and expanding supply, increasing manufacturing and material efficiency, and establishing a circular economy.

This FOA supports the recently established Critical Materials Collaborative (CMC) to de-risk innovation and mature technology development in partnership with industry. Projects awarded under this FOA will be coordinated through the CMC.

Other efforts coordinated under the CMC include the Critical Materials Innovation Hub and the Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM) $150-million funding opportunity to advance cost effective and environmentally responsible processes to produce and refine critical minerals and materials in the US.

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