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Low-Temperature Mineral Recovery Program FOA Selections

Low-Temperature Mineral Recovery Program FOA Selections

The Geothermal Technologies Office announced selections for up to $4 million for mineral recovery from low- to moderate-temperature geothermal resources. Geothermal brine has the potential to contain relatively high concentrations of rare earths and other valuable materials. This targeted initiative focuses on combining mineral extraction with power generation as a path to producing commercially viable, low-to-moderate temperature geothermal resources, while boosting production of materials necessary for manufacturers of clean energy technologies and other industries. Nine awards ranging from $250,000 to $500,000 will focus on feasibility studies aimed at better understanding extraction technologies and process economics, assessing the current critical materials resource base, and researching and developing innovative extraction methods. Find more specific project information on the low-temperature mineral extraction selections below.