Office: Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains

Funding amount: $140,000,000

Period of Availability: Available until expended

Funding Mechanism: Grant

New Program: Yes

Recipients: Industry Partner

Description: To demonstrate the feasibility of a full-scale integrated rare earth element extraction and separation facility and refinery.

Eligible Uses: The facility established shall-- (A) provide environmental benefits through use of feedstock derived from acid mine drainage, mine waste, or other deleterious material; (B) separate mixed rare earth oxides into pure oxides of each rare earth element; (C) refine rare earth oxides into rare earth metals; and (D) provide for separation of rare earth oxides and refining into rare earth metals at a single site.

Program Announcements: Download the Request for Information

Next Milestone: Estimated application opening date, 2nd quarter 2022