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