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Lead Organization Topic Name Partners Project Location DOE Funding Cost Share Total Costs
Topic 1, Area of Interest 2: Improved Beneficiation, Separation and/or Processing
PUREgraphite LLC High Efficiency Continuous Graphitization Furnace Technology for Lithium-Ion Battery Synthetic Graphite Material Harper International, Phillips66 Chattanooga, TN $5,577,738 $5,925,475 $11,503,213
American Battery Metals Corporation Field Demonstration of Selective Leaching, Targeted Purification, and Electro-Chemical Production of Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide Precursor from Domestic Claystone Resources American Lithium Corporation, DuPont Water Solutions Incline Village, NV $2,272,112 $2,272,112 $4,544,224
Topic 1, Area of Interest 3: Large Scale Projects
General Atomics Rare Earth Element (REE) Separation and Processing Demonstration Project Rare Element Resources, Inc., Umwelt- und Ingenieurtechnik GMbH Dresden, LNV LLC Upton, WY $21,989,530 $21,989,530 $43,979,060
BHER Minerals, LLC Electrolytic Production of Battery-Grade LiOH•H2O from Geothermal Brine ZAP Engineering & Construction Services, Inc., CalEnergy Operating Corp, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation, Momentum Calipatria, CA $14,894,540 $14,894,541 $29,789,081
Topic 2, Area of Interest 1: Rare Earth Element Separation
Phinix,LLC Rare Earth Element Separation Using Gas-Assisted Micro-Flow Extraction with Task-Specific Ionic Liquids NICHE Industrial Chemicals, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Clayton, MO $500,000 $225,000 $725,000
Technology Holding LLC Next Generation Separation Method for Rare Earths Massachusetts Institute of Technology West Valley City, UT $499,673 $124,999 $624,672
Topic 2, Area of Interest 2: Conversion to Rare Earth Metals (RE-metals)
University of Wyoming Generation of Rare Earth Metals from Rare Earth Oxides by Using Microwave Plasma Colorado School of Mines, Ames Laboratory, Eutectix, Rare Element Resources Laramie, WY $500,000 $125,500 $625,500
Case Western Reserve University Novel Electrowinning Reactor for the Energy-Efficient, Low-Cost Production of Rare Earth Metals Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Cleveland, OH $500,000 $125,000 $625,000
University of Virginia Development of Industrial Scale Rare Earth Master Alloys from Their Native Oxides for Magnet Production Ames Laboratory Charlottesville, VA $500,000 $125,000 $625,000
Topic 2, Area of Interest 3: Li Extraction from Unconventional Sources
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Advanced Mineral Separations with Novel Simulated Moving Beds Colorado School of Mines, Critical Materials Institute, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc., Standard Lithium Golden, CO $500,000 $156,380 $656,380
Oregon State University Microchannel-based Membrane-less Extraction of Li from Unconventional Lithium Sources & the Separation of REE University of Pittsburgh Corvallis, OR $500,000 $125,000 $625,000
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Lithium Recovery from Unconventional Sources Using Magnetic Core-Shell Nanoparticles Moselle Technologies, Enerplus Corporation, Prairie Lithium Corporation, Enertopia Corporation, and Dajin Lithium Corporation Richland, WA $425,000 $160,000 $585,000
525 Solutions, Inc. Ultra-High Capacity Adsorbent Nanofibrous Mats for the Recovery of Lithium from Seawater, Geothermal Brines, and Beyond Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Wyonics, LLC, University of Wyoming Tuscaloosa, AL $500,000 $125,024 $625,024
University of Texas at Austin Direct Conversion of Li-Ions to Li-Metal from Domestic Brines or Produced Water through Electromagnetically-Controlled Dendritic Electrodeposition University of California, Berkeley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Critical Materials Institute Austin, TX $500,000 $125,000 $625,000
Mineral Selective Technologies Informed design of crystalline ion exchangers: Improved λ-MnO2 phase for lithium extraction from geologic fluids Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Geo40, Ltd. Morgan Hill, CA $400,000 $100,000 $500,000
$50,058,593 $46,598,561 $96,657,154