The Rare Earth Elements Demonstration Facility Program is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of a full-scale integrated rare earth element extraction and separation facility and refinery.



Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

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Academic Institutions

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Available until expended

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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.

Next Milestone

Selection announcements for FOA 2618 expected in Q1 of 2023.

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