Open RFI: Responses to the Rare Earth Element Demonstration Facility RFI [which can be found at: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffedconnect%2f%3fdoc%3dDE-FOA-0002686%26agency%3dDOE&doc=DE-FOA-0002686&agency=DOE] are due no later than 8:00 p.m. ET on March 31, 2022. Entries must be submitted electronically to [email protected], with the subject line “DE-FOA-0002686-RFI”.
Full applications are expected to be due in 4th quarter 2022.
- General Public
- Private Sector
Reserved for Energy
To demonstrate the feasibility of a full-scale integrated rare earth element extraction and separation facility and refinery.
Eligible uses include: 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.
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For more information, please visit: https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-launches-140-million-program-develop-americas-first-kind-critical-minerals-refinery.