Opportunity: Facilitating a Domestic Critical Minerals Future: Carbon Ore, Rare Earths and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative


Request for Information (RFI) related to Facilitating a Domestic Critical Minerals Future: Carbon Ore, Rare Earths and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this RFI. This RFI will seek input from industry members, investors, developers, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, tribal governments, potentially impacted communities and other stakeholders to advance the use of unconventional and secondary feedstocks to produce rare earth elements (REEs), critical materials (CMs) and novel high-value, nonfuel carbon-based products (CBP), which are needed to ensure U.S. energy, economic and national security. This RFI supports the Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative.

Reference number: DE-FOA-0003075
Issue date: 05/17/2023
Response due: 07/17/2023 05:00 PM US/Eastern

Set Aside:

Agency: DOE

Contracting office:

National Energy Technology Lab
U.S. Department of Energy
Morgantown Campus
3610 Collins Ferry Road
P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

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