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Advanced Processing of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals for Industrial and Manufacturing Applications

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Sue Miltenberger
Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Original Closing Date; 03/01/2021

This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks research and development projects that will focus on innovative midstream processing technologies for the purification, recovery, individual separation and reduction to metals of high purity rare earth elements and other critical minerals from coal, coal by-products or alternate non-coal-based feedstock materials.  The innovative midstream separation, purification and reduction to metal processes are required to be environmentally benign and sustainable, and have the potential for reduced capital costs and operating expenses in comparison to commercially available processes. Applications and/or instructions can be found with this announcement on FedConnect

Modification 000001 was issued to extend the application due date.

Modification 000002 was issued to inform applicants of pending clarifications to be released in a subsequent modification.  

Modification 000003 was issued to extend the due date for applications, make clarifications within the announcement, and incorporate Appendix H.

Modification 000004 was issued to extend the due date for applications and remove the Phase 2 down-select information.  Awardees under this FOA will be selected to perform the Phase 1 scope only.