Original Closing Date: 11/21/22 8PM ET
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), in collaboration with the Office of Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains (MESC), is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL will invest appropriations of $156 million for the design, construction, and operation of a Rare Earth Element (REE) Demonstration Facility that demonstrates the extraction, separation and refining from unconventional feedstock materials to high purity individual or binary rare earth metals (REM) and/or critical minerals and materials (CMM).
To address the BIL requirement for a demonstration facility, this FOA seeks applications from academic institutions acting as the Prime Applicant for a Phase I Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study and a Phase II (subject to competitive down-select) design, construction, and operation of a first-of-a-kind (FOAK), domestic, demonstration facility that produces REEs and CMM from domestic resources that include unconventional and secondary sources, such as acid mine drainage, mine waste, or other deleterious material.
Details can be found at FedConnect.
Informational Webinar for Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002618 BIL - Rare Earth Element Demonstration Facility