Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Semifinalists of Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize

Bookmark and Share

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Energy dot gov Office of Energy Efficiency and renewable energy

EERE News

Divider

November 04, 2021

Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Semifinalists of Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Phase 1 semifinalists of the American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize, a $4 million competition designed to advance technologies and techniques to support direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines. Lithium, a critical material used in high-charge-density batteries for electric vehicles and grid-scale electricity storage, is a crucial element in the clean energy supply chain. Nearly all of the U.S lithium stock is imported. As domestic demand increases rapidly, there is an urgent need to develop safe, secure, domestic, and cost-competitive sources of lithium to achieve the Biden-Harris climate goals and create good paying jobs for Americans.

“By partnering technology researchers with industry commercialization professionals, the prize will fast-track efforts to recover lithium from geothermal brines at scale,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “These technological innovations will help develop domestic sources of lithium that will create jobs and boost our clean energy revolution.”

Read more

 


This email was sent to doe@enjoule.com on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy · 1000 Independence Ave., SW · Washington DC 20585

Web Bug from <a href=links.govdelivery.com/track?enid=ZWFzPTEmYnVsbGV0aW5yZWNpcGllbnRpZD0xMTc3NjM5MjUyNTEtbCZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9ODYxMjM5ODUyJm1zaWQ9JmF1aWQ9Jm1haWxpbmdpZD0yMDIxMTEwNC40ODM4MDA0MSZtZXNzYWdlaWQ9TURCLVBSRC1C…” />

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.