CONSENSUS Webinar: Introduction To The Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, And Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative For U.S. Basins: Part Two

In April of this year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management announced the 13 winners of a $19 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), titled "Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for U.S. Basins." This FOA sought projects in traditionally fossil fuel-producing communities across the country to support production of rare earth elements and critical minerals vital to the manufacturing of batteries, magnets, and other components important to the clean energy economy. The funding awards aligned with the recommendations of the White House teragency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, which outlined a national roadmap to partner with local communities to ensure that the shift to a clean energy economy creates good-paying union jobs, spurs economic revitalization, and supports workers. Selected U.S. basins that have the potential to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals include: Alaska, the Appalachian Basin, Green River - Wind River Basin, Gulf Coast Basin, Illinois Basin, Powder River Basin, San Juan River-Raton-Black Mesa Basin, Uinta Basin, and the Williston Basin. Join us in a two-part webinar series to learn about the CORE-CM initiative and its winning project teams.


Sheila Hollis

Former Acting Executive Director, U.S. Energy Association
Of Counsel and Chair, Duane Morris

Dr. Grant S. Bromhal

Acting Director - Mineral Sustainability Division
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Jared Freiburg

Mineral Resource Geologist
Illinois State Geological Survey

Dr. Navid Mojtabai

Professor, Department Chair, Mineral Engineering
New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

Dr. Virginia T. McLemore

Principal Senior Economic Geologist, Minerals Outreach Liais
NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, NM

Dr. Franciszek "Franek" Hasiuk

Associate Scientist
Kansas Geological Survey

Dr. Stephan Oborny

Assistant Research Professor
Kansas Geological Survey

Dr. Bridget Scanlon

Senior Research Scientist
University of Texas at Austin - Bureau of Economic Geology

Dr. Michael Free

University of Utah - Dept. Materials Science & Engineering

Davin Bagdonas

Research Scientist
University of Wyoming - School of Energy Resources