Critical Materials Collaboration between Industry and the National Laboratories

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In 2021, USEA carried out a series of workshops on Critical Minerals Sustainability with Industry representatives and representatives of the majority of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories. One of the problems identified by multiple workshop participants was a lack of awareness of the varying methods of collaboration between industry and the national laboratories. In response, USEA and Battelle connected with national laboratory and industry researchers and centers working on Critical Materials Sustainability to identify mechanisms for collaboration between national laboratories and private industry. This webinar will give an overview of the report containing national laboratory operations dedicated to critical materials (CM) research, a breakdown of CM funding from the federal government, and survey response summaries from industry and national laboratories stakeholders on the current efficacy of industry/national laboratories collaboration in CM Research.


Dr. Morgan Evans

Principal Research Scientist, Energy & Resilience Division