An Opportunity to Facilitate Resilient Domestic Critical Material Supply Chains – Discussions on the Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act, Sections 41003c and 41003d in Washington, D.C.

The Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act, also commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), sections 41003c and 41003d, represent an extraordinary opportunity to help develop sustainable domestic critical material supply chains.  Critical materials such as neodymium and dysprosium for magnets; lithium, cobalt, and class 1 nickel for batteries; platinum group metals for catalysts, electrolyzers and fuel cells; and gallium and germanium for semiconductors; are necessary for our modern way of life and for the clean energy future. On behalf of the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), the United States Energy Association (USEA) invites you to participate in a series of upcoming meetings to discuss this opportunity. The USDOE seeks suggestions and questions from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, State and local coalitions, labor unions, Tribes1, community-based organizations, non-government organizations, and other stakeholders for implementation and participation in these programs. 

Please register and join us in Washington, D.C. for this free “hybrid” (having both in-person and remote attendance options) informational listening session hosted by USEA to learn more. This particular workshop will focus on the groups bolded in the above. We anticipate excellent speakers from the USDOE, NGOs, Industry, and Academia, and informative discussions on this great opportunity.

Please note, the dress code will be business casual. According to the CDC, DC’s current COVID community level is medium. As such wearing of masks, while optional, is encouraged when social distancing is not possible.

1 Including Tribal governments, American Indian and Alaskan Native communities, Tribal enterprises, Alaska Native Regional and village corporations.


Dr. Briggs White

Advisor to the Office of the Director
National Energy Technology Laboratory

Dr. Diana Bauer

Acting Deputy Director - Advanced Manufacturing Office
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Christy Veeder

Senior Advisor - Office of Energy Jobs
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Holly Buck

Management and Program Analyst
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management