US invests to address shortage of rare earth metals
US invests to address shortage of rare earth metals: http://www.ameslab.gov/news/news-releases/ames-laboratory-lead-new-research-effort-address-shortages-critical-materials
... "CMI will leverage these existing research programs into a larger,
coordinated effort designed to eliminate materials criticality as an
impediment to the commercialization of clean energy technologies. The
Hub will address challenges across the entire life cycle of these
materials. This ranges from enabling new sources; improving the
economics of existing sources; accelerating material development and
deployment; more efficient use in manufacturing; recycling and reuse;
and developing strategies to assess and address the life cycles of new
materials. Cross-cutting research, including developing computational
tools and supply chain and economic analyses, will also be necessary to
support the basic science needs across all challenge areas."
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