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DOE announces intent to provide $122m to establish coal products innovation centers

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 3, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to make approximately $122 million available, through a competitive process, to establish coal products innovation centers.
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The innovation centers will focus on manufacturing value-added, carbon-based products from coal, as well developing new methods to extract and process rare earth elements and critical minerals from coal.

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DOE anticipates funding innovation centers in a multiple of U.S. coal producing basins.

New and existing coalitions of private industry, academia, national laboratories, and state and local governments are encouraged to compete to establish the centers.

Once established, the public-private innovation centers will research and incubate innovative mining, beneficiation, processing, and purification technologies that are environmentally sustainable.

Each center will also provide a foundation for educating.