U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

Ames Laboratory Chosen to Lead Critical Materials Institute

January 15, 2013

On January 9, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, was selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S. energy security. The new research center, which will be named the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), will bring together leading researchers from academia, four Department of Energy national laboratories, as well as the private sector.

Learn more about the DOE Critical Materials Hub. Read a White House blog post on Materials Innovation for the 21st Century.