Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for United States Basins
DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory
"Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for United States (U.S.) Basins" seeks to solicit applications focused on the anticipated development and implementation of U.S. regional strategies through recipient-developed and coalition-led efforts for multiple U.S. basins that will enable the realization of the full economic potential of producing Rare Earth Elements (REEs), Critical Minerals (CMs), and high-value, nonfuel, Carbon-Based Products (CBP) from coal. Coalitions will be multi-faceted and include coal mining companies, regional private industries, universities, training and workforce development organizations, National Laboratories, state, local and federal agencies, and non-profit/non-governmental stakeholders, to facilitate the establishment of public-private innovation centers to incubate innovated mining, beneficiation, processing and purification technologies. Each project is anticipated to provide a foundation for educating the next generation of technicians, skilled workers and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals needed to implement each basin’s strategy.