Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Science & Technology: The Potential of Critical Materials from Geothermal Brine

In the Future, Your iPad Could Come from Geothermal: 3 Facts about Critical Materials (DOE/EERE/GTO)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to invest in clean energy technologies to strengthen our domestic energy independence. To improve technologies from the onset, the Geothermal Technologies Office is focusing on rare earths and critical materials recovery—the building blocks in many clean energy applications.

• Fact 1: Critical materials play a fundamental role in clean energy technologies
• Fact 2: The U.S. is a large consumer but small producer of many critical materials
• Fact 3: DOE is advancing technologies for recovering critical materials