US DOE Lends $2.26 Billion for Lithium Mine

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to lend Lithium Americas up to US$2.26 billion to build Nevada's Thacker Pass lithium project, one of Washington's largest mining industry investments to boost domestic production of critical minerals for the energy transition.The loan, announced by the company on March 14, is a key part of U.S. President Biden's efforts to reduce dependence on lithium supplies from China, the world's largest processor of the ... [+]

DOE Seeks to Build Domestic Uranium Supply

The U.S. Department of Energy has established request for proposals for uranium enrichment services.The RFP is for establishing a reliable domestic supply of fuels using high-assay low-enriched uranium, or HALEU, a crucial need for smaller, more versatile nuclear reactors.“HALEU is not commercially available from U.S.-based suppliers, and boosting domestic supply ... [+]

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