Last year, DOE issued its firstCritical Materials Strategy.This year, DOE will update its analysis. The responses to this RFI will help DOE develop a more detailed picture of technology material content, supply chain structure, financing, R&D, energy technology transitions and recycling. This information will help DOE to analyze material criticality and determine the best policies to promote diverse, sustainable and economical supplies, as well as efficient use.
Dated: March 18, 2011.
Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy.