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Upcoming Opportunities for Battery Manufacturing and Recycling R&D

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) includes investments over $7 billion in the battery supply chain over the forthcoming five years. This holistic investment strategy will span from sustainable sourcing and processing of critical battery minerals—avoiding new extraction or mining—to comprehensive end-of-life battery collection and recycling. See upcoming programs below: Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Grants Program: Bolstering U.S. domestic battery manufacturing and recycling capabilities, this program aims to strengthen the North American supply chain. The upcoming October 2023 round is prepared to deploy an impressive fund of $3.5 billion, forecasting between 19-41 individual awards that will range from $50M to $300M. Topic Areas: Commercial-scale Lithium Separation from Domestic Sources Commercial-scale Separation, Processing, and Recovery of Battery Critical Minerals (non-Lithium) Commercial-scale Domestic Processing of Crucial Precursor Materials for Battery Manufacturing Commercial-scale Domestic Production of Battery Cathode/Anode Materials and Cathode/Anode Electrodes Commercial-scale Domestic Production of Electrolyte Salts and Electrolyte Solvents Commercial-scale Domestic Production of Cell Manufacturing for Small and Specialized Markets Commercial-scale Domestic Production of Non-Lithium Based Battery Cell and Systems Commercial-scale Domestic Manufacturing of Other Cell Components (Open Topic) Notice: This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. MESC may release a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as described, might issue an FOA significantly different from what's described, or may opt not to issue an FOA at all. Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and 2nd Life Apps Program: An initiative of the Department of Energy, this program's focus is on the R&D of recycling and second-life applications for used electric drive vehicle batteries. For its November 2023 round, technologies for second-life applications and processes for ultimate recycling and disposal will be prioritized. Funding encompasses an estimated $35M for research and development, and a dedicated $2M for plastic and polymer recycling. Battery Materials Processing Grants: Committed to fostering advancements in battery material processes, this grant has secured an annual appropriation of $600 million for fiscal years 2022 to 2026, with funds available until expended

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