Dec. 7, 2021


Description

Multiple offices at the US Department of Energy (DOE) are working to ensure availability of the critical minerals and materials (CMM) required for the clean energy transition. This includes research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) projects which will establish environmentally responsible, equitable, resilient, and secure domestic critical mineral supply chains. DOE’s priorities revolve around diversifying supply, developing substitutes, and ensuring reuse/recycling, with efforts covering the full spectrum from basic science to commercialization. This includes working closely with the USGS and state agencies in identifying and characterizing resources throughout the U.S; it also includes developing resource maps and designing targeted extraction technologies for unique, unconventional and secondary sources (e.g., coal ash and refuse, mine wastes, geothermal brines and produced waters, steelmaking wastes and byproducts etc).  It also includes developing and advancing the technologies needed to responsibly and cost effectively recover critical minerals from recycled batteries and other electronic equipment. In this talk we will outline DOE’s strategy and approach, give examples of current efforts and results, and provide a look at future priorities and opportunities. 


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Douglas W. Hollett
Speaker Douglas W. Hollett

Doug Hollett is the Special Advisor Critical Minerals and Materials Supply Chain at the U.S. Department of Energy. He was previously President of MH Technology Partners, a consulting practice in energy and aerospace technologies and policy with focus on carbon capture utilization and storage, geothermal energy, the critical minerals supply …

Doug Hollett is the Special Advisor Critical Minerals and Materials Supply Chain at the U.S. Department of
Energy. He was previously President of MH Technology Partners, a consulting practice in energy and
aerospace technologies and policy with focus on carbon capture utilization and storage, geothermal
energy, the critical minerals supply chain, and renewable energy integration.
Doug had over 29 years exploration, operations and executive experience in the oil and gas sector from
1981-2011, combined with 6 years at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2011-2017, including as Director
of the Geothermal Technologies Office, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, and
PDAS/Acting Assistant Secretary Fossil Energy.
Doug’s recent activities have included the Sandia National Laboratory Energy and Homeland Security
External Advisory Board, and the National Academies CORES Committee which produced the “Earth in
Time: A Vision for NSF Earth Sciences 2020-2030” report. He is on the Board of Trustees at Wellesley
College, and the National Academies Committee on Earth Resources

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SPE- GCS


Date and Time

Tue, Dec. 7, 2021

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Pricing

  • Non-Members
    $35.00
    Seats available 50
    (ends 12/07/2021)
  • Members
    $25.00
    Seats available 49
    (ends 12/07/2021)
  • Students/Retired/MiT
    $10.00
    Seats available 49
    (ends 12/07/2021)
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Virtual Webinar