Recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals from Unconventional Domestic Resources

When:  Oct 6, 2022 from 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM (ET)
Associated with  Upper Peninsula SME Section

Virtual Krumb Lecture Series: Recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals from Unconventional Domestic Resources

DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy Carbon Management (FECM) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) continue to address the potential for onshore production of rare earth elements (REEs) and critical minerals (CMs) from unconventional resources through the conduct of the Critical Minerals Sustainability Program. Major thrust areas in this research development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) program will be discussed. Program accomplishments that have been made since 2016 will also be presented.

About the Speaker

Mary Anne Alvin, Rare Earth Element Technology Manager (TM) of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is responsible for validating the technical and economic feasibility for separation and recovery of salable, high purity, rare earth elements from domestic coal-based resources in conventional, prototype, and advanced operating systems. Prior to assuming the TM position, Ms. Alvin served as Division Director for both the Geosciences Division and the Functional Materials Development Division.

Prior to joining NETL, Ms. Alvin had 30 years of experience at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and at Siemens Westinghouse Power Generation, working in advanced energy systems. As a Fellow Scientist, she led the development of advanced high temperature ceramic, intermetallics, and superalloy materials for components used in the domestic and off-shore, pilot- and demonstration-scale, land-based, power generation island wrap-around systems. She currently holds 28 patents, with additional pending.

The Krumb Lecture series aims to broaden section appreciation and understanding of important new methods and technologies.

Lecturers are selected from the professionals who present technical papers at the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo. The Krumb Lecture Series is administered by SME and is partially funded by a grant from the Seeley W. Mudd Memorial Fund.


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