SAE Government Technologies and the SCORE Consortium Received a Grant to Accelerate Supply Chains for Critical Minerals

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Project to Accelerate the Development of Domestic Manufacturing Supply Chains for Critical Minerals

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This grant award from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation demonstrates the importance of critical material supply chain resiliency for aerospace and defense applications.

SAE Government Technologies™ (SAE GT) and a consortium of companies received a $4,743,827 grant from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) to undertake a $6,316,561 project to accelerate the development of domestic manufacturing supply chains for critical minerals by engaging in parallel development with organizations across upstream and downstream segments, achieving commercial capacities in a matter of years, not decades. In close collaboration with their first technical partner of the consortium, Anactisis, SAE GT will harvest scandium from waste streams in the United States through a consortium-based approach to project execution.

The SCORE (Supply Chains of Recovered Elements) consortium exists to rapidly build fully capable manufacturing supply chains for domestic sourcing, production, and use of critical elements – achieving manufacturing and element independence for the United States. Through the implementation of new modular, advanced, and highly selective separation technologies, SCORE will utilize mine and industrial waste to build a fully capable domestic supply chain and trained workforce that requires no new mining and no foreign processing. The first focus of SCORE will be the extraction of scandium and integration into the aluminum alloys supply chain, supporting domestic manufacturing through castings, welding, and additive (3D printing) pathways. SCORE will achieve a sustainable manufacturing supply chain within three years in the five-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

“This grant award from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation demonstrates the importance of critical material supply chain resiliency for aerospace and defense applications. SAE Government Technologies continues its commitment to facilitate collaboration across government, industry and academia remaining consistent with SAE’s overarching the mission to advance mobility knowledge and solutions for humanity,” said Brandon Card, SAE Government Technologies President.

About SAE Government Technologies
An affiliate of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), SAE GT enables visionary collaboration to define solutions, advance technology and effectively address new challenges and innovation trends with Government customers.

About SAE Industry Technologies Consortia
SAE ITC is an affiliate of SAE International. The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. SAE ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally.

Anactisis, from the Greek word to “recover” or “reclaim”, is devoted to developing, scaling, and deploying novel solvent-free separation systems for the extraction and recovery of critical materials from unconventional sources such as coal combustion residuals, bauxite residues, phosphogypsum tailings, or titanium pigment acid wastes. The technology spun out from Carnie Mellon and has previously received phase I and II awards from the Department of Defense. Anactisis is a team of leading separations technologists and engineers supported by experienced entrepreneurs and advisors based in Pittsburgh, PA.
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