2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (912 October 2011)
Paper No. 124-2
Presentation Time: 1:45 PM-2:05 PM

A NATIONAL CRITICAL MATERIALS STRATEGY -- PERSPECTIVE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

WADIA, Cyrus, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, 725 17th Street Room 5228, Washington, DC 20502, Cyrus_N._Wadia@ostp.eop.gov

Dr. Wadia, Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Materials R&D at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss the Obama Administration’s perspective on raw materials, critical minerals and materials, and those supply chains for which they are employed. Wadia will introduce and describe an active White House led interagency process in which the following core objectives are being pursued: (1) mitigating long term risks associated with the use of critical materials, (2) raw material supply diversification, (3) promoting a fully integrated domestic supply chain for areas of strategic importance like clean energy, (4) informing government and industry decision making, and (5) preparing a next generation workforce. He will review Administration actions already underway and forecast the government’s changing role in years ahead. Lastly, Wadia will describe new R&D activity in the mitigation of long term concerns, including future efforts in materials selection based on raw mineral abundance and scalability.

2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (912 October 2011)
General Information for this Meeting
Session No. 124
Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals for a Sustainable and Secure Future
Minneapolis Convention Center: Room 101A-C
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Monday, 10 October 2011

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 317

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