S.421 - Powering America's Lithium Production Act of 2011

A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Energy to provide grants for lithium production research and development. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Energy to provide grants for lithium production research and development. as introduced.
  • Short: Powering America's Lithium Production Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Powering America's Lithium Production Act of 2011 - Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to provide grants to eligible entities for research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of domestic industrial proces

Official Summary

Powering America's Lithium Production Act of 2011 - Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to provide grants to eligible entities for research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of domestic industrial processes that are designed to enhance domestic lithium production for use in advanced battery technologies. Defines an \"eligible entity\" as:
(1) a private partnership or other entity that is organized in accordance with federal law and engaged in lithium production for use in advanced battery technologies;
(2) a public entity, such as a state, tribal, or local governmental entity; or
(3) a consortium of such entities. Requires such eligible entities to use such grants to develop or enhance:
(1) domestic industrial processes that increase lithium production, processing, or recycling for use in advanced lithium batteries; or
(2) industrial process associated with new formulations of lithium feedstock for use in such batteries.

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