Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Mineral Development in Alaska

Project Info

Lead Researcher(s)

Brent Sheets

Project Dates


Project Location



Department of Energy NETL REE-CM program (DE-FOA-0002364)

Requested Funds: $1,526,908

Project Summary

This project aims at reducing reliance on imported critical minerals. This could lead to establishing Alaska’s resources as globally competitive sources of supply. In the project, UAF is working with DGGS, Native Corporations, and the resource development industries.


Above: Video highlighting the importance of  critical minerals, including rare earth elements, and the university’s role in their development.