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Director, Loan Programs Office U.S. Department of Energy

Jigar Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost...

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"Jigar Shah, Director of DOE's Loans Programs Office, said his office is 'excited to further develop an environmentally responsible U.S. supply chain for critical materials...Rhyolite Ridge is a major step towards bolstering domestic lithium production for clean energy technologies,' he said."

In case you missed it, catch up on some of the coverage of LPO's announcement of a conditional commitment to lend up to $700 million to Ioneer Rhyolite Ridge LLC to finance the construction of a new lithium carbonate processing facility at Rhyolite Ridge in Esmeralda County, Nevada, aimed at boosting America's domestic EV battery supply chain:

• ABC News / Associated Press: "Nevada lithium mine gets $700M conditional loan from Energy"

• Reuters: "U.S. to lend ioneer $700 million for Nevada lithium mine"

• Bloomberg: "Biden Backs Nevada Lithium Mine With $700 Million Loan Offer"

• CNBC: "Lithium company Ioneer scores $700 million conditional loan from Energy Department for Nevada plant"
• Mining Weekly: "US Energy Dept offers ioneer up to $700m loan for Rhyolite Ridge project"

• UPI: "U.S. miner Ioneer gets federal loan to pursue lithium"

• KOLO-TV: "Department of Energy awards $700 million loan to Ioneer for EV battery development"


• LPO's Critical Materials tech sector page:

• DOE Comprehensive Strategy to Secure America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain:

• White House Statement on Securing a Made in America Supply Chain for Critical Minerals:

• More about the ATVM program and Advanced Transportation project financing available through LPO programs:



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Jim Stack on Jan 19, 2023

That is great news. The less we import the better and more secure we are. I hope there are a few other US location doing the same thing. 

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