Department Of Energy Initiates Broad Review Of Energy Sector Supply Chain
- Dec 8, 2021 3:35 pm GMT
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In recognition of the role that zero emission technologies will play in meeting domestic policy goals, the
- Crosscutting Topics Relating to the Energy Sector Industrial Base: Crosscutting technologies and input on broader supply chain policy issues that may impact the energy sector industrial base
- Solar PV Technology: Challenges and opportunities for domestic PV manufacturing and related workforce development
- Wind Energy Technology: Short- and long-term priorities and supply chain considerations for both land-based and offshore wind technology
- Energy Storage Technology: Long duration energy storage, domestic energy storage manufacturing, and sustainably sourced materials
- Electric Grid - Transformers and HVDC: Large power transformers, high-voltage direct current technologies, and priority engagements with key foreign partners
- Hydropower and Pumped Storage Technology: Plant components, addressing risks of "extinct" supply chains, and potential long lead times responding to equipment shortages
- Nuclear Energy Technology: Building and expanding domestic manufacturing, workforce skills needed to support the nuclear supply chain, and other input the US government should know to better support the nuclear supply chain
- Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers: Expanding fuel cell and electrolyzer domestic manufacturing capabilities and key economic drivers to support sustained supply chain growth
- Semiconductors: Current state of US and global supply chains for conventional and wide bandgap semiconductors
- Neodymium magnets: Crucial vulnerabilities for related technologies, such as direct drive or hybrid wind turbines and traction motors for electric vehicles, and collection of magnets for recycling and recovery
- Platinum Group Metals Catalysts: Scale up the adoption and use of industrial decarbonization technologies and energy storage technologies, including fuel cell, electrolyzer, and chemical manufacturing technologies
- Carbon Capture, Conversion, Transport, and Storage Materials: Needed materials for commercial and separation processes, transportation, and storage
- Cybersecurity and Digital Components: Hardening of digital component supply chains, ransomware and other national security concerns, transparency on global supply chain sources, and reducing reliance on untrusted software suppliers, integrators, and maintenance
- Commercialization and Competitiveness: Data, methodologies, and metrics to assess current and future competitive advantages for new energy technologies
Further Assessment and Implications
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One example is licensing and deployment of "advanced" nuclear reactors. Nuclear power in
Similarly, the federal government has taken significant steps in parallel to the
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