The Battery Materials & Technology Coalition (BMTC) is comprised of companies that mine, extract, process, manufacture, and recycle battery materials, as well as develop cathode, anode, cell, pack, and battery technologies in the critical mineral and battery sectors. BMTC companies are united behind a shared interest in growing a resilient and sustainable North American battery supply chain that ensures governments and private industry across North America seize the opportunity to secure the supply chains that power our way of life.
BMTC encourages the U.S. Federal government to craft and implement policies, programs, and funding opportunities that support the battery manufacturing base, improve supply chain coordination across North America, address foreign market threats, and establish companies in North America as leaders in battery technology innovation. In 2021, the coalition prioritized working on the Congressional bipartisan infrastructure package, and due to these efforts, secured $6 billion to the Department of Energy (DOE) for cost-shared grants to scale domestic battery material processing, manufacturing, and recycling.
The battery supply chain, which includes raw material mining and extraction, refining and processing, component and technology manufacturing, cell and pack production, and recycling, is burgeoning in North America. To ensure a North American battery industry can grow to meet the explosive demand for batteries from the transportation, energy, defense, and electronics sectors, a whole-of-government approach must be taken to support and scale a battery supply chain from mine to battery pack.