Critical Minerals Accelerator Initiative

Last updated: 14 July 2022

The Critical Minerals Accelerator Initiative (CMAI) is a funding initiative aimed at bringing new sources of supply online by supporting early and mid-stage projects that contribute to robust global supply chains, build sovereign capability in Australia and create high-paying regional jobs.

The CMAI will help projects overcome technical and market barriers by supporting activities such as:

  • feasibility studies,
  • engineering design work,
  • pilot testing, and
  • building demonstration plants to help proponents prove the quality of their product and secure contracts with customers.

The CMAI will support strategically significant projects at crucial points in development, setting Australia up as a critical minerals powerhouse. Grants will accelerate projects to market, attracting private sector finance and investment.

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