US awards $2.8B in grants for EV batteries in 12 states


              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck is parked between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Shipping trainee Keenan Kinder uses a forklift to move large bags of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Salt lines a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Brine is pumped into an evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A truck drives between brine evaporation ponds at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Mountains and a liming facility are reflected in a brine evaporation pond at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The ponds use evaporation to help separate lithium from brine pumped from underground. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A container of lithium carbonate sits in a shipping warhouse at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Tyler Kirkland adds a scoop to a large bag of lithium carbonate at Albemarle Corp.'s Silver Peak lithium facility, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Silver Peak, Nev. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. A total of 20 companies, including Albemarle Corp., will receive grants for projects to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components and strengthen U.S. supply of critical minerals, officials said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              FILE - Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative, Sept. 20, 2022, in New York. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. Granholm, who announced the grant competition in May, called the funding announcement “huge” news that would expand made-in-America battery manufacturing for EVs and the electric grid. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)
            
              FILE - President Joe Biden listens during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show, Sept. 14, 2022, in Detroit. From left, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, Biden and Ray Curry, President of the United Auto Workers. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, awarded $2.8 billion in grants to build and expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles in 12 states. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
US awards $2.8B in grants for EV batteries in 12 states