DOE Awards $19 Million for Initiatives to Produce Rare ...

Apr 29, 2021· WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $19 million for 13 projects in traditionally fossil fuel-producing communities across the country to support production of rare earth elements and critical minerals vital to the manufacturing of batteries, magnets, and other components important to the clean energy economy.. Facing persistent shortages in domestic supply ...

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CSSM | Center for Sustainable Separations of Metals

CSSM scientists are developing cross-disciplinary chemistry for greener mining and the efficient recycling of critical metals such as lithium, cobalt, gold, rare earths, tantalum, tellurium, and others. Efforts in the center are focused on the development of new, sustainable metals-processing that produces minimal waste and environmental harm.

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Top Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETFs - ETF Database

Oct 04, 2021· Currently, there are no Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETFs open in the market. Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETFs invest in companies that are engaged in the mining, refinement, and production of rare earth and strategic metals. Rare earth elements are used in a variety of products, from batteries to aerospace components to lasers and x-ray machines.

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What are rare earth elements, and why are they important ...

U.S. Geological Survey news release "Going Critical". The rare earth elements (REE) are a set of seventeen metallic elements. These include the fifteen lanthanides on the periodic table plus scandium and yttrium.. Rare earth elements are an essential part of many high-tech devices.

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The New Gold Rush: Rare Earths - CNBC

Jan 04, 2011· The New Gold Rush: Rare Earths. Rare earth metals are becoming dearer than gold. Yes, they sport tongue-twisting names like neodymium and samarium. But these obscure metals, a market totally only ...

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What are Rare Earth Elements, REEs? – European Training ...

Jul 18, 2016· The rare-earth elements (REEs) are a group of 17 elements (atomic numbers 57-71) that exhibit a range of unique electronic, optical and magnetic properties. Because of their similarities to the REEs, scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y) are …

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Rare earth elements aren't the secret weapon China thinks ...

May 23, 2019· Rare earths are a group of 17 elements crucial for high-tech manufacturing. China also happens to dominate their supply, producing roughly 80 percent of …

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Supercomputers Predict Rare Earth Market Vulnerabilities

Sep 09, 2021· The nation in the past has threatened to cease exports of refined rare earths during political disputes. Researchers under a Defense Logistics Agency program analyzed the potential effects of three supply disruption scenarios for 10 of the 17 rare earth elements — along with a handful of associated compounds — to determine the market effects.

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A review of the physiological impact of rare earth ...

A review of the physiological impact of rare earth elements and their uses in biomedical Mg alloys Acta Biomater . 2021 Jun 9;S1742-7061(21)00371-8. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2021.06.004.

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A FAQ on rare earth elements and the challenges posed ...

Jul 05, 2016· A12: The Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine is an open-pit mine of rare earth elements (REEs) on the south flank of the Clark Mountain Range, just north of the unincorporated community of Mountain Pass, California, United States. The Mountain Pass mine dominated worldwide REE production from the 1960s to the 1980s (USGS).

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The Future of Rare Earth Elements in Africa in the Midst ...

The Future of Rare Earth Elements in Africa in the Midst of a Debt Crisis. Skip to Main Content.

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Mineral & Rare Earth Elements Analyzer | Thermo Fisher ...

Mineral & Rare Earth Elements Analyzers. Portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology can be used in a wide range of mineralogical and geological exploration markets, one of which is the mining of Rare Earth Elements (REEs). REEs are defined as the 15 lanthanides plus scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y), and they are critical components in consumer ...

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MAPTS - Home | Facebook

MAPTS, Soldotna, Alaska. 836 likes · 10 talking about this · 30 were here. MAPTS, a division of the University of Alaska, provides compliance and hands-on training for the mining and oil & gas...

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Ames Laboratory to Lead New Research Effort to Address ...

Jan 09, 2013· These critical materials, including many rare earth elements, are essential for American competitiveness in the clean energy industry. Many materials deemed critical by the Department are used in modern clean energy technologies – such as wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles, and energy-efficient lighting.

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Rare Earth Elements - MIT

Rare earth elements occur in many minerals but typically in concentrations too low to be refined in an economical manner; the concentration of REEs in the Earth's crust is estimated to be between 150 to 220 parts per million, which is higher than the concentration of …

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The Specialty Metal Clause: Oversight Issues and Options ...

May 15, 2013· the access to rare earth elements, is an issue raised in recent news reports and congressional hearings. Policymakers are interested in the specialty metal clause because the specialty metal clause affects defense contractors who produce components for commercial weapons systems.

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The collapse of American rare earth mining — and lessons ...

Nov 12, 2019· Out in the Mojave Desert in California lies the Mountain Pass mine, once the world's foremost supplier of valuable rare earth minerals — 17 elements deemed critical to modern society.

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Defense Production Act Title III Presidential ...

Jul 23, 2019· The five PDs address the domestic production capability for: light rare earth elements, heavy rare earth elements, rare earth metals and alloys, neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) rare earth permanent magnets, and samarium cobalt (SmCo) rare earth permanent magnets.

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Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences

Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences. Location, geologic and mineral economic data for world rare earth mines, deposits, and occurrences compiled from published and non-published sources. Geographic coordinates are provided for 577 of the 799 deposits described here.

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What will happen when the raw materials run out? | E&T ...

Sep 14, 2020· Rare earth minerals are naturally occurring resources, which cannot be recreated or replaced. Some are present in only very small quantities in the Earth's crust. They were created when the extreme heat and pressure conditions produced by a star's evolution pushed atoms together to …

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EREAN - European Rare Earth (Magnet) Recycling Network - a ...

EREAN is the FP7 Marie-Curie Initial Training Network Project that started on the 1st of September 2013. This European Rare Earth (Magnet) Recycling Network will train 15 young researchers in the science and technology of rare earths, with emphasis on the recycling of these elements from permanent magnets. An intensive intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration has been established in ...

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Pentagon seeks microbe miners to cut rare earth reliance ...

Sep 08, 2021· Earlier this year, the Pentagon awarded a $30.4 million contract to Lynas Rare Earths Limited to boost domestic processing of light rare earth elements. The firm will …

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Rare-Earth Metals: What the Elements Are, How They're ...

Jun 04, 2019· Rare-earth elements are a group of 17 metals that — as their name suggests — form under the Earth's surface and are difficult to find and extract. …

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Toxic and radioactive: The damage from mining rare elements

Apr 13, 2021· Securing just one ton of rare earth elements produces 2,000 tons of toxic waste, and has devastated large regions of China, said Günther Hilpert, Head …

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Rare Earth Processing Plant Opens in Colorado

Jul 16, 2020· A new pilot plant that will process rare earth elements necessary for many critical U.S. military weapons systems opened in June, as part of an effort to end China's monopoly on the important resources. The pilot plant is a joint venture between USA Rare Earth and Texas Mineral Resources Corp. The two companies previously funded a project on ...

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Bounty of Rare Earths Discovered in Afghanistan | Live Science

Sep 30, 2011· Researchers mapped out a bounty of rare earth elements in Afghanistan's volcanic rocks. Shown here, clockwise from top center: praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

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Technology metals for a green future – FutureLearn.

0:31 Skip to 0 minutes and 31 seconds Hello, my name is Frances Wall. I'm a professor at Camborne School of Mines at the University of Exeter. I carry out research on some of the Earth's most rare and special rocks that contain metals that are now facilitating technological advances in areas such as consumer electronics and the decarbonization of transport.

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FedConnect: Opportunity Summary

Dec 15, 2020· Opportunity: Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for United States (U.S.) Basins. Description. DE-FOA-0002364, 000003. Modification 000003 was issued to clear up spacing (single versus double) requirements as follows: The language found within the red box of the FOA (approximately page 36) may be interpreted by ...

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Extraction of rare earths from bauxite residue – European ...

Aug 26, 2021· Although conventional acidic leaching of bauxite residue allows a high extraction of rare-earths elements, the concentration of these elements in the leach liquor (5–9 ppm) is still about one hundred times lower than the iron concentration (about 900 ppm), which limits the extraction of rare-earths elements in further processing, for instance ...

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Detection of rare earth elements in groundwater based on ...

Aug 17, 2021· · This paper studies the detection of rare earth elements (REEs) in groundwater and the intervention of dance training fatigue based on synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging algorithm. Among them, the radar 3D imaging technology is to add a new synthetic aperture in the direction perpendicular to the 2D SAR imaging plane, so that 3D imaging can be carried out. The …

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Rare‐Earth Incorporated Alloy Catalysts: Synthesis ...

Mar 12, 2021· To improve the performance of metallic catalysts, alloying provides an efficient methodology to design state-of-the-art materials. As emerging functional materials, rare-earth metal compounds can integrate the unique orbital structure and catalytic behavior of rare earth elements into metallic materials.

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10 Ways You Are Ruled By Communist China - Listverse

Nov 14, 2019· Rare Earth elements are some of the most difficult elements to find and process, and to top it all off, they are vital in the electronics industry. Everything from the camera lens on your phone to the solar panels used to create renewable energy contains bits and pieces of rare earth elements, and China has a monopoly on mining and processing them.

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USGS Mineral Resources Program The Rare-Earth Elements ...

The Rare-Earth Elements— Vital to Modern Technologies and Lifestyles. Until recently, the rare-earth elements (REEs) were familiar to a relatively small number of people, such as chemists, geologists, specialized materials . scientists, and engineers. In the 21st century, the REEs have gained visibility

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