Canada’s first rare earth producer begins shipping concentrate

Mining News Pro - Vital Metals’ Nechalacho rare earths mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories has begun deliveries, the Canadian Press reported.

Entire rare earth metals family could help address acid gas pollution

Mining News Pro - Materials that can be made from the entire family of rare earth metals may be the key to addressing nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide (NO2 and SO2) pollution, which is responsible for acid rain.

Lynas races to keep up with global rare earths demand

Mining News Pro - Lynas Corp the world’s only processor of rare earths outside China, sees growth in demand for the metals used in everything from cars to missiles rapidly outpacing production and expects to spell out expansion plans in the next six months.

Fewer rare earths needed for permanent magnets

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) have developed rare-earth-saving permanent magnets that can replace the 42M-graded commercial magnets while reducing the amount of neodymium by about 30%.

EV parts maker Schaeffler signs first-of-a-kind European rare earth deal

Mining News Pro - German auto parts supplier Schaeffler has signed a raw materials deal to ensure the supply of rare earth magnets from Europe for its burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) motor business, an executive said.

American Rare Earths partners on DOE-funded R&D, drills at Wyoming

Mining News Pro - When the maiden drilling kicked off in March at American Rare Earths’ Halleck Creek rare earth project site in Wyoming, it was a key next move for the Australian company, shortly after its subsidiary Western Rare Earths was named a member of the Critical Materials Institute, a US Department of Energy Energy Innovation Hub at the beginning of the year.

Lynas posts record profit on rare earths demand

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Lynas Rare Earths Ltd posted a record first-half profit on Friday, helped by a surge in demand for the minerals used in electric vehicles amid a global push for reducing carbon emissions.

Rare earth prices set to keep on the boil after sharp rally

Mining News Pro - Prices of rare earths needed for electric vehicles (EVs) are set to keep sizzling this year on the back of buoyant sales of EVs, uncertainty about supply from Myanmar and razor-thin stockpiles.

Blockchain rare earth scheme to certify sustainable output for EVs

Mining News Pro - An EU-funded certification scheme using blockchain is being developed for rare earths as automakers demand proof that materials used to make magnets for electric vehicles (EVs) are not linked to toxic pollution.

Lynas posts record revenue on strong demand for rare earths

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Lynas Rare Earths Ltd posted record second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, as demand for metals used in electric vehicles (EVs) grew amid a global push for reducing carbon emissions.

US bill would block defense contractors from using Chinese rare earths

Mining News Pro - A bipartisan piece of legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday would force defense contractors to stop buying rare earths from China by 2026 and use the Pentagon to create a permanent stockpile of the strategic minerals.

Ucore, Innovation Metals’ rare earths processing plant expected in Q1 2022

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Ucore Rare Metals and its subsidiary Innovation Metals announced that Q1 2022 will see the commissioning of the RapidSX demonstration-scale plant, where the processes of separation and purification of rare-earth elements will take place.

Ucore, Innovation Metals’ rare earths processing plant expected in Q1 2022

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Ucore Rare Metals and its subsidiary Innovation Metals announced that Q1 2022 will see the commissioning of the RapidSX demonstration-scale plant, where the processes of separation and purification of rare-earth elements will take place.

Merger of Chinese rare earth producers could affect prices

Mining News Pro - The merger of three rare earth element producers in China — China Minmetals Rare Earth, Chinalco Rare Earth & Metals and China Southern Rare Earth Group — could affect global prices at a time when demand for REEs is rising due to their use in electric vehicles and other ‘green energy’ technology, some analysts say.

USA Rare Earth to produce nearly half of critical minerals in USGS’ updated list

Mining News Pro - USA Rare Earth announced that it expects to produce nearly half of the critical minerals listed in the US Geological Survey’s revised list of raw materials deemed crucial for national security and the economy.

MP Materials enters rare earth magnet supply deal with GM

Mining News Pro - MP Materials announced Thursday that it has entered a binding, long-term agreement with General Motors (NYSE: GM) to supply domestically sourced rare earth materials, alloy and finished magnets for electric motors in more than a dozen GM models.

Artificial material mimics rare earth compounds

Mining News Pro - Physicists have created a new ultra-thin, two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth compounds.

Auxico plans to build $116 million rare earth refinery in Colombia

Mining News Pro - Auxico Resources Canada is making plans to build a 10,000-sq.-metre rare earth refinery in the free trade zone in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia. With a throughput of 36,000 tonnes per year, the estimated cost of the plant will be $116.2 million.

Scientists want to engineer bacteria to sustainability mine rare earths

Mining News Pro - A new study published in Nature Communications describes a proof of principle for engineering a bacterium, Gluconobacter oxydans, that takes a first step towards meeting skyrocketing rare earth element demand in a way that matches the cost and efficiency of traditional thermochemical extraction and refinement methods and is clean enough to meet US environmental standards.

Lynas Rare Earths begins contracting for process plant

Mining News Pro - Lynas Rare Earths has kicked off construction of its Kalgoorlie processing facility in Western Australia, awarding a formative contract to a WestStar Industrial subsidiary for $12 million.

While China will continue to use rare earths in EVs, Europe may be trying different options

Mining News Pro - A new report by IDTechEx anticipates China continuing to use permanent magnet motors in its EVs but Europe making efforts to decrease the utilization of magnetic materials and especially heavy rare-earths.

Lynas Rare Earths processing plant EPA approved

Mining News Pro - Lynas Rare Earths has had its proposal for a processing facility near Kalgoorlie-Boulder recommended for environmental approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in Western Australia.

Hochschild to spin off Chilean rare earths project

Mining News Pro - Hochschild Mining is spinning off its Chilean rare earth project Aclara to focus on its core precious metals business while continuing to hold 20% of the new Toronto-listed company.

Rare earths sector at risk of more substitution if prices spike

Mining News Pro - The rare earth sector is likely to face more substitution unless production ramps up sharply to close a looming supply gap, an industry executive has warned.

Rainbow Rare Earths to use special separation tech at South Africa project

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused Rainbow Rare Earths (LON: RBW) has inked an an agreement with US-based K-Technologies to use its separation method in the miner’s Phalaborwa rare earths project in South Africa.

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