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Rare Earth Elements and the Race to Boston University

“Without rare earths and the miniaturization capabilities they provide, computers would be the size of classrooms instead of the size of smartphones,” says Julie Michelle Klinger, an assistant professor of international relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and an expert in the politics of development, environment, and security in Latin America and

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Rare Earth Elements Project University of Wyoming

Jun 23, 2020· The project will facilitate the expansion of technologies and methods for rare earth element extraction from coal ash that have been developed by researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The $1.62 million, three-year project involves NETL, the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), Campbell County, the

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Canadian firm secures exclusive rights to Purdue's rare

Feb 18, 2021· Rare-earth elements include the 15 elements in the lanthanide series, plus scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y). They are essential ingredients for magnets, metal alloys, polishing powders, catalysts, ceramics, and phosphors, which are important for high-technology and clean-energy applications.

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Rare earths outside China: Researchers identify new deposits

Mar 11, 2021· Rare earth elements are the gold of the 21st century: rare and highly prized all over the world. Most known and economically viable sources of rare earths are

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Penn State launches Center for Penn State University

Apr 20, 2020· The list includes the rare earth element group, a set of 17 metals necessary for devices that people use every day like rechargeable batteries, cellphones and magnets. The U.S. imports nearly 100 percent of its needed rare earth elements, with China

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Florida startup recovers rare earths from waste MINING.COM

Jul 30, 2019· Precision Periodic, a company based at the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubator Program, was successful in extracting and separating rare earth elements out of both phosphoric acid

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Don't Panic about Rare Earth Elements Scientific American

May 31, 2019· The "rare" in the name of this group of elements is actually somewhat misleading; the U.S. Geological Survey describes them as "relatively abundant in the Earth's crust." But extraction is

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The race for rare earth minerals and electric vehicle

Rare earth ore from a mine in California. The metals are difficult to refine and costly to extract. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters. According to the US Geological Survey, Australia contributed 17,000 tons of rare earths to the global supply last year.That is nothing compared to the world’s largest supplier, China, which produced a whopping 140,000 tons of rare earths not counting the

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Rare-earth element Wikipedia

The rare-earth elements, also called the rare-earth metals or (in context) rare-earth oxides, or the lanthanides (though yttrium and scandium are usually included as rare-earths) are a set of 17 nearly indistinguishable lustrous silvery-white soft heavy metals. Scandium and yttrium are considered rare-earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits as the lanthanides and

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Rare Earth Elements Project University of Wyoming

Jun 23, 2020· The project will facilitate the expansion of technologies and methods for rare earth element extraction from coal ash that have been developed by researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The $1.62 million, three-year project involves NETL, the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), Campbell County, the

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Rare earths Penn State University

Mar 08, 2021· Rare earths. Periodic table showing the seventeen rare earth elements that are part of the group of critical minerals significant to domestic and national security, energy and daily consumer products. IMAGE: U.S. Department of Energy.

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UK Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths

Nov 20, 2017· LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2017) — University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry. "As far as I know, our team is the first in the world to have provided a 98 percent pure rare earth concentrate from a coal source,"

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Advancements in Rare Earth Elements Extraction Processes

Jan 06, 2021· An NETL-supported project at West Virginia University (WVU) to extract economically and strategically important rare earth elements (REEs) from Appalachian coal resources reached new milestones, such as partial automation of the recovery process,

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Rick Honaker University of Kentucky College of Engineering

University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry.

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Florida startup recovers rare earths from waste MINING.COM

Jul 30, 2019· Precision Periodic, a company based at the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubator Program, was successful in extracting and separating rare earth elements out of both phosphoric acid

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University of Birmingham builds UK's first recycling plant

Mar 23, 2021· University of Birmingham builds UK's first recycling plant for high-performance rare earth magnets. The UK’s first re-manufacturing line for high-performance sintered rare earth magnets for use in electric vehicles, aerospace, renewable energy technologies and low carbon technologies will be developed by the University of Birmingham.

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An investigation into the preparation of rare earth metals

The rare earth oxides prepared in the Ames Laboratory for this study were 99.999% pure with respect to all rare earth impurities and other cation impurity elements. Volatile impurities are not of much concern because they can be removed by vacuum melting the rare earth metals.

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The race for rare earth minerals and electric vehicle

Rare earth ore from a mine in California. The metals are difficult to refine and costly to extract. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters. According to the US Geological Survey, Australia contributed 17,000 tons of rare earths to the global supply last year.That is nothing compared to the world’s largest supplier, China, which produced a whopping 140,000 tons of rare earths not counting the

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rare earth's Concert & Tour History Concert Archives

Jul 04, 2019· rare earth's Concert History. Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (which was named after the band) who were particularly famous in the late-1960s and 1970s.

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Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Yale University

Jan 28, 2013· The mining of rare earth metals, used in everything from smart phones to wind turbines, has long been dominated by China. But as mining of these key elements spreads to countries like Malaysia and Brazil, scientists warn of the dangers of the toxic and radioactive waste generated by the mines and processing plants.

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WVU opens new research facility to extract valuable rare

Jul 18, 2018· Members of the WVU rare-earth research team from L to R: Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute; Chris Vass, facility operator; and Xingbo Liu, professor and associate chair of research, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, in the new Rare Earth Extraction Facility at the WVU Energy Institute/National Research Center for Coal and Energy.

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville TRACE: Tennessee

An Economic Analysis of the Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from WPPA Sand Tailings Waste Stream . CBE 488: Honors Design in Green Engineering Abdullah Alzubairi, Tyler Leek, Luke Weber Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Tennessee 1331 Circle Park Drive SW, Knoxville, TN, 37916

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Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements Duke

May 27, 2016· The content of rare earth elements was then tested using hydrofluoric acid, which is much stronger and more efficient than industrial methods, but is too hazardous to use on a large scale. The results showed that ash collected from Appalachian Mountain coal has the highest amount of rare earth elements at 591 milligrams per kilogram (or parts

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Rare Earth Element Research University of Wyoming

The Rare Earth Element (REE) research program was created to stimulate research and development in the area of rare earth element production and processing in Wyoming. The objectives of the program are intended to focus on technologies that better identify and quantify sources of rare earth

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UK Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths

Nov 20, 2017· LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2017) — University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry. "As far as I know, our team is the first in the world to have provided a 98 percent pure rare earth

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WVU awarded $5 million to continue rare earth project

Oct 01, 2019· The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up its successful Rare Earth Recovery Project, which will include building a facility at a new acid mine

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Researchers Find Potential New Source of Rare Earth

Mar 03, 2019· Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements phosphate rock waste and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a study published in The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. The approach could benefit clean energy technology, according to researchers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other members of the Critical Materials

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Critical Minerals Sustainability Program netl.doe.gov

In 2018, the University of Kentucky produced small quantities of 80-90wt% (800,000-900,000 ppm) pure mixed rare earth oxides (MREOs) in its modular pilot-scale facility (Figure 12), from coal refuse materials from the Central Appalachian and Illinois Coal Basins.

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Rare Earth Frontiers by Julie Cornell University

Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications and defense systems. Julie Michelle Klinger draws attention to the fact that the rare earths we rely on most are as common

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Rare Earth Roll Separator for University of Birmingham

Apr 12, 2021· The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-scale Rare Earth Roll Separator for their School of Metallurgy and Minerals lithium-ion battery recycling research facility. The high-intensity magnetic separator enables the separation of very weakly magnetic particles.

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China Wrestles with the Toxic Aftermath of Rare Earth

Jul 02, 2019· In addition, rare earth mining done near uranium deposits has also led to radioactive material clinging to the elements in some areas, according to Xiang Huang, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo in Canada, who studied the environmental and health impacts from rare earth mining while earning his PhD at Beijing University.

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Factbox: Rare earths projects under development in U.S.

Apr 22, 2020· Texas Mineral Resources Corp <TMRC.PK> and privately held USA Rare Earth. The companies are developing the Round Top rare earths project in

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Don't Panic about Rare Earth Elements Scientific American

May 31, 2019· The "rare" in the name of this group of elements is actually somewhat misleading; the U.S. Geological Survey describes them as "relatively abundant in the Earth's crust." But extraction is

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Rare Earth Elements: The Intersection of Science and

Speaker Bios. Gwendolyn Bailey is a PhD candidate at KU Leuven University in Belgium, where she is part of a project exploring how electric cars can be redesigned to be fully recyclable. Her research investigates how materials engineering can make products containing rare earth

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Rare Earth in Concert Wikipedia

Rare Earth in Concert is a live album by rock band Rare Earth, which was released as a double LP in 1971. It contains a 23:33 version of their signature hit "Get Ready", as well as a new studio song: "Nice To Be With You". It was issued a RIAA gold record award.

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A Rare Find IER Indiana Environmental Reporter

A Purdue University professor has created a process to turn toxic coal ash into metals used in the production of electronics. If the process succeeds on a large scale, it could make the United States competitive in the $4 billion-a-year rare earth element production market while also having the environmental benefit of cleaning up coal ash.

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Using microbes, scientists aim to extract rare-earth

Oct 19, 2020· October 19, 2020. A U.S. Department of Energy agency has awarded $1 million to Cornell researchers, who are using programmed microbes to mine rare-earth minerals used in consumer electronics and advanced renewable energy. Most of the world’s rare-earth elements there are 17 on the periodic table have been mined in China for the past