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Will Permanent Magnets Save the Rare Earth Industry?

The permanent magnet and catalyst sectors will continue to provide the largest markets for rare earths in the next ten years to 2026.  Catalysts will continue to drive growth in the light rare earth elements lanthanum and cerium, while permanent magnets will lead growth in neodymium, praseodymium and dysprosium. Supply of some rare earths is far greater than that of others as … Continue reading Will Permanent Magnets Save the Rare Earth Industry?

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China’s rare earth trade limits break global rules

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on Wednesday that China had acted inconsistently with WTO rules with regard to the export measures imposed on the rare earth materials. In regard of the dispute case which was brought against China by the European Union (EU), Japan and the United States in 2012 to WTO, the panel … Continue reading China’s rare earth trade limits break global rules

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Rare earth exchange platform to begin trial run

Rare earth metals, a group of 17 metals, are vital for manufacturing high-tech products ranging from smartphones and wind turbines to electric car batteries and missiles. The Baotou Rare Earth Products Exchange, China’s first national trading platform of its kind, is expected to go into use on a trial basis in October. Trading systems are … Continue reading Rare earth exchange platform to begin trial run

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Ames Laboratory to Lead New Research Effort to Address Shortages in Rare Earth

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that a team led by Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa,  has been selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S. … Continue reading Ames Laboratory to Lead New Research Effort to Address Shortages in Rare Earth

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Ford reducing rare earth metal use in 2013 electric cars

Most of the reduction comes from switching away from Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) batteries to lithium–ion. New projected 47-mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid and EPA-certified 47-mpg C-MAX Hybrid feature lighter, more efficient, more powerful lithium-ion batteries that are expected to reduce Ford’s use of expensive, rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds annually. Dysprosium, the most expensive … Continue reading Ford reducing rare earth metal use in 2013 electric cars

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