Tag Archives: rare earths

Wind energy: Research and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in wind turbines

On 14 November WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the European Innovation Partnership’s annual conference on “Raw Materials for clean energy-intensive industries of the future.”   European energy-intensive industries are important to the European economy, but now face challenges in making the transition to a low-carbon and circular economy by 2050. The wind power industry … Continue reading Wind energy: Research and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in wind turbines

Continue reading

Rare earths and wind turbines: A problem that doesn’t exist

There’s a persistent myth about wind turbines that just won’t seem to go away despite reality running to the contrary: they need rare earth materials to generate electricity. For those not acquainted with rare earths like neodymium and dysprosium, they’re used in products from your iPhone and computer to flat screen TVs and certain types … Continue reading Rare earths and wind turbines: A problem that doesn’t exist

Continue reading

Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for electric vehicles, wind turbines

Cerium is a widely available and inexpensive rare-earth metal. Scientists have used it to create a high-performance magnet that’s similar in performance to traditional dysprosium-containing magnets and could make wind turbines less expensive to manufacture.     Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new … Continue reading Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for electric vehicles, wind turbines

Continue reading

Electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths

Researchers from one of Europe’s largest e-mobility projects have successfully realized a fully-integrated electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths in the permanent magnet synchronous motor. A prototype will be presented to the international coil winding and electrical manufacturing community at this year’s CWIEME Berlin exhibition.   Four years ago researchers from … Continue reading Electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths

Continue reading

Molycorp Chosen to Supply Rare Earths for Use In High-Efficiency Siemens Wind Turbines

Siemens AG (“Siemens”) has selected Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) (“Molycorp”) to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, California facility for incorporation into Siemens’ high-efficiency, direct drive wind turbine generators.  Molycorp will supply rare earth materials to Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (“Shin-Etsu”), which will produce the rare earth magnets … Continue reading Molycorp Chosen to Supply Rare Earths for Use In High-Efficiency Siemens Wind Turbines

Continue reading

Rare Earths Elements in High-Tech Industries

Rare earth elements are used in CMP polishing slurries and as high-k dielectrics in the semiconductor industry. . Prices of ceria, used in STI planarization slurries, have increased 1300% between 2009 and 2010 because of an embargo by China, home to 97% of the rare earth mines. This report analyzes the impact of the embargo … Continue reading Rare Earths Elements in High-Tech Industries

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Rare earths are used in wind energy and electric vehicles

China, the world’s top rare earth producer, plans to establish a global authoritative pricing index for rare earth metals in an effort to enhance its pricing power over the resources, a leading domestic producer said on Thursday. The country’s newly launched rare earth trading exchange will team up with futures and financial information institutions to … Continue reading Rare earths are used in wind energy and electric vehicles

Continue reading