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Extract Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage

West Virginia University researchers are opening a new facility to capture valuable materials from a novel source – acid mine drainage from coal mining – turning the unwanted waste into critical components used in today’s technology-driven society. rare earth elements from Acid mine drainage Through a collaborative research and development program with the National Energy Technology […]

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Apple’s Tim Cook Tells Why Use China Mfg Capabilities

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his China tour on Wednesday with an appearance at the Fortune Global Forum. He  points out that It’s not so well known that China has become a world center of high-tech manufacturing, and Tim gives the Chinese educational system a lot of credit for that. They have created a class […]

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New Process Takes Simpler Approach to Rare Earth Magnet Recycling

A new recycling process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) turns discarded hard disk drive (HDD) magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues typically associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials. Ryan Ott, a scientist at Ames Laboratory and a member […]

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Apple unveils ‘Daisy’ iPhone recycling robot for Earth Day

It’s been almost exactly one year since the world’s most valuable technology company declared its intention to make future iPhones and MacBooks entirely out of recycled materials. And behold: Just in time for Earth Day 2018, Apple is introducing the latest manufacturing innovation that it believes will help the company automate its way toward that […]

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Toyota Substituting La and Ce for Nd

Toyota Develops New Magnet for Electric Motors Aiming to Reduce Use of Critical Rare-Earth Element by up to 50%.World’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet developed by Toyota, Key element of the foundation required to popularize electrified vehicles. Toyota City, Japan, Feb 20, 2018 – (JCN Newswire) – Toyota Motor Corporation announces that it has developed the world’s […]

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PrNd and Rare Earth Element News

Neodymium/Praseodymium (PrNd) magnets for electric vehicles (EV’s) will be a big driver for the rare earth elements (REE) market over the coming years as EV and hybrid vehicle production ramp up.  This will affect the market for all 15 lanthanide series elements, since all of the rare earth elements are present in varying amounts in […]

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Honda to Use New Neodymium Magnet in Hybrid Vehicles

Honda Motor Company Ltd. along with Daido Steel Company have co-developed a new neodymium magnet with high heat resistance properties without the need for rare earth metals that will be used in the all-new Honda Freed and future hybrid vehicles. This new development will make the drive motors in electric vehicles cheaper to make because these […]

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