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Japan Ponies Up Another AUDS$200 Million to Secure Rare Earths from Lynas 

Amidst rising demand for rare earth minerals to supply magnets for manufacturers of motors for electric vehicles and for wind turbines, Japan has committed another AUDS$200 million to Australian producer Lynas Rare Earths for a favored supply chain. The latest tranche, worth about US $135 million, brings total commitment up to about US$400 million.  […]

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Niron Magnetics Scales Up with New CEO & Key Managers 

Niron Magnetics, the company pioneering the development of iron nitride magnets that are high-performance permanent magnets free of rare earths, is scaling up to evolve its company to become a significant player on the magnet market. One of its latest steps has been to appoint Jonathan Rowntree as new CEO. The leadership change and other key appointments represent a planned evolution of the company as it advances from a focus on development towards scaling, commercialization, and productization of its patented Clean Earth Magnet technology. […]

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MP Materials & Sumitomo Forge Rare Earth Supply Pact for Japan; MP Continues Dramatic Growth 

MP Materials and Sumitomo Corporation have forged a rare earths supply agreement which they say will diversify and strengthen rare earth supplies in Japan. Under the agreement, announced February 21, Sumitomo will serve as the exclusive distributor of NdPr oxide produced by MP Materials to Japanese customers. Further, the companies will collaborate on the supply of rare earth metals and other products. […]