Materials/Manufacturing

Neo Performance Materials and Energy Fuels Begin Shipments to Launch US-to-Europe Rare Earth Supply Chain

Marking an important step in the creation of a new United States-to-Europe rare earth supply chain, the first container of mixed rare earth carbonate produced by Energy Fuels at its White Mesa Mill in Utah is en route to Neo Performance Material’s rare earth separations facility in Estonia. Additional shipments of the carbonate are expected to follow as Energy Fuels continues to process more of the natural monazite sand ore, mined in the American state of Georgia by Chemours, for both the rare earth elements and naturally occurring uranium that it contains. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Vacuumschmelze Steps Up Its Permanent Magnet Capabilities

Vacuumschmelze has recently made important advancements in its capabilities for producing permanent magnetic material and components. In April, the company achieved certification to aerospace and defense standards for its permanent magnets, adding to its longstanding […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Rare Earths Producer MP Materials Reports Strong Results, Books $66 Million Charge for Loosening Chinese Ties

Business looks spectacular at MP Materials, the largest rare earth materials producer in the Western Hemisphere. In its most recent quarter, revenue doubled to $42.2 million compared to the same period a year ago, while for the […]

Materials/Manufacturing

DoD Awards Contract to Lynas to Build Rare Earths Plant in Texas

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to see bags of processed rare earth sitting on domestic soil, feeding the production of neodymium magnets in a politically secure supply chain. Its latest move toward the objective came in February when Australian-based Lynas Rare Earths Ltd, the largest rare earth element mining and processing company outside of China, was awarded a technology investment contract by DoD to build a rare earths processing plant in Texas. […]