Materials/Manufacturing

Solvay Partners with Carester for Magnet Recycling & Manufacturing in Europe 

Global chemicals giant Solvay and French rare earths consultancy Carester are planning to form a strategic partnership aimed at leveraging the expertise of both companies to pursue manufacturing opportunities within the rare earth industry for the permanent magnets value chain in Europe. The collaboration, announced in March as a signing of a memorandum of understanding, will enable both companies to enhance their respective strengths in the rare earths industry, with Solvay contributing its industrial assets and operational experience, and Carester bringing expertise in recycling end-of-life equipment, upstream market knowledge and related activities. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Niron Magnetics Secures Funding from Samsung Ventures & Auto Heavyweights to Accelerate Production of Rare Earth-Free Magnets 

Niron Magnetics has been raking in new strategic investor funding with a $25 million round led by Samsung Ventures that included automotive top-tier suppliers Allison Transmission and Magna, and a further collaboration with General Motors. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

MP Materials Awarded $58.5 Million Tax Credit for Magnet Manufacturing Plant in Fort Worth 

MP Materials has received a $58.5 million federal tax credit to support the construction of its rare earth magnet manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The Section 48C Advanced Energy Project tax credit allocation was issued by the IRS and Treasury following a competitive, oversubscribed process administered by the Department of Energy that evaluated the technical and commercial viability and environmental and community impact of approximately 250 projects. A similar award for a $111 million tax credit went to an American subsidiary of Vacuumschmelze recently for its new magnet plant in South Carolina, as reported earlier in Magnetics Magazine.  […]

Materials/Manufacturing

VAC Awarded $111 Million Tax Credit for New Magnet Factory in USA, Makes Recycling Deal with Cyclic Materials 

e-VAC Magnetics, part of Vacuumschmelze, has been awarded a $111.9 million Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit to advance the construction of its first USA magnet manufacturing facility in Sumter, South Carolina. The facility was […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Magellan Project for Magnet Recycling & Production in Europe Begins, Led by Nuclear Fuel Company Orano 

Running from January 2024 to December 2026, Magellan Project aims to revolutionize the way Europe recycles and manufactures permanent magnets. With co-funding from the European Union and a total budget of €7.5M, the project is […]