US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coalThe US Department of Energy (DOE) has set aside about $20 million to fund projects aimed to quickly develop bench scale and pilot scale plans for recovering Rare Earth Elements (REE) from coal and coal by-products.

Last year, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) begun investigating the economic feasibility of recovering the coveted elements — used as ingredients in magnets, batteries, catalytic converters and high-tech products—from coal.

Read more at: http://www.mining.com/us-govt-offers-20-million-to-projects-aimed-at-recovering-rare-earths-from-coal/

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