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China drops its rare earth export quotas

Asia – China has abandoned its export quotas on rare earths used in smartphones and other high-tech products, the Guardian…

Salmon fishing… for rare earths in Japan

Asia – It’s not rare to encounter a recycling breakthrough that is based on a rather peculiar method. The latest…

WTO: China’s rare earth restrictions ‘unfair’

Asia – China has lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization (WTO) relating to its strict limits on rare…

Recycling the ‘best route forward’ for rare earths

Global – More companies will turn towards rare earth recycling this year instead of relying on newly mined material, believes…

Research specialists unite over rare earth scarcity

Europe – Demand for rare earth metals like neodymium and dysprosium is expected to rise to such levels that their…

Rare earth recycling breakthrough in China

China – Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered a way to recycle rare earth elements from wastewater,…

China combats illegal recycling of rare earths

China – China has begun a crackdown on the unauthorised mining, selling and recycling of rare earth metals, reports ‘China…

Recognition for Greenland’s rare earth potential

Greenland/China – Rare earth giant China is concerned that Greenland will become a major competitor in this field of activity,…

New liquid extraction frontier for rare earths?

Belgium – Researchers at Belgium’s University of Leuven are using ionic liquids to recycle old magnets and are aiming to…

US scientists achieve rare earth innovation

United States – High-purity rare earths like neodymium commanded low prices in the 1990s and so were initially incorporated into…

Solvay targets growth in rare earth recycling

France – International chemicals group Solvay is set to open two rare earth recycling facilities in France following an investment…