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Lynas to capitalise on rare earth supply constraints

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 11 November 2010

As the demand grows for significant rare earth supply sources outside China, Australia’s Lynas Corp. is on track to be the first. The group’s chief executive officer, Nicholas Curtis, explained to IM why recent price rises are sustainable and why Lynas is bringing forward its capacity expansion plans.

“There was a false sense of security in the rare earth supply situation, which has now created a sudden awakening,” says Nicholas Curtis, CEO of Australia’s Lynas Corp., as markets outside China face impending shortages of these raw materials.

But Lynas, which owns the Mount Weld rare earth project in...

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