Renault, Toyota, look to wean rare earths dependence

By Jack Elliott
Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Companies research alternatives to lock in “cheapest and most stable supply”

France-headquartered Renault and Japan’s Toyota are looking to wean their dependence on rare earths in automotive components, as supply and prices of the mineral remain volatile.

Speaking at Euromines’ Critical Raw Materials conference in Brussels last Friday, Renault’s Philippe Schulz told IM that raw materials costs in automotive...

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