Indonesia to develop downstream rare earths industry

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A rare earths consortium created by the Indonesian government involving state agencies, energy companies and universities shows the country’s intent to exploit and add value to its domestic rare earths, thorium and uranium resources by developing its downstream industry.

The Indonesian government has announced a plan to develop its downstream rare earths industry to produce materials for energy and transportation.

Director for base industry manufacturing at the Industry Ministry, Ir. Harjanto, told local news provider The Jakarta Post that the government will establish a consortium comprising research agencies, industries...

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