Molycorp starts up expanded leach system at its rare earth US plant
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Now that the US rare earth producer completed the expansion of the leach system, it will be able to solve a major bottleneck at the facility and increase production to reach its target capacity, a strict condition to access additional funding agreed with investors.
US-based Molycorp Inc. has
completed the expansion of the leach system at its rare
earth processing plant in Mountain Pass, California.
The company said that the expanded leach system is expected
to mitigate a "major production bottleneck" at its chloroalkali
facility and to increase rare earth production, once it