PDAC 2015: Rare earths forgotten in a lithium and graphite focused EV and high-tech world
Published: Tuesday, 03 March 2015
The decline of interest in rare earths in favour of graphite and lithium, despite relatively similar end markets, has been questioned by rare earths companies. It has been suggested that China may wish to take a strategic interest in the emerging technologies that use rare earths to continue its rare earths dominance.
earths industry participants feel sidelined by a growing
preoccupation with clean-tech battery minerals like lithium and
graphite, at the expense of the elements essential to the high
strength magnets needed to make many green energy technologies.
Speaking to IM at...