Old king coal: The next rare earths rush?
Published: Monday, 22 October 2018
With trade wars once again exacerbating concerns over critical mineral supplies, Fastmarkets correspondent Rose Pengelly looks at whether new technologies can make coal a viable alternative source of rare earths.
The latest flaring of trade tensions between the United
States and China has set alarm bells ringing about the security
of rare earths supplies – and not for the first
China has dominated the global supply of rare earths since
the 1990s, and was responsible for more than 80% of...