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By Shane Lasley
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Testing confirms Ucore rare earths tech

AIDEA has independent firm evaluate RapidSX for Alaska SMC North of 60 Mining News – April 29, 2022

 

Last updated 5/5/2022 at 3:06pm

Piles of rare earths used in electric vehicles and other high-tech products.

Peggy Greb, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ucore's RapidSX technology was developed to separate the tightly interlocked rare earth into individual REE oxides like the ones shown above. Clockwise from top center: praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

Independent testing commissioned by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority demonstrates that Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s RapidSX rare earth elements separation technology is in fact faster, cheaper, more efficient, and environmentally sound than the conventional mixer-settler solvent extraction method it was designed to replace.

Fundamentally, RapidSX is a modernization and technol...



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