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Supply chain issues drive rare earth economics

By Eileen De Guire / April 27, 2012

Access to rare earths needs to be addressed at all points in the supply chain, experts say. Credit: The Bulletin, ACerS. In March the US, Japan and European Union filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against China contending that its export rules violate international trade rules. At present, China controls about 95 percent…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / April 20, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Kyocera remains San Diego’s most-awarded company for environmental programs, honored with 12th consecutive city recycling award; to hold eWaste recycling program in honor of Earth Day 2012 Kyocera Communications Inc., a San Diego-based provider of wireless phones in the Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., has…

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Large deposit of rare earth neodymium discovered in Brazil

By Eileen De Guire / April 11, 2012

A large, new deposit of neodymium has been discovered in the Brazilian state, Bahia (shown red). Credit: Wikipedia. A story on Mining.com reports that the Brazilian mining company, World Mineral Resources, has discovered a large reserve of neodymium in the western state of Bahia, Brazil. According to the story, the deposit will yield about 28…

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DOE to hold Critical Materials Energy Innovation Hub workshop

By Eileen De Guire / March 26, 2012

A “criticality matrix” shows how the impact of supply risk for certain critical minerals. This matrix was developed by the National Research Council panel for a 2008 report, “Minerals, Critical Minerals and the U.S. Economy.” Credit: NRC; NAE. The Advanced Manufacturing Office of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will be holding a…

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Rare earth elements is subject of D.C. area radio show featuring ACerS’ Steve Freiman

By Eileen De Guire / March 21, 2012

ACerS past president was a guest on a recent radio broadcast to discuss rare earth elements. Credit: Wikipedia. Steve Freiman, ACerS past president, was a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi radio show on Monday to discuss the science and politics of rare earth elements. Sharing the studio with Freiman was Richard McGregor, Washington bureau chief…

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