New cerium oxide coating presents an array of potential uses
Friday, June 3, 2016
Ultraviolet (“UV”) radiation in space presents a host of problems for spacecraft – from performance degradation of materials to full on component failure. On Earth, despite the presence of a protective atmosphere, UV radiation is known to damage the DNA within our cells.
To counter these challenges, researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology have developed a new
Micro-SOFC technology a potential-plus for future yttrium demand
Friday, May 6, 2016
Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology (“POSTech”) have developed a small-scale solid oxide fuel cell (“SOFC”) with potential for replacing batteries in consumer electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and more. In such applications SOFCs offer the promise of a longer-lasting and cleaner power source, but operate at very high temperatures that present
Indian government plans to auction rare earth mineral deposits
Friday, April 1, 2016
In March the Indian government announced plans for an experimental auction of several rare earth deposits in the nation in a bid to expedite development of that nation’s resources. The decision comes as part of a broader mineral asset auction in the nation covering everything from gold, diamond, iron ore, base metal, rare earth, and other known mineralization in 22 states.
To fuel the
UN report: 2015 global renewable power installations topped fossil fuels for the first time
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme concluded that global renewable power source installations in 2015, excluding large hydro installations, made up 53.6% of the gigawatt capacity of all technologies installed – marking the first time renewables have represented the majority of new installed capacity.
In addition, the amount of investment committed to renewables globally
Peak Resources announces updated PFS for Ngualla rare earth project in Tanzania
Friday, March 18, 2016
On March 16th Australian-based Peak resources announced results of an updated Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) for its Ngualla rare earth project in Tanzania.
The updated PFS sees a 10% reduction in pre-production capital costs to USD $330 million and an 18% reduction in annual operating costs to USD $97 million.
The mine life of the project has been reduced to 31 years from 58 years so as to only
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