Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rare earth metals in batteries: Made in the USA?

This is a follow up to the video I posted below about rare earth metals.

China has been going around buying up resources to rare earth metals, but other countries are starting to fight back.

Because this is a vital industry.

So PhysOrg notes that scientists are devising batteries on local materials.....

... in the global rare-earth metals market, the provenance is extraordinary— U.S.-mined ores, domestically processed, and domestically manufactured into magnets.
And that's important, because rare-earth magnets are used in a wide and ever-increasing number of modern technologies, and the ability to produce them domestically could have broad positive impact on national economy and security.

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