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9th May 2019

Ed Loye presenting Eureka at the Royal Society in London 

 "Targeting near-term critical metal deposits after speculative bubbles: An example from Namibia"

"Targeting near-term critical metal deposits after speculative bubbles: An example from Namibia"

7th March 2019

93% of All Passenger EVs Sold in 2018 Used Permanent Magnet Traction Motors

27th February 2019

China’s Exports of NdFeB Magnets Increased 11% in 2018

According to data from China Customs, China’s exports of NdFeB permanent magnets increased 11%, & export value up 14%, in 2018.

15th January 2019

China’s Rare Earth Exports Up 92% in Five Years

From 2014 through 2018 China’s exports of rare earth oxides (and oxide equivalents) increased by 91.7%, from 27,769 tonnes to 53,224 tonnes, according to statistics from China Customs

8th January 2019

Rare Earths market analysis from Roskill

Roskill's Rare Earth's analyst David Merriman brings Proactive London up to date about the growing REE market

21st December 

Rare Earths: Luxfer Holdings purchases Neo Performance Materials for US$612M

Luxfer Holdings has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Canada and China-based Neo Performance Materials (NPM), adding to Luxfer’s production capabilities for high technology materials and NdFeB magnet alloys.

12th March 2018

Lynas Corporation reports A$35M (US$28M) investment in Lynas NEXT programme

Lynas Corporation reported record profits and production in its July-December (H2) 2017 half year report, including a 75% increase in revenue compared to the previous half year.

16th January 2018

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment.

11th January 2018

The Secrets of Electric Cars and Their Motors: It’s Not All About the Battery, Folks

We don’t love motors, though—the electric ones, that is. You know, the ones that have been around for almost 250 years and were powering cars in the 1880s, until gasoline engines overtook them due to their range and speedy refueling.

15th August 2017

Rare Earths: Tesla to use permanent magnet motors in Model 3 Long Range models

Documents released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have indicated that the Model 3 RWD Long Range carline will use a 3 phase permanent magnet motor as the powertrain motor, as opposed to asynchronous reluctance (induction) motors used in the Model 3 RWD standard and the Model X AWD vehicles.

2nd August 2017

InvestorIntel Rare Earths Monthly – July 2017

July 2017 maybe, just maybe, the first clear sign that the rare earths turnaround has well and truly occurred and is gaining pace. Just look at what is happening to the prices! And in particular, the magnet market rare earths.

6th February

The US rare earth vulnerability and mammoth battery supply disconnect

The most startling act of cognitive dissonance in the mining space in this day and age is amongst those investors and analysts that enthuse about Lithium, Cobalt, Graphite and yet cannot raise an eyebrow for Rare Earths.

4th January 2017

China to become net importer of some rare earths

After hitting the stratosphere in 2011 prices have been decimated. And a surge in exports from China since a ruling by the WTO deemed the country's export quotas illegal and particularly after the lifting of exports tariffs in May last year, caused a further slide.

 
9th November 2016

Lithium, Graphite, Cobalt, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Terbium, and Dysprosium poised to Skyrocket

Junior mining stories are invariably predicated upon peak supply stories. Either current supply is insufficient or future supply will be insufficient to match the market’s demand.

15th April 2015

Rare earth magnet still optimum choice, says motor design expert

Amid concerns over the price, supply and hazardous extraction of rare earth metals used in permanent magnet motors, many members of the motor manufacturing community, especially those in the automotive sector, are carrying out extensive research into eliminating or reducing their use...