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Japan Looks for Rare Earth Alternatives
China is cutting its export of rare metals and minerals by 30 percent in 2011. The substances are needed by many electronic companies in Japan, who are taking extreme measures to make sure they have enough of the substances to go around. For the workers at Re-Tem Corporation in Tokyo, one person's trash is certainly another's treasure. They are one of many Japanese firms involved in what is called urban mining - or the recycling of electrical equipment for precious and rare metals and minerals. On Tuesday, China, the source of much of the world's rare earths, announced a 30 percent cut of rare earth export quotas in 2011. This follows a brief ban of rare earth metal exports to Japan during a diplomatic row. These incidents have been a wake up call, especially to Japan, to look for alternatives. So while Japan is often considered resource poor with few natural mines and ores, it has turned its attention to the wealth of national urban scrap, potentially one of the world's wealthiest sources of metals. The National Institute of Material Sciences estimates Japan's scrap heaps contain at least 10 percent of the entire world's metal and mineral reserves, and could potentially have similar amounts in rare earths. [Yoshiko Yamamoto, Researcher, Re-Tem Corp.]: "A typical urban mine consists of small home appliances. There are a lot of rare earth and rare metals included in these small home appliances. We are in a process of researching how to efficiently extract and recycle rare earth, rare metals, including precious metals and other metals that are inside these home appliances." However, recycling metals from scrap is still not a cheap option. But the Japanese government is hoping to change that by investing heavily in recycling research. [Yoshiko Yamamoto, Researcher, Re-Tem Corp.]: "Recycling technology, including the intermediary process, is still under development and not yet well established as an industry. I think the number of researchers will start to increase from now on and when that happens, we will see advancement in technology, and that in return will jump-start the recycling industry. I think this industry is a growing field." The Japanese government has promised to budget an extra 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in research, new supply routes and stockpiling of rare earths, hoping never to be caught as unprepared as they were when China decided to clamp down. Rare earth elements have a variety of technological and industrial applications... including batteries, computers and weapons systems. Over 97 percent of the world's supply comes from China. Half of China's rare earth exports go to Japan, without which Japan would struggle to create many of the high-tech products it is famed for. There are currently many new mine projects outside of China in the pipeline, but few will be able to compete with it on price.
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Huge deposits of rare earth elements found near Japanese island
일본 EEZ 해저 발견 희토류 매장량, 세계 수요 수백년분 Countries around the world are heavily dependent on China for rare earth minerals... that are used in various high-tech products. But all that may change.. as Japan reportedly found hundreds of years' worth of these rare elements in its waters. Hong Yoo explains further. Japanese researchers have found more than 16 million tons of rare earth deposits …under the seabed near the island of Minami-Torishima, …some 18-hundred kilometers from the country's mainland. Rare earths include dozens of minerals used in high-tech products, from smart phones to electric vehicles. According to the study released on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers collected samples of the elements in 25 locations on the seabed …across a 25-hundred square-kilometer area. The analysis found 730 years' worth of dysprosium, used for the magnets in hybrid cars, and 780 years' worth of yttrium, used in the manufacture of lasers, based on estimated demand. The discovery of the deposits could help ease the world's dependence on China, …which accounts for nearly 90 percent of all rare earths production. Beijing's dominant position has resulted in price spikes and shortages in the past. The researchers say they have also come up with the technology to allow the resources to be extracted efficiently. The method can boost the density of rare earth minerals to 20 times that of the deposits in mainland China. The researchers plan to work with private companies to recover the rare earth minerals. Hong Yoo, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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REE4EU - focus on recycling of rare earth metals within EU
Today, the rare earth metals in your computer, smartphone and other products are not recycled. REE4EU is looking for new sustainable recycling solutions. REE4EU is a project financed by the EU Commission via Horizon 2020. Today, rare earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium in your computer, smartphone and other products are not recycled. But they will be needed to build the electronics you will want tomorrow. Old smartphones and other small electronic devices are typically put away in dresser drawers, or even worse, thrown out with the trash and incinerated, and when that happens the metals are gone for good. The EU has issued a warning that the short supply of rare metals can affect the industry and even hinder the development of new, green technologies. REE4EU is focused on implementation, pilot plants and commercial solutions. Companies, academia and recycling companies are all involved in the project consortium. REE4EU homepage: www.ree4eu.eu
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Japan recyclers mine waste for precious metals
Seeking to turn an environmental problem into an economic opportunity, high-tech companies in resource-poor Japan are mining mountains of toxic e-waste for precious minerals. Duration: 02:05
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Rare earth elements: Simple commodity or strategic vulnerability?
Rare earths are a group of 17 elements with unique chemical, magnetic and luminescent properties crucial for the functioning of much of today’s high technology equipment, including MRIs, lap-top computers, hybrid vehicles and LEDs. They also have important applications in the defence industry. China is the dominant supplier of rare earth elements (REEs), meeting at least 85% of global demand. In 2010, REEs were splashed across the front pages of newspapers when it significantly reduced rare earth export quotas and temporarily suspended their shipment to Japan. Consumers quickly recognised that diversity of reliable supply is just as important as price and quality, and there is a concerted effort to replace, reduce and recycle REEs. So are REEs best understood as simple commodities, or as strategic resources that can be used as tools of statecraft? And can Australia play a part in the development of alternative reliable sources of rare earths? To help understand the strategic importance of REEs the National Security College and Crawford School of Public Policy welcome two global experts in the field.
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Huge deposits of rare earth elements found near Japanese island
일본 EEZ 해저 발견 희토류 매장량, 세계 수요 수백년분 Japan has reportedly found hundreds of years' worth of rare earth minerals in its waters. The discovery could help ease the world's dependence on China for the elements that are used in many high-tech products. Hong Yoo has more. Japanese researchers have found more than 16 million tons of rare earth deposits …under the seabed near the island of Minami-Torishima, …some 18-hundred kilometers from the country's mainland. Rare earths include dozens of minerals used in high-tech products, from smart phones to electric vehicles. According to the study released on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers collected samples of the elements in 25 locations on the seabed …across a 25-hundred square-kilometer area. The analysis found 730 years' worth of dysprosium, used for the magnets in hybrid cars, and 780 years' worth of yttrium, used in the manufacture of lasers, based on estimated demand. The discovery of the deposits could help ease the world's dependence on China, …which accounts for nearly 90 percent of all rare earths production. Beijing's dominant position has resulted in price spikes and shortages in the past. The researchers say they have also come up with the technology to allow the resources to be extracted efficiently. The method can boost the density of rare earth minerals to 20 times that of the deposits in mainland China. The researchers plan to work with private companies to recover the rare earth minerals. Hong Yoo, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
Toxic fears in Malaysia over rare earth plant
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Activists have launched a court case against Australian mining firm Lynas in Kuantan, on the east coast of Malaysia. The Australian company has decided to operate a rare earth refining plant there, but residents in the area are worried about the impact of radiation from the waste created by the refining process. Production has been delayed at the plant, which can potentially meet up to 20 per cent of global demand for the minerals - used to make high-tech gadgets like smartphones. Local community and activists say the plant, tipped to be the world's biggest rare earth processing facility, will generate radioactive waste. The company says the raw material and residue have low levels of radiation, and that it will recycle some of the waste into fertiliser. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Gebeng. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Japan discovers alternative domestic source for rare earths
Japan has been searching for an alternative source of rare earth elements since China halted exports in the second half of 2010. Last week, researchers at Tokyo University found massive amounts of rare earth deposits near Minami Tori island. Rare earth elements found included dysprosium, which is used in hybrid cars, and terbium, used in LCD televisions. The minerals must be extracted from the ocean floor. Researchers believe the minerals can be harvested using techniques similar to ocean oil drilling.SOURCES: NHK
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Recycling rare earth magnets
Rare earth magnets are a vital part of modern technology. A new way to recycle them is greener but also a chance to secure our supply of these essential metals. More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37190469
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Options for the separation of Rare Earth Elements (REE)
Options for the separation of Rare Earth Elements (REE)
Lifton says Ucore's rare earth technology will be innovative and disruptive
Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU | OTCQX: UURAF | FSE: U9U) is a development-phase company focused on rare metals resources, extraction and beneficiation technologies. On March 3, 2015, Ucore announced the right to acquire a controlling ownership interest in the exclusive rights to IBC SuperLig® technology for rare earths and multi-metallic tailings processing applications in North America and associated world markets. The company has a 100% ownership stake in Bokan- Dotson Ridge, the highest-grade heavy rare earth project within the United States, and with the emphasis being on the dysprosium, terbium and yttrium content. Last week, in Part 1 of a special interview, InvestorIntel spoke with technology metals advisor Jack Lifton, who explained how SuperLig® technology made Ucore “the company to beat” in the non-Chinese tech metals refining space. Now, in this second part, Jack elaborates on those points and talks about ◾The “culling of the herd” – how only the real REE companies are left ◾How it will be possible to recycle rare metals just as we do copper, lead and platinum ◾How Ucore can make Western industrial nations competitive in the rare earth sector Jack Lifton: Ucore’s output product in the rare earth area is immediately of great interest to the great industrial nations; the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea. None of them is currently producing rare earths from mines or processing rare earths in any way. Every one of them - added together 50% at least of the world’s rare earths go to those four nations. That’s your market. The industrialized nations for - majority of course for consumer devices, but a significant minority for military. There are two ways to look at the demand for rare earth permanent magnets or the materials to make them and we’re – the reason I mention we’re at permanent magnets, they’re the overwhelming majority of end use of rare earths. There are two reasons to be optimistic. One is that China is using more and more of these materials every year and simply cannot produce enough to meet its own demand. But better than that is that there is no source of these materials for the rest of the world, none. What’s the demand? The demand is will people continue to buy cell phones? Will people continue to buy automobiles, washing machines, vacuum cleaners? Every one of them uses rare earth permanent magnets. They’re manufactured in the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea. That’s where they’re really manufactured. Those nations produce most of them. Those nations do not have domestic supply or domestic self sufficiency. You are bringing to the market a competitive edge for the western industrial nations. As an American, I’m proud to say you’re going to be in Utah and it’s going to help us get back to being self sufficient in production of consumer goods which we cannot be without plants like yours...to access the complete video, click here
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China - Rare Earth Mining (aka Lynas) - Poison
Rare Earth Mining - Poison in China
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Japan's 'urban mines' recycle old televisions to make new products
A nation with few natural resources of its own, Japan harvests the materials from old televisions and computers to make new products. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Two decades ago, Japan realised it needed to get serious about reuse and recycling. Discover the radical thinking and powerful personalities tackling issues of life and death – and everything in between. Global Compass searches for the key to solving some of the world’s biggest and most challenging problems – and reveals how one powerful idea can become the dynamo for change across the globe. Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
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Extracting rare metals from old game consoles and cellphones
In the video you will see a new idea for extracting some rare metals from old electronics and appliances ,used appliances are called "Urban mines" in japan , if we took cellphones as an example , 16 types of rare metals are used in making them , so recycling them would give back lots of rare metals . اكوام الاجهزة الالكترونية القديمة تسمى في اليابان "المناجم الحديثة" , اذا اخذنا اجهزة الموبايل كمثال , 16 نوعا من المعادن النادر تدخل في صناعتها ,لذلك فان اعادة تصنيعها يمكننا من استخراج كمية كبيرة من المعادن النادرة . شتشاهدون ي هذا الفيديو فكرة جديدة لعملية استخلاص بعض المعادن النادرة من اجهزة الموبايل و اجهزة الالعاب الالكترونية القديمة.
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2017 UI 3MT®: Recycling Rare Earth Elements
Alex Wen-Lung Chang, a PhD candidate studying Chemistry at the University of Idaho, presents a three minute summary of his dissertation on developing techniques for recycling rare earth elements and reusing waste phosphors from end-of-life fluorescent lamps at the 2017 UI 3MT® competition. 3MT® is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Abstract: Rare earth elements (REEs) are used in many electronics and communication devices including fluorescent light bulbs, lasers, phosphors for TV screen and computer display, magnets, wind turbines, telecommunications, defense technologies, etc. Per the estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey, there are approximately 130 million metric tons of worldwide rare earth reserves. China owns the highest proportion of these reserves, which are estimated at some 55 million metric tons. With rapid growths in the consumption of rare earths due to the development of new clean energy and defense-related technologies, these elements have received more and more attention. With the attempt to develop its own industry for the 17 minerals and raise the price of REEs, China imposed restrictions on exports of REEs in 2009, which resulted in escalated concerns about the future accessibility of rare earths. Consequently, industrial countries such as Japan, the United States, and countries of the European Union face tighter supplies and higher prices for rare earths. Therefore, developing new technologies of recycling rare earth elements from Rare Earth Elements-containing end-of-life products has become critical.
"Recycling Rare Earth Elements" by Thomas Zemb, ICSM deputy director
Rather than importing rare earth elements from mining, why not tap into the recycling deposit? Thomas Zemb, head of the Marcoule Institute for Separative Chemistry since its creation in 2005 until 2012, offers a bold and innovative solution combining nanoscale aggregates, ultrasound and microfluidics. His objective: to divide the volume of acid generated by existing methods by thirty! Funded by an ERC Advanced Grant, this emblematic project symbolizes the mission of an institute that leverages the CEA expertise developed for the nuclear industry and strives to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Solar panels, wind turbines, lithium batteries and fuel cells all have an Achilles' heel: the availability of rare earth elements that are indeed quite "rare". Not many of us know that the permanent magnets of offshore wind turbines can contain up to 600 kilos of neodymium, and that in about twenty years, these facilities will reach the end of their life cycle. However, the current recycling processes, which were inspired by the mining industry, cause the formation of entire lakes of concentrated acid, and this is incompatible with Western environmental standards. So what is the solution? It is simply to invent "soft" chemical processes which can be implemented during the recycling process to securely extract all of the valuable elements. Sorting molecules and atoms This is the approach adopted by the Marcoule Institute for Separative Chemistry (ICSM), whose mission adheres to the principles of circular economy. Thomas Zemb states: "Today, there is no theory of chemical separation. Synapses in our brain perfectly recognize potassium and sodium ions, but we still don't know why some ions pass through channels with a diameter of less than a nanometer, and some don't." By better understanding the physicochemical mechanisms at this level, researchers will be able to develop efficient recycling processes that are completely different from existing ones. ICSM was created in 2005 to take on this exact challenge. The institute stems from the CEA Nuclear Energy Division (DEN) and the DSM, and like many DSM fundamental research laboratories, it is a joint research unit between CNRS, University of Montpellier and École nationale supérieure de chimie de Montpellier. Nuclear Fuel and Microalgae The ICSM can rely on the knowledge accumulated by DEN teams in terms of chemical separation, as CEA is at the root of the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from the French nuclear power industry. This process consists in separating the atoms that can still be used in reactors from other atoms, considering that spent fuel contains almost all the elements of the periodic table! This unique experience now also addresses many other issues related to the sorting of molecules and atoms. How to rid drinking water of traces of drugs or pesticides? How can we dewater microalgae without altering the molecules they produce, or spending more than the energy they deliver?...
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As China slashes exports of rare earth elements, U.S. mine digs for more
Elements such as cerium, neodymium and dysprosium are crucial to the clean-tech and high-tech industries, but China has slashed exports. A Colorado firm hopes to fill the void by ratcheting up output from a mine in the Mojave Desert., Tiffany Hsu reports. Read more at http://lat.ms/i5SFRG
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Rare earth elements: what confluence? | Sean Dudley | TEDxBozeman
Have you ever considered the amazing amount of mining, processes, and resources needed to make your cell phone? Do you know what rare earth elements are and how they're extracted? Sean P. Dudley discusses cutting-edge research that is being done for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy which is uncovering novel areas of production and processing of crucial resources so often taken for granted. Sean P. Dudley is a native of Butte and enjoys hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and photography. He has owned a consulting business, worked for an engineering firm, and for various resource corporations. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science at Montana Tech of the University of Montana and has accepted a job with the Naval Sea Systems Command. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical and Mineral Process Engineering. In his academic career, Sean has focused on responsible resource development. His Ph.D. work centers around economic and efficient rare earth element recovery under research programs for both the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Laboratory. Sean’s research in the quantum mechanics of rare earth elements has uncovered an area for increased focus. The support of his family and two long-time advisors has been crucial for Sean’s development. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Waste coal ash could provide wealth of rare earth elements
New efficient and inexpensive technologies being developed at Purdue University could allow the extraction of rare earth elements, critical components of many electronics and green products, from waste coal ash. This innovation could enable the U.S. to enter into the rare earth element production market while recycling coal ash in an environmentally friendly way. Rare earth elements (REE) largely consist of Lanthanides (Lns), a series of 15 metallic elements.
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New Technique to Extract Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash
A unique, eco-friendly innovation being developed by Purdue University Chemical Engineering's, Linda Wang can extract rare earth elements from waste coal ash and could help the U.S. enter a $4 billion market, reduce pollution, and create high-tech jobs. The value of the products that require rare earth metals is valued at more than $4 trillion per year. Rare earth elements (REE) largely consist of Lanthanides (Lns), a series of 15 metallic elements. Full Story: http://bit.ly/REEtech Full Video: https://youtu.be/6sZmT-44HFg Video courtesy of Purdue University's Office of Technology Commercialization Music: Vibe Drive by Podington Bear via http://freemusicarchive.com Purdue Engineering: http://engineering.purdue.edu/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/PurdueEngineering Twitter: https://twitter.com/PurdueEngineers @PurdueEngineers Instagram: https://instagram.com/PurdueEngineers Contact us about this video: [email protected] Purdue's College of Engineering is among the largest in the United States and includes 13 academic programs, all with high rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranks Purdue's College of Engineering in the Top 10 nationwide: no. 8 for graduate programs and no. 8 for undergraduate programs.
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11 Worst Pollutants in the World
Here are the 11 worst pollutants and the ones that have the most negative effects on the environment like slag and oil spill disaster. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Slag No, that is not Nickelodeon getting rid of their leftover slime. What’s being dumped is slag. Slag is the leftover materials from ore after the desired material has already been extracted. Slag dumping was generally considered safe until recently. It has even commonly been repurposed for the process of creating cement. However, recent studies reveal that the leftover slag could be producing toxic levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, barium, zinc and copper. The gradual weathering of the slag can pollute everything surrounding it, including the water and air. This isn’t all slag, though, the harmful effects are mostly caused by slag that is left over from refining copper, zinc, cadmium and other base metals. 4. Untreated Sewage Sewage isn’t really something that most people like to think about, but that doesn’t stop it from being a big problem. The untreated sewage contains human feces and wastewater that, obviously, have some pretty damaging effects. Raw sewage is often dumped into water supplies in poor areas of the world because there isn’t much of an alternative. Besides causing a plethora of dangerous diseases, the waste also destroys ecosystems and lowers the oxygen contents so that no life can survive in the water. The World Health Organization estimates that 2.6 billion people were affected by raw sewage dumping because there was no other way to dispose of it. WHO is making strides in extending access to modern sewage treatment to the communities that most need it. 3. Oil With the highly publicized BP Deepwater Horizon, the oil spill that happened in 2010 and is still affecting the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, the dangers of oil drilling is more well known than ever. The 580 tons of oil that were spilled wasn’t even the biggest oil spill in the world. Not even close. The biggest happened in Kuwait in 1991 when 136,000 tons of oil was spilled. Oil can devastate the local marine life. Oil is especially dangerous to animals with feathers or heavy fur because the oil can insulate them and make them more vulnerable to temperature, especially hypothermia, and reduce their buoyancy. Almost all of the birds affected by oil spills die without human intervention. Some studies say that oil spills are happening less, but that has been disputed. There has still been 9,351 accidental oil spill since 1974 and each one means that the surrounding ecosystem needs decades to recover from the accident. 2. Gold Mining Gold is pretty. It’s the gold standard for jewelry and that pun was most definitely intended. Our country was practically founded because of it. There are two processes for mining the mineral, though, and both are insanely dangerous. The two process are the cyanide process, which is the most common today, and the mercury process. It pretty obvious that with names like that it’s going to be dangerous. Cyanide is incredibly poisonous in tiny quantities and there have been massive cyanide spills throughout time because of the industry. The cyanide leaks have been known to poison fish in local rivers for long stretches. These leaks are considered by many to be massive environmental disasters. There is also a ton of waste produced from the mining. Thirty tons of ore are disposed of for every half pound of gold mined. The ore dumps also have major levels of cadmium, lead, zinc, arsenic, selenium and mercury. The danger of these dumps is second only to the danger of radioactive waste dumps. 1.Radiation Radioactive waste didn’t become a real problem until the birth of the nuclear power plant. Most of the radioactive waste that the world has is caused by nuclear fission or nuclear technology. The waste is maintained by the government, but leaks have been known to happen. The most notable cases of radiation damage can be found in Chernobyl. The leak happened in 1986 and the site still isn’t considered safe. Radiation decays over time, though, so this problem is more manageable than other items on this list. If the radioactive waste is contained for the right amount of time, then it can be more safely disposed of. Without proper containment, though, the radiation can lead to death and various cancers. There are also dangers to future generations as well because it has been documented that radiation can cause severe birth defects.
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Is It Safe To Invest In Mining Rare Earth Metals?
Guy is heavily invested in energy. His oil stocks aren't doing so well, so Guy started investing in Uranium mining. He planned his investment around the hopes for new nuclear power facilities being built in China and the United States, but these facilities can take decades to construct. Wes discusses the role of mining and the materials sector in the S&P 500. Original air date: March 4, 2018 - Hour 2, Call 1. Wes Moss is the host of MONEY MATTERS – the country’s longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show – on News 95-5FM and AM 750 WSB. You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think, Buy it here: https://retiresoonerbook.com/
Rare Earth Metals
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The rare earth elements
You'll find them everywhere -- from mobile phones to LED lights and powering wind turbines -- they are the rare earth elements.VIDEOGRAPHIC
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Rare earth metals
The production of rare earth metals is developing in Stepnogorsk. Today the development of technology contributes to the more successful exploration and the increasing demand for this metal’s group demanded the development for the more environmentally friendly production methods.
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Japan, US and Europe discuss China's rare earth mineral policy, sots
(28 Mar 2012) 1. Mid shot of (from left) Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, European Union Ambassador to Japan, Yukio Edano, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Steven Chu, US Energy Secretary shaking hands at the Second Trilateral EU-Japan-US Conference on Critical Materials 2. Cutaway of participants 3. Wide of Yukio Edano, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry at podium 4. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Yukio Edano, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry: "The problem of resources cannot be solved without dialogue with metals-rich nations. The sustained development of high-tech industries is impossible without the cooperation of resource-rich countries. While solidly implementing measures such as reducing the amount of rare earths we use, we must also value our relationships with resource-rich nations. We must cooperate to send out the message that we will spare no effort on any environmental measures that may be necessary." 5. Cutaway of participants 6. Wide of Steven Chu, US Department of Energy Secretary at podium 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Chu, US Department of Energy Secretary: "And so we'd be delighted to talk to others and share ideas on how to do this. But again, going forward these materials will be vital not only for renewable energy but also other materials, not just rare earths, but other materials for the catalysis of all kinds." 8. Cutaway of participants 9. Wide of Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Japan: 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, European Union Ambassador to Japan: "Now, let me also say that when we talk about this trilateral meeting, it seems a bit as if this is an exclusive affair and of course it is not. Minister Edano referred to other countries like Australia and Canada which are obvious partners but there are others. This is not an exclusive affair but we welcome cooperation on a global scale." 11. Cutaway of participants 12. Mid shot of Hans Dietmar Schweisgut leaving the stage STORYLINE: Officials from the United States, the European Union and Japan are pledging to work closer together on ways to ensure secure supplies of strategically vital rare earths and other critical materials. Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Yukio Edano, stressed the importance of dialogue and maintaining relationships with resource rich nations. "The sustained development of high-tech industries is impossible without the cooperation of resource-rich countries," he told delegates. US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu attended the conference during a three-day visit to Japan. Chu said the US Department of Energy was working towards creating an information hub for critical materials, and emphasised the importance of metal resources. China accounts for more than 90 percent of global production of 17 rare earth minerals that are used to make goods including hybrid cars, weapons, flat-screen TVs, mobile phones, mercury-vapour lights, and camera lenses. Japan's need for such materials only increased with last year's earthquake and tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster, which has led to the suspension of almost all atomic power production. Global manufacturers that depend on Chinese supplies were alarmed by Beijing's decision in 2009 to limit exports while it built up an industry to produce lightweight magnets and other goods that use them. The government defended the curbs citing environmental concerns and the need to preserve scarce resources. Japan, the EU and the US are moving forward with developing alternative materials to rare earth minerals, as well as ways to diversify supplies by building mines in resource-rich countries. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3d9e4e83de28ed284e089aebe0f93ee4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Recovering Resources: Recycling | Tomorrow Today
Many raw materials for industrial applications, such as certain metals and rare earth elements, are growing scarcer or more expensive. Efficient recycling methods could provide a solution. A research center in Saxony is exploring new recycling technologies. Find out more: www.dw.de/dw/episode/9798/0,,15989035,00.html
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$6tr Rare Earth Metals Found In DPRK
6 trillion in REM and minerals has been found in the mountains of the DPRK. Source: http://rt.com/business/news/north-china-korea-248/ Selected Works of the Maoist Rebel for sale now: http://lulu.com/spotlight/MaoistRebelNews Add me on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/MaoistRebelNews Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaoistRebelNews Read more news at: http://maoistrebelnews.wordpress.com/ Get More Commentary on Tumblr: http://maoistrebelnews.tumblr.com/ These videos are offered under private trust. Downloading constitutes acceptance of private trust terms. All private trust rights reserved.
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U.S. and Japan Launch Joint Green Initiative
For more news visit - http://english.ntdtv.com The U.S. and Japan are launching a joint green initiative. Both countries will cooperate in clean energy development, and the mining of rare earth minerals. Rare earths are used in electronic devices and green technology. On Thursday, Japan and the U.S. reaffirmed the two nations will strengthen cooperation on the development of technology to create clean energy and alternatives to rare earth metals. [Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy]: "The United States and Japan have enjoyed a long and deep friendship, particularly in the areas of scientific cooperation and energy; two areas that the Department of Energy plays a major role in the United States." Japan and the U.S. also agreed to cooperate on research, including rare earths mining and alternatives to rare earths. [Akihiro Ohata, Japanese Trade Minister]: "Both countries will actively cooperate in research - as well as policy making and funding - on materials indispensable to the production of clean energy, such as rare earth and nuclear power." U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Japanese Trade Minister Akihiro Ohata signed a jointed statement in Tokyo. They also agreed to look into clean energy technologies, including the establishment of a team to promote electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars. Earlier this month, Japan and the U.S. agreed on the need to address the problem of relying too much on a single country for production and supply of rare earth minerals. China, which accounts for 97 percent of the global output of rare earth minerals, strictly controls their trade, despite pressure from the U.S. and Japan to loosen export constraints.
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Running From Rare Earth Metals
June 30 -- From smartphones to ballistic missiles and hybrid cars, so much of our high tech works because of rare earth metals. Yet the U.S.' biggest rare earth miner Molycorp has filed for bankruptcy. Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio explains what rare earth metals are and why Molycorp isn't the only miner on the brink of a bust.
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REEcycle: Rare Earth Element Recycling
REEcycle reclaims neodymium and dysprosium from neo-magnets found in disposed of hard drives. This creates a second source of these elements that helps reduce U.S. dependence on an unpredictable foreign supply of these critical rare earth elements (REEs). REEcycle through its disruptive patented process can extract and reclaim these valuable resources that would otherwise end up as scrap metal or wasted in our landfills. REEcycle forms mutually beneficial partnerships with existing U.S. electronics recycling companies by creating a new revenue stream for them by purchasing previously discarded neo-magnets, a key source of the materials needed for the REEcycle process. These REEs are then sold to our customers who will further process these elements before putting them into new technologies.
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Dr Dreisinger on extraction technologies for Rare Earths
David Dreisinger, Director and VP of Metallurgy for Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s CEO Tracy Weslosky discuss the company’s rare earth extraction patent. The rare-earth-carrying minerals found in their deposits in Newfoundland and Labrador (Allanite and Fergusonite) are highly reactive to acid. This feature greatly simplifies the extraction process by cutting out the labor and facility demanding technique of flotation, gravity, and magnetic separation. Additionally, this ease of extraction means that they can scale to the right size and meet market demands. Tracy Weslosky: David, I understand that you are considered one of the top rare earth experts in the world. To confirm you have 21 patents? David Dreisinger: Yes, I have 21 U.S. patents in different areas including the Search Minerals patent. Tracy Weslosky: Please share a little bit about the Search Minerals’ patent with our audience. David Dreisinger: What we figured out Tracy is that our Foxtrot Deposit in Labrador has 2 types of minerals, Allanite and Fergusonite minerals, that carry our rare earths, which are quite reactive with acid. We have figured out a way to directly extract our rare earths from our minerals without having to go through the usual steps of grinding, flotation, gravity and magnetic separation. We directly treat the mineral, cover the rare earths in the solution and we come out with a rare earth product that goes directly to the refinery. Tracy Weslosky: David, could you clarify this for me and for our InvestorIntel audience members that don’t fully understand this patent. Obviously this is a competitive advantage for Search Minerals, yes? David Dreisinger: It’s a huge advantage for us because we have the ability to scale to the right size to meet the market. We are planning 1,000 tons a day of ore treatment. We don’t have to build a huge mineral processing facility. We can directly treat the ore, and go through to this mix rare earth oxide. We are located on tidewater in Labrador and have good infrastructure around us. We have a low capital cost and a reasonable operating cost. We are well positioned to hit the rare earth market as it matures and grows in the years ahead. Tracy Weslosky: For everyone out there in InvestorIntel that may not be familiar with Search Minerals, this is a company that anyone interested in sustainability is going to love. Disclaimer: Search Minerals Inc. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel.
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China to answer rare metals complaint at WTO
http://www.euronews.com/ A dispute over rare metals which has been building for years has come to a head: China has been challenged for restricting its exports. It provides 97 percent of the global output. The US, EU and Japan have fired off a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The objection includes lower prices for Chinese manufacturers. Foreigners pay up to twice as much, yet cannot shop elsewhere. As in Brussels and Tokyo, the White House said Beijing must play fair. President Obama said: "American manufacturers need to have access to rare earth material which China supplies. Now, if China would simply let the market work on its own, we'd have no objection. But their policies currently are preventing that from happening, and they go against the very rules that China agreed to follow." The rare earths case is the first to be jointly filed by the European Union, the United States and Japan. Rare earths are crucial for the defence, electronics and renewable-energy industries. Beijing set an export quota of 30,258 tonnes in 2011, but it shipped only 16,861 tonnes last year, official data shows. Export prices over the past two years have quadrupled, encouraging buyers to shift operations to China Beijing said the complaint was unfair and that it would defend itself in the WTO, citing environmental and supply control problems. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "Exploiting rare earths effects the environment. China is implementing some management policies governing the environment and resources, working on sustainable development. We believe these policies are in line with WTO rules." Refining rare earths requires large amounts of acid. It also produces low-level radioactive waste. Extracting the stuff is harmful for the land, for water supplies and for people. Rare earth metals are generally dispersed. China has them in concentrated and economically exploitable forms, therefore enjoying a monopoly position. The metals go into hi-tech magnets, lasers, batteries, phones, x-ray machines, lamp bulbs and munitions. Other countries closed their own refineries over concern for pollution, as well as rare earths mines when China undercut world prices in the 1990s, partly thanks to cheap labour and looser standards. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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GSA Urban Mining Project
This may just look like a warehouse full of old electronics, but the General Services Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and Electronics Recycling Incorporated see something more, "urban mining". ERI CEO John Shegerian oversees this urban mining process, which is the recovery of precious and rare earth metals and other valuable materials from used electronics such as computers, monitors, televisions and cell phones. GSA and the EPA are partnering with electronics recycling companies, like ERI, in this "urban mining effort" to encourage e-stewardship and to help stimulate the local economy. Old electronics are brought to the E-waste facility, torn apart, processed and then reassembled into a new item. Just as John with ERI shows us with his iPad2. This aluminum eventually goes through our facility, after it gets recycled, and it goes to ALCOA, our partner, and it ends up on the back of this iPad2. And that's what we call, urban mining.. GSA is a big volume buyer of electronics, spending $85 billion on electronics annually, $14 billion of that in IT equipment alone. This makes GSA's cradle to grave approach, to buy green and recycle green, imperative. Sue Damour, the GSA Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator, explains that e-waste recycling is key. to helping GSA work toward it's goal of becoming a Zero Environmental Footprint agency. The Federal Government in our mind, leads by example and this is the perfect way to do it. And we want to support job growth, not only here in Colorado, but in the other locations that ERI has in the high tech economy as we move into the future. Jim Martin from the EPA also shares enthusiasm about urban mining and the opportunity to create green jobs that will have a positive economic impact. This graph shows you another great reason for doing this, we can create jobs, we can create good jobs for all kinds of people. Long-term permanent jobs, recycling, reusing and replacing our electronics. A beacon of hope in a down economy. Colorado has been a mining state for more than 150 years, and I think, Jim martin, with EPA will agree with me this is the best mining we have ever done.
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Rare Earth Expert Dr. David Dreisinger on Search Minerals Direct Extraction Process Technology
March 30, 2015 — Dr. David Dreisinger, Vice President and Director of Metallurgy for Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel speaks about developing critical rare earths assets in Labrador with Neodymium, Europium, Terbium, Dysprosium and Yttrium. Further to explaining the Search Minerals resource, Dr. Dreisinger discusses their patent pending for a direct extraction process technology. Tracy Weslosky: I'm really excited about interviewing you, of course, have a doctorate in metallurgical engineering. Is that correct? Dr. David Dreisinger: That's correct. From Queen's University in Kingston. Tracy Weslosky: Okay so we have a metallurgy expert. That's one of the hottest topics on InvestorIntel right now because everybody claims they have a process to extract rare earths. Of course, you're with Search Minerals, right? Dr. David Dreisinger: That's correct. Tracy Weslosky: Can you start by telling us what Search Minerals has? Dr. David Dreisinger: Search Minerals has done exploration in Labrador at three different sites, including the Port Hope Simpson Belt, the Red Wine Complex and also up in Strange Lake. The Port Hope Simpson area is a wholly owned area of investigation, of exploration. We've identified the Foxtrot deposit at that site, which we now have an indicated and inferred resource for, which we've been focusing our metallurgy development on. Tracy Weslosky: Now your stock was up +14.50% in February and so we are very bullish on rare earths and you have a lot of heavy rare earths. Is that correct? Dr. David Dreisinger: That's correct. About 20% of our rare earths in our deposit are heavies, including the all-important dysprosium, which is very much in vogue in terms of the magnetic materials. Tracy Weslosky: Yes. Dysprosium is definitely in vogue, but so tell me more about this. You have a patent pending? Dr. David Dreisinger: Yes we do. We went through initial metallurgical development back in 2012 and did the classical upgrading to make a concentrate chemical treatment to extract the rare earths and made a rare earth --- a mixed rare earth oxide as our final product and then realized that was probably too expensive to do all those different steps with our material. We went back and looked at it and tried to simplify the process and came up with a direct extraction method. Tracy Weslosky: Can you tell us more? Dr. David Dreisinger: I sure can. The direct extraction method, instead of crushing and grinding to very fine size our mineral, we basically just crush the material to a fairly coarse size, about 3 millimeters, and then we apply modest amounts of acid and heat that acid ore mixture to about 200 degrees Celsius, about the same temperature as cooking cookies in the oven at home. Then allow the acid to penetrate into the rock and make the rare earth minerals converted into water soluble form. It starts as a rare earth mineral that's insoluble becomes soluble with the acid application. Then after water leaching the rare earths are extracted from the coarse rock into the solution from which we then recover our mixed rare earth product after some chemical purification steps. Tracy Weslosky: Of course, if you're an audience member of InvestorIntel you will appreciate that the extraction of rare earths is not like pulling gold from the ground. It's very complex. What is your real competitive advantage with your particular process? If you can just dumb it down for me please. Dr. David Dreisinger: We think that we're both low-cost and also scalable…to access the rest of this interview, click here https://youtu.be/qVnxU1EPMIk Disclaimer: Search Minerals Inc. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel.
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http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Thorium is an element found everywhere. It is junk. Rare earth mining operations would just as soon pay you to take it off their hands. Jim Kennedy: If you're pulling out rare earths, and your deposit has- let's say- 8% rare earths, it may have 14% thorium. Every known way to extract rare earths from their mineral concentrates- thorium just literally drops out like a rock and you have it. The thorium is free. So it's going to be the most valuable commodity in the world, with almost no value.
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Trash to treasure: how can we extract valuable resources from production waste?
Greek scientists have developed a technology that allows them to obtain rare earth elements (REEs) from waste ore in an economical and environmentally friendly way. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts. Subscribe for your dose of space and sci-tech: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsknowledge Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones || NH9 News
Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones. The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of gold, silver and bronze for the 5,000 medals. The project hopes to promote sustainability and reduce costs. "A project that allows the people of Japan to take part in creating the medals is really good," said Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi. "There's a limit on the resources of our earth, so recycling these things will make us think about the environment." Collection boxes will be placed in local offices and telecoms stores from April and will remain there until the metal required has been collected. Members of Japan's Olympic organising committee tabled the idea to government officials and companies in 2016. Olympic host cities have traditionally obtained the metal from mining firms. But Japan, which lacks its own mineral resources, is keen to take the theme of a sustainable future a step further. How does e-waste recycling work? Discarded consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets contain small amounts of precious and rare earth metals, including platinum, palladium, gold, silver, lithium, cobalt and nickel. Scrap cars and home appliances such as fridges and air conditioners also contain these rarer metals, along with base metals, including iron, copper, lead and zinc. Recycling or refining companies either collect or purchase tons of this e-waste and industrial scraps. They then use chemical processes to separate the various metals. Much of this work takes place in developing countries such as China, India and Indonesia. NH9 News, its leading Telugu news channel, a 24/7 LIVE news channel dedicated to live reports, exclusive interviews, breaking news, sports, weather, entertainment, business updates and current affairs. Subscribe us @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM5E-rHB4rvdA_hm8chsU7Q Watch Live @ http://www.youtube.com/c/NH9News/live Follow Us On Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/nh9news/ Website : www.nh9news.com
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