Penn State News: New, environmentally friendly method to extract and separate rare earth elements
CNBC: New U.S. plan to rival China and end cornering of market in rare earth metals
Rationally designed rare earth separation by selective oxalate solubilization
Deputy Secretary Menezes tours Critical Materials Institute
Selective REE recovery from magnet leachate
Denis Prodius at Ames Laboratory leads the CMI project "Recovery of critical materials from dilute electronic waste streams"
This project employs environmentally safe and economic approaches to recover critical materials from e-wastes. Research is currently focused on rare earth elements diluted in magnets contained in hard disk drives (HDDs) but will later be extended to other types of e-wastes, e.g., motors, medical devices, and other system containing critical materials. When and where applicable, other critical materials (e.g., cobalt), contained in the same e-wastes as rare earth elements, are recovered. Ultimately, the project targets elimination of toxic chemicals, minimizing of negative environmental impact and recovery of materials suitable for supply chain.
CMI Webinars - several CMI webinars have been offered related to recycling and to this project
TechConnect Innovation Award