euRAre - Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s Rare Earth ore deposits
Keywords: REEs, sustainable, REEs extraction, ionic liquids, electrowinning
The main goal of the EURARE project was to set the basis for the development of a European REE industry that will safeguard the uninterrupted supply of REE raw materials and products crucial for the EU economy industrial sectors, such as automotive, electronics, machinery and chemicals, in a sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly way. The EURARE project included work packages on geological resources, mining and beneficiation, extraction and separation of the REE, and regulation.
TeSMet was responsible for developing extractive technologies utilizing novel solvents (ionic liquids) for REE leaching and REE electrowinning.
From 2013 to 2017.