Rare Earth Element Identification and Characterization of Coal and Coal By-Products Containing High Rare Earth Element Concentrations Email Page
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Performer: West Virginia University
Website: West Virginia University Research Corporation
Award Number: FE0026444
Project Duration: 10/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Total Award Value: $400,000
DOE Share: $400,000
Performer Share: $0
Technology Area: Rare Earth Recovery
Key Technology: Resource Identification, Sampling, and Characterization
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia

Project Description

NETL is partnering with West Virginia University to identify, locate, field sample, and chemically analyze U.S. domestic coal and coal by-product solid and/or liquid materials that contain high rare earth element (REE) concentrations (i.e., ≥300 ppm total REEs). This project supports NETL’s REE Program by identifying U.S. coal-based resources for developing technologies to separate and recover rare earth elements for use in producing commercial products and national defense equipment.

Project Benefits

This project supports NETL’s REE Program with respect to identification of U.S. coal-based resources to enable technology development for the separation and recovery of rare earth elements for use in the production of commercial products and national defense equipment.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Charles E. Miller: charles.miller@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Mary Anne Alvin: maryanne.alvin@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Paul Ziemkiewicz: paul.ziemkiewicz@mail.wvu.edu

 

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