Rare Earth Element Identification and Characterization of Coal and Coal By-Products Containing High Rare Earth Element Concentrations

 


Performer: 
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Website:  Tetra Tech, Inc.
Award Number:  FE0026648
Project Duration:  10/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Total Award Value:  $373,300
DOE Share:  $373,300
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Rare Earth Recovery
Key Technology: 
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Project Description

NETL is partnering with Tetra Tech, Inc. 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 
Vito Cedro: vito.cedro@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Mary Anne Alvin: maryanne.alvin@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Farley R. Wood: farley.wood@tetratech.com
 

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