An NETL-supported project at West Virginia University (WVU) to extract economically and strategically important rare earth elements (REEs) from Appalachian coal resources reached new milestones, such as partial automation of the recovery process, and exceeded its original REE purity and recovery goals.
Jessica Mullen, Federal Project Manager, NETL
Paul Ziemkiewicz, West Virginia University
An NETL-supported project at the University of North Dakota (UND) to economically extract strategically important rare earth elements (REE) has shown that lignite is a potential domestic source of these vital minerals using a single-step acid-leaching process that also produces valuable by-products and takes advantage of existing mining infrastructure.
Charles Miller, Federal Project Manager, NETL
Dr. Michael Mann, University of North Dakota