Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal By-Products
Comprising 17 elements from the periodic table, the group known as rare earth elements (REEs) provide significant value to our national security, energy independence, environmental future, and economic growth. REEs are important elements used in high-technology products such as catalysts, cell phones, hard drives, hybrid engines, lasers, magnets, medical devices, televisions, and other applications. The development of an economically competitive domestic supply of REEs will help to maintain our nation’s economic growth and national security.
America’s vast coal resources contain quantities of REEs that offer the potential to reduce our dependence on others for these critical materials and create new industries in regions where coal has played an important economic role. To support these needs, NETL has created a collaborative R&D program to develop technologies for the recovery of REEs from Coal and Coal By-Products.
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