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Emissions Control Technology Can Save OEMs ‘Billions’

Advanced emission control company Clean Diesel Technologies has developed technology to replace costly use of platinum group and rare earth metals in catalytic converters. CDTi has been granted the first two of a family of patents for Spinel, a proprietary clean emissions exhaust technology that the company says will reduce the … Read more »

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Governments Investigate Recycling Rare Earths

Governments are funding research to find cost effective and efficient ways to recycle rare earth metals from used products. For instance, the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Innovation Hub is looking for ways to secure the supply of five rare earth metals identified by the government as critical, reported Ensia. Rare earth … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: BP’s Latest Spill, Rare Earths, NESHAP

The EPA is investigating possible violations of the Clean Water Act following BP’s crude oil spill into Lake Michigan from its Whiting, Ind., refinery. BP today more than doubled its estimate of the maximum amount spilled, to 39 barrels, or 1,638 gallons. The EPA said the spill likely poses no long-term risk … Read more »

SINTEF Coordinating EU Rare Earth Metal Recycling Project

The EU has tapped 7 major European research institutes including Fraunhofer, CEA, TNO and SINTEF for Value from Waste, a program aimed increasing the recovery rate of rare earth metals from scrap. Rare metals such as neodymium and dysprosium are key materials in many green technologies such as generators that … Read more »

Cleantech to Rebound in 2014, Kachan Predicts

A broad cleantech recovery, the rise of crowdfunding, risk to electric vehicle growth rates and surprises in rare earth element industry profits lead cleantech research and consultancy Kachan & Co.’s 2014 cleantech predictions. In 2014, Kachan forecasts a continued recovery in cleantech, with an overall upward trend in metrics like … Read more »

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Scientists Develop Way to Recycle REEs from Wastewater

Researchers may have found a way to recycle rare earth elements from wastewater, a method that could alleviate economic and environmental pressures facing the REE industry. Scientists describe the process in the Oct. 9 issue of the journal ACSApplied Materials & Interfaces. Rare earth metals are used in many modern-day … Read more »