Tag: deep sea mining

Our race to find rare earths, from deep sea to the moon

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Hundreds of kilos of REE neobium needed for magnets in wind turbines

Explorers are scouring the lands, racing to find new deposits of precious rare earth elements. But new supplies of these vital green technology metals might be found in less traditional mining locations, like deep below the sea and even out in space.

Putting the REE in gREEn technologies

Current supplies are barely enough to satisfy our insatiable thirst for rare earths (REE), a group of essential¬†elements used in high-tech gadgets and sustainable green technologies. (more…)