REEtec has developed a new and game changing process for manufacturing of high purity rare earth elements (REE).
The process, characterized by its environmentally friendliness will contribute to simplifying the production of these important metals. The company has proven the technology through successful operation of a pilot unit at Herøya Industrial Park, and is now in the process of building an industrial scale demo-plant, also at Herøya Industrial Park.
REE is a group of metals that play an important role in many green technologies. They are used in magnets for wind mills, hybrid cars and electric cars. You also find them in energy efficient lightening (CFL, LED), lasers and flat screens. Catalysts are another important application, and they can improve the properties of other metals by even small additions.