Monthly Archives: June 2019

A World Class Refinery of Strategic Metals in The United States

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Additional surveys and drilling at the REE Magnesium Inc mine site have confirmed the existence of rare earth elements (REE) in conjunction with the already proven reserves of 22 million tons of magnesium oxide. REE Magnesium Inc will be the refiner of REE and magnesium from that mine. In addition to the confirmation of commercially viable rare earth elements, REE Magnesium Inc has entered into a … Continue reading

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CITIC ok’d to complete C$612m investment in Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) secured on Tuesday an additional C$612 million (about $464m) granted by its largest shareholder, China’s state-owned CITIC Metal, in April this year, which the Canadian miner is using to build a giant copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The investment, now fully approved, is CITIC’s second major one in less than a year, bringing its total financing to about $1 billion. Another Chinese firm, Zijin Mining Group — which … Continue reading

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Graphene-based ink may lead to printable energy storage devices

Researchers have created an ink made of graphene nanosheets, and demonstrated that the ink can be used to print 3-D structures. As the graphene-based ink can be mass-produced in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly manner, the new methods pave the way toward developing a wide variety of printable energy storage devices. The researchers, led by Jingyu Sun and Zhongfan Liu at Soochow University and the Beijing Graphene Institute, and Ya-yun Li at Shenzhen University, … Continue reading

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US to work with Australia, Canada to cut reliance on Chinese minerals

Washington: The United States will team up with Australia and Canada to help countries around the world develop their reserves of minerals like lithium, copper and cobalt, the State Department said on Tuesday. The move is part of a multi-pronged strategy to reduce global reliance on China for materials crucial to high-tech industries. Washington has grown increasingly concerned about its dependence on mineral imports after Beijing suggested using them as leverage in the ongoing … Continue reading

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Forbes: The US Military Emits More CO2 Than Many Industrialized Nations

During a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, President Trump announced that the U.S. is going to deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland. Even though the soldiers and hardware will be taken from the 52,000-strong U.S. contingent in neighboring Germany, U.S. military deployments and operations require a great deal of energy and leave a major carbon footprint. A new report from Brown University has estimated that since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, … Continue reading

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Why the US Needs Rare-Earth Elements for Homeland Security

By Dr. Brian Blodgett Faculty Member, Homeland Security, American Military University “Rare-earth minerals are essential to everything from cellphones to hybrid cars. China’s got them and could use them as leverage in the trade war with the U.S.,” NPR’s Meghna Chakrabarti succinctly explained. Despite their name, rare-earth elements are not very rare. In fact, the 17 known rare-earth elements, all metals, are more common than precious metals. The two rarest, thulium and lutetium, are … Continue reading

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Forbes: Trump Administration Rebrands Carbon Dioxide As “Molecules Of #US Freedom”

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has apparently started referring to fossil fuels as “molecules of freedom” and specifically natural gas as “freedom gas” , according to its latest press release. In a statement announcing an increase of natural gas exports, energy officials used the surprising new terms. The statement announces the expansion of a facility in Quintana, Texas, that produces liquefied natural gas (LNG) for worldwide export. “Increasing export capacity from the … Continue reading

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Forbes: China’s “Nuclear Option” – Should Investors Get Excited About Rare Earth Metals?

Terbium is used to make flat-panel displays. Thulium can be found in your microwave. Dysprosium demand is growing with increased production of wind turbines and electric vehicles. The 17 so-called “rare earth metals,” of which the three mentioned above are members, may not have household names like gold or copper, but they play strong supporting roles in many of the consumer electronics we enjoy on a daily basis, from our TVs to smartphones. They … Continue reading

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Mining and Refining Magnesium in the United States

CVMR Propritary Magnesium Processing We are bringing the future to the surface Past News Releases Cheyenne, WY (PRWEB) June 03, 2019 Mg Magnesium Inc., a US-based corporation engaged in the mining and production of magnesium products, announced today that it has reached an agreement with CVMR (USA) Inc. (CVMR®) to mine, beneficiate (concentrate) and refine one of the largest North American Magnesium mines owned by Mg Magnesium Inc. According to this agreement, the beneficiation … Continue reading

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