Welcome to EURARE

Investigation of potential REE resources in Europe. © NERC
Detailed mineralogy is essential for efficient beneficiation, kakortokite from Ilímaussaq, Greenland © NERC.
Demonstration plant at the IME for leaching and precipitation of REE, Copyright: IME Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling.

EURARE was a project funded by the European Commission for the 'Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe's Rare Earth ore deposits'.

The rare earth elements (REE) are vital components of many modern technologies, including electric and conventional cars, computers and smartphones, renewable energy infrastructure, and phosphor lighting.

The main goal of the EURARE project was to set the basis for the development of a European REE industry that will safeguard the uninterrupted supply of REE raw materials and products crucial for the EU economy industrial sectors, such as automotive, electronics, machinery and chemicals, in a sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly way.

The EURARE project included work packages on geological resources, mining and beneficiation, extraction and separation of the REE, and regulation. For more information, see About EURARE.

The EURARE project is now completed

For more information on the project please download the free EURARE brochure (coming soon).

Map of European REE deposits and occurrences 2017