The Rare Earth Elements: EURARE sustainable European REE exploitation technologies

Within the EURARE project REE mineral deposits from 4 different European regions will be mined and beneficiated with novel sustainable technologies at GTK's EURARE beneficiation pilot plants. The concentrates produced along with the red mud by-product from primary aluminum production will be used in two processing pilot plant set up in RWTH (Aachen) and NTUA (Athens) respectively. The final products, REE compounds, REE metals and REE magnets will be evaluated by appropriate European end users.

Flow diagram for the EURARE REE beneficiation pilot

The novel technologies to be studied, developed and tested in the EURARE project include: