Serendipity smiles on Mkango’s Malawian assets as renewables growth demands more REEs

June 12, 2017

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Demand for rare earth elements (REEs) for use in magnetic applications such as electric vehicles and wind turbines is driving renewed interest in securing supplies of these hard-to-come-by metals outside of the world’s dominant supplier China.
This is exacerbated by the fact that while REEs are not necessarily rare, not all rare earths deposits are made equal and as Mkango Resources CEO William Dawes explains to Mining Weekly Online in an interview, all REE deposits require bespoke processing flow sheets that complicate new developments.

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