RECOVERY OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FROM COMPLEX ORES IN TURKEY AND THEIR
POTENTIAL USE IN HIGH TECH INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS – Acronym RETECH
Project M – ERAMIN III
Contract 179 / 01.09.2020
Funding Agency: UEFISCDI ROMANIA
- RARE EARTH ELEMENTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ANKARA, TURKEY, Coordonator
- NATIONAL R&D INSTITUTE FOR NON-FERROUS AND RARE METALS – IMNR, ROMANIA
- GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF MINERAL RESEARCH AND EXPLORATION, ANKARA, TURKEY
- RUMELISIAD GIRISIM A.S., BURSA, TURKEY
- NATIONAL R&D INSTITUTE FOR METALS AND RADIOACTIVE RESOURCES – INCDMRR, ROMANIA
the overall objective of the project is to conduct R&D studies and develop efficient technologies for valorisation of REEs from existing complex ores, which will contribute to establish a sustainable REE supply chain in Turkey and Europe.
Through this project mineralogical, chemical and metallurgical studies related to integrating a full-scale enrichment research on industrial R&D projects will be conducted in Turkey. This project brings the opportunity to supply an alternative source of REE for Europe and Turkey.
Obtaining strategically important REE from a deposit located in Turkey nearby to Europe can reduce dependency of our country and EU to overseas markets, especially to China largest supplier by introducing an alternative source and also it can ensure to have a sustainable and competitive supply chain and/or supply security. Based on policy of EU and Turkey created for ensuring diversity in energy source reducing dependency on foreign energy, results of this study will provide socio-economic impact and it will lead important achievements in technological progress.
Stage I 01.09.2020 – 10.12.2020
RESEARCH FOR OBTAINING OXIDE MATERIALS DOPED WITH RARE EARTH OXIDES INCDMNR – IMNR
STUDY FOR THE COMPLEX ENRICHMENT OF RARE EARTH ORE ICPMRR
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