Mine, replace or recycle: can the US, Europe and Japan end reliance on China for rare earths?

//Mine, replace or recycle: can the US, Europe and Japan end reliance on China for rare earths?

Mine, replace or recycle: can the US, Europe and Japan end reliance on China for rare earths?

Rare earths will continue their outsize role as “vitamins” of the technology industry because substitutes for the 17 metallic elements cannot be produced quickly enough, or in sufficient amounts, to replace their critical performance-enhancing roles. The world awoke to the risk of having most of its rare earths in China in 2010, when the country cut off exports to Japan amid a territorial dispute. Although the ban was overturned four years later after a complaint to the World Trade…

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By | 2019-06-29T06:00:13+00:00 June 29th, 2019|Business|Comments Off on Mine, replace or recycle: can the US, Europe and Japan end reliance on China for rare earths?