Case study: Extracting rare earth elements sustainably

Resources North West Queensland

This initiative is crucial to the future development of an entire Rare Earth Elements (REE) supply chain; by demonstrating an economic and environmentally sustainable extraction method for REE, numerous exploration-stage REE projects will become viable. Rare Earth Elements will be crucial components for the manufacture of low-carbon energy components and batteries as the economy transitions.

Commercialisation of resultant techniques will create new jobs in and around a Queensland-based processing facility, with flow-on benefits for communities and the region.