The Rare Earth Elements: EURARE sustainable European REE exploitation technologies

Within the EURARE project, REE mineral deposits from 4 different European regions were beneficiated with novel sustainable technologies at GTK's EURARE beneficiation pilot plants. The concentrates produced, along with the red mud by-product from primary alumina production, were used in two processing pilot plants set up in RWTH (Aachen) and NTUA (Athens) respectively.

Flow diagram for the EURARE REE beneficiation pilot

The novel technologies studied, developed and tested in the EURARE project included: