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Molycorp Rare Earth Output Increases

February 3, 2015 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Production Grew by Nearly 40% in 2014

Rare earth oxide equivalent production at Molycorp’s Mountain Pass, Calif. mine totaled 4,785 metric tons in 2014, up from 3,473 metric tons in 2013 – a gain of 37.7%. Fourth quarter production last year was nearly double that of the final three months of 2013.
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The Rare Earth Technology Alliance

October 19, 2012 in Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

American Chemistry Council Group to Support $5 Billion Sector

The American Chemistry Council is hosting RETA – the Rare Earth Technology Alliance – as a new education and outreach organization “to encourage the development of a healthy and competitive global market for rare earth elements.”
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Ford Reduces Rare Earth Use

September 13, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Third-Generation’ e-Drives Could Save 500,000 Pounds Per Year

Ford’s new Ford Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid feature lighter, more efficient, more powerful lithium ion batteries that may reduce the automaker’s use of expensive rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds per year, the company said Wednesday.
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Non-Rare Earths from Remy, and Remy for Amp EVs

January 22, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

Remy is developing a non-rare earth version of its power-dense HVH motors. The more economical motors are designed to complement the existing product line, as they will fit in the same packaging and use the same vehicle mounts.
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