The ingots were processed during commissioning at the Saskatchewan Research Council’s Rare Earth Processing Facility in Saskatoon this week.
The first rare-earth metal ingot produced in Canada was pilot-processed this week at the Saskatchewan Research Council’s rare-earth processing facility in Saskatoon.
Rare earth metals are used in the manufacture of magnets used in electric vehicles, wind turbines, electronics, etc.
In June, the Saskatchewan government announced a $20 million investment to expand the facility’s capabilities and add a smelting unit.
“This milestone shows the incredible progress the SRC is making…” SRC Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a news release. “Our investment in this facility is already starting to show a very worthwhile impact over the decades to come.”
“Rare earth metal production is a critical and strategic step in establishing a rare earth supply chain in Canada,” said Mike Crabtree, president and CEO of SRC, in a release.
The facility, which is under construction in Saskatoon’s northern industrial area, will be the first in North America when completed, according to the company, and will produce products sold in international markets in 2024, producing individual rare earth oxides and didymium metal. etc. will be produced.
First Canadian Rare Earth Ingot Processed in Saskatchewan
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