Economics at your fingertips  

Rare earths supply chains: Current status, constraints and opportunities

Artem Golev, Margaretha Scott, Peter D. Erskine, Saleem H. Ali and Grant R. Ballantyne

Resources Policy, 2014, vol. 41, issue C, 52-59

Abstract: The unique properties of rare earth elements (REEs) and lack of alternatives for their application in modern technologies, especially electronics and fast growing green technologies such as renewable energy generation and storage, energy efficient lights, electric cars, and auto catalysts, as well as specific military and aerospace applications, underpin their strategic status.

Keywords: Rare earths; Rare earth industry; Recycling; Environmental impacts; Supply chain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (10) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Resources Policy is currently edited by R. G. Eggert

More articles in Resources Policy from Elsevier
Series data maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:41:y:2014:i:c:p:52-59