Rare earths supply chains: Current status, constraints and opportunities
Peter D. Erskine,
Saleem H. Ali and
Grant R. Ballantyne
Resources Policy, 2014, vol. 41, issue C, 52-59
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)
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