HALIFAX – Ucore Rare Metals is proceeding with the design and construction of the SuperLig®-One pilot plant to test using molecular recognition technology (MRT) for the separation of rare earth elements on a bulk scale.
The plant will be built by IBC Advanced Technologies in Utah, and it is to be ready by the end of this year. When it is complete, the plant will be relocated to a third party facility for independent review.
The SuperLig plant will be both modular and portable. That allows it to be moved to remote sites where it may be needed. Each of the lanthanides – from lanthanum to lutetium, with the exception of promethium, plus yttrium and scandium – will be refined to a high purity.
Ucore intends to have the SuperLig-One unit serve as a prototype for a full sized plant to be located somewhere in North America. It would treat rare earth concentrates or pregnant leach solution and be customizable as needed. One source of concentrate could be Ucore’s 100% owned Bokan-Dotson Ridge REE property in Alaska.
Learn more about MRT at Ucore.com.