Rare Earth Refineries
Canada Rare Earth’s partners have a proven track record of designing, building and operating rare earth refineries with annual product output ranging from 500 to 12,000 metric tons per year.
The refineries are designed, built and operated to environmental and sustainability standards which meet or exceed the requirements in the leading countries of the world.
The key attributes of a suitable site for a rare earth refinery include: good access to logistics including transportation; good supply of quality water and dependable electrical power; economical access to other utilities; and availability of processing chemicals.
A modular design is recommended, with independent processing production lines and shared environmental systems. Modular design reduces subsequent construction costs during expansion, reduces operating risks while allowing flexibility for product variety and volumes in fluctuating markets, and maintenance shutdowns.