Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Science & Technology: Extracting Valuable Rare Earth Elements from Geothermal Fluids

How PNNL Extracts Rare Earth Elements from Geothermal Brine (PNNL)

By looking at a problem at a nanoscale level, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers are developing an economic way to extract valuable rare earth elements from geothermal fluids. This novel approach may help meet the high demand for rare earth elements that are used in many clean energy technologies.