Tetra Tech, Inc. – Rare Earth Element Identification and Characterization of Coal and Coal By-Products Containing High Rare Earth Element Concentrations

Technology Partner: Tetra Tech, Inc. Award Number: FE0026648

Project Duration: 10/1/2016 – 4/30/2018Total Project Value: $373,300

Key Technology Area: Enabling Technologies

NETL is partnering with Tetra Tech, Inc. to identify, locate, field sample, and chemically analyze U.S. domestic coal and coal by-product solid and/or liquid materials that contain high rare earth element (REE) concentrations (i.e., greater than or equal to 300 parts

permilliontotalREEs).ThisprojectsupportsNETL’sREE Program by identifying U.S. coal-based resources for developing technologies to separate and recover rare earth elements for use in producing commercial products and national defense equipment.

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