JUNE 19-21, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC


Innovations in Rare Earths and Critical Minerals

2023 Special Symposium sponsored by the Consortium for Rare Earth Technologies (CREaTe)

Critical minerals - such as the rare earth elements lithium, graphite and cobalt - support a wide variety of modern technologies. They power many current and future applications in our world. The Innovations In Rare Earths and Critical Minerals Special Symposium addresses scientific and technological innovations that support and advance the domestic supply chain for these minerals.

Join us for the largest gathering of rare earths and critical minerals experts in North America this June 19-21 in Washington, D.C.

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Co-Chairs

Santa Jansone-PopovaSanta Jansone-Popova
R&D Scientist
Critical Materials Institute, Oak Ridge National Lab

Andriy PalasyukAndriy Palasyuk
Research Scientist
Critical Materials Institute, Ames National Laboratory

 

Key Speakers

Joe CotruvoBiomolecular rare earth extraction and separation using lanmodulin
Joe Cotruvo
Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Tom LograssoSubstitutions as an Effective Strategy for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks
Tom Lograsso
CMI Director, Ames National Laboratory

Tomas VillalónConsiderations for Sustainable Rare Earth Separation
Tomas Villalón
CTO & Co-Founder, Phoenix Tailings

Burt ThomasAn R&D portfolio to help commercialize America’s abundant unconventional critical mineral resources
Burt Thomas
Technical Portfolio Lead, National Energy Technology Laboratory

   
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2023 Symposium Sessions

9:00Challenges and Technologies in Critical Mineral Mining
1:30Extraction of Critical Minerals

Tuesday June 20

10:30Rare Earths & Critical Materials - Keynotes
1:30REE: Advances in Solvent Separation Technologies
3:00REE: Advances in Solid-Liquid/Ion-Exchange Separation Technologies
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Materials - Posters

Wednesday June 21

9:00Rare Earths and Permanent Magnets - Innovations & Challenges

2023 Symposium Program

Monday June 19

9:00Challenges and Technologies in Critical Mineral MiningTBA
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Full-value Copper Mining: A Gateway to Critical Mineral Resources
S. Duyvesteyn, D. Wellman, K. Jenkins, C. Eyzaguirre, C. Smith, Rio Tinto, US
A unique North American Source of Gallium, with its challenges
L. Fortin, A. Pucci, Rio Tinto, CA
Understading China’s Rare Earth Subsidies and Structural Advantages
J. Kennedy, ThREE Consulting, US
Satellite-Based Hyperspectral Analysis for Improved License to Operate and Lifecycle Operations in Mining
R.P. Weaver, Orbital Sidekick, Inc., US
Rare Earth Elements: Changing Supplies and Market Sector Demands
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Portable Luminescent Sensing Technologies for Economically Critical Metal Ions
S. Crawford, J. Baltrus, K-J Kim, N. Diemler, National Energy Technology Laboratory/Leidos, US
Art of the Possible: High Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Radiation for Mine Tailings Characterization in Re-mining Operations
G. Ray, Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, Cornell University, US
1:30Extraction of Critical MineralsTBA
Session chair: Andriy Palasyuk, Ames National Laboratory, US
High Efficiency, Green, Clean Domestic Separation and Purification
A. Malofsky, S. Potluri, Rare Earth Technologies, US
Harvesting Rare-Earth Elements from Coal Fly Ash Using Recyclable Reagents
L. Stoy, Rivalia Chemical Co., US
High Temperature Rare Earth Element (REE) Extraction Technology
K. Merichko, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, US
Understanding the Chemistry of REE Leaching from Phosphoric Acid Sludge
P. Zhang, H. Liang, A. Medley, T. Levitskaia, Y. Katsenovich, FIPR Institute, Florida Poly, US
Effects of various Mineral Acids on Plasma Treated Mineral for rapid and selective REO extraction from Thorium oxide
D. Kemp, The Thorium Network, CH
Lithium Extraction using Thermal and Cyclonic Brine Concentration
X. Zhang, B. Abbasi, T. Hudson, B. Abbasi, Oregon State University, US
Application of Supported Liquid Membranes for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage and other Low-Grade Feedstocks
H. Hsu-Kim, A. Middleton, B.C. Hedin, Duke University, US
Rare Earth Elements Extraction from End-of-Life Fluorescent Light Bulb Powder
V. Jorjadze, G. Papadopoulos, A. Drees, IM Technologies, LLC, US

Tuesday June 20

10:30Rare Earths & Critical Materials - KeynotesTBA
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Substitutions as an Effective Strategy for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks
T. Lograsso, Ames Laboratory, US
An R&D portfolio to help commercialize America’s abundant unconventional critical mineral resources.
R.B. Thomas, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Biomolecular rare earth extraction and separation using lanmodulin
J.A. Mattocks, Z. Dong, G.J.-P. Deblonde, Y. Jiao, D.M. Park, J.A. Cotruvo Jr, The Pennsylvania State University, US
1:30REE: Advances in Solvent Separation TechnologiesTBA
Session chair: Helen Hsu-Kim, Duke University, US
Considerations for Sustainable Rare Earth Separation
T. Villalon, Phoenix Tailings, US
The Feasibility of Integrating Electrodialysis with Solvent Extraction for Separation of Rare Earth Elements
M. Baghbanzadeh, S. Mosadeghsedghi, K. Volchek, M.E. Sauber, Natural Resources Canada, CA
Nanoengineered cellulose for the sustainable separation of rare earth elements
A. Sheikhi, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Development of Novel Ligand Chemistries for Light-driven Reactions Toward Separation of Critical Rare Earths
A. Ferguson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
3:00REE: Advances in Solid-Liquid/Ion-Exchange Separation TechnologiesTBA
Session chair: Helen Hsu-Kim, Duke University, US
Extraction and Purification of REEs from Waste Ores using Chromatographic Separation
G. Carlson, Tusaar Corp, US
Ligand-Associated Sorbents and Solid-Liquid Extraction System for Producing Individually Separated High Purity Rare Earth Elements from Ores and Unconventional Sources
T.M. Dittrich, M. Dardona, C. Boxley, S.K. Mohanty, D. Kakaris Porter, C.M. Tummala, S. Praneeth, Wayne State University, US
Extraction of critical elements from geothermal brine using magnetic core shell particles
P.K. Thallapally, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
Biosorption for Enhanced Lithium Recovery from Geothermal Brines
G.P. Katz, M.R. Pavia, J. Clarke, Katz Water Technologies, Inc., US
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Materials - PostersExpo Hall AB
Cerium Separation from Energy-Relevant Elements with Structured Ligands
H.B. Vibbert, A.W.S. Ooi, A.-H.A. Park, Columbia University, US
Development of Ligand-based Hybrid Systems to Sustainably Recover Energy-Relevant Metals from Unconventional Resources
A.W.S. Ooi, H.B. Vibbert, A.-H.A. Park, Columbia University, US
Accelerating Solutions to Optimize Separations of Rare Earth Elements with High Performance Computing
D.A. Penchoff, C.C. Peterson, G.M. Bosilca, R.J. Harrison, E.F. Valeev, C.B. Sims, University of Tennessee, US
A Novel Method for Hydrolysis of Silicate Ores using Engineered Enzymes with Applications in the Extraction of Critical Minerals and Metals
E. Herrera, J. Evans, Maverick BioMetals, US
Enhancing the Electrophoretic Separation of Rare Earth Elements Through Complexation with Carboxylate Ligands
C.L. Tolbert, S.S. Bamane, G.M. Pawar, M.E. Case, C.M. Hill, R.V. Fox, Idaho National Laboratory, US
Illuminating the Difference in Photochemical Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactivity in Model Rare Earth Metal-Organic Complexes
I. Douair, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
Global and U.S Rare Earth Element End Use Allocations Balanced by Production
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Biologically Based Rare Earth Recovery and Separations
S. Napieralski, W.R Henson, C. Immethun, B. Heater, C. Hart, H. Zurier, S. Banta, K. Kucharzyk, Battelle Memorial Institute, US

Wednesday June 21

9:00Rare Earths and Permanent Magnets - Innovations & ChallengesTBA
Session chair: Andriy Palasyuk, Ames National Laboratory, US
NdFeB Permanent Magnets: Projected Demand Comparisons Across End Use Sectors
J.W. Heim II, R.L. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Utilizing thermomagnetic processing to optimize rare-earth content and resultant properties in Nd2Fe14B-based bonded magnets
Z.P. Tener, X. Liu, I. Nlebedim, M.J. Kramer, M.A. McGuire, M.S. Kesler, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
PM-Wire™: Rethinking the manufacturing of permanent magnets
Ph. Masson, R. Chaudhary, J. Lammers, R. Dubord, W. Hinson, M. Senti, Advanced Magnet Lab, US
Mechanically robust high magnetic-performance Sm-Co sintered magnets through microstructure engineering
B. Cui, Ames National Laboratory, US
Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in lanthanum M-type hexaferrites by quantum-confined charge transfer
D. Paudyal, C. Bhandari, M.E. Flatté, Ames National Laboratory, US
Additive Manufacturing of NdFeB Bonded Permanent Magnets: Prospects and Challenges
M. Parans Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Room Temperature Electrorefining of Critical Metals from End-of-Life Permanent Magnets
V. Murugesan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
Topics & Application Areas
  • Resource extraction
  • Alternative sources
  • Magnet manufacturing
  • Processing innovation
  • Separation tech
  • Waste management
  • Substitute innovations
  • Other
 

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