JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    


Innovations in Rare Earths and Critical Minerals

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 Innovation Hub, Oak Ridge National Lab

Andriy PalasyukAndriy Palasyuk
Research Scientist
Critical Materials Innovation Hub, Ames National Laboratory

Alison FritzAlison Fritz
Research Engineer
National Energy Technology Laboratory

 

Key Speakers

Andy ShermanMidstream Processing of Critical Materials
Andy Sherman
Chairman, PMT Group

Matt KramerCritical Materials Consideration in the Development of Permanent Magnets
Matt Kramer
Distinguished Scientist, Ames National Laboratory

Aaron NobleProcess Development and Techno-Economic Analysis for the Recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals from Unconventional Resources
Aaron Noble
Professor, Virginia Tech

Jef CaersAccelerating critical mineral exploration world-wide using AI
Jef Caers
Professor, Stanford University

Yoshiko FujitaMaterials Challenges for the Energy Transition: How Innovation Can Make a Difference
Yoshiko Fujita
Distinguished Staff Scientist, Idaho National Lab

Dawn WellmanPerspectives on “Innovation” for Recovery of Critical Minerals and Securing the Supply Chain
Dawn Wellman
Strategic Programs Manager, Rio Tinto Copper Research

Vijay MurugesanNon-Equilibrium Transport Driven Separations (NETS) Initiative
Vijay Murugesan
Materials Sciences Group Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

David S. ParkerRare Earth Permanent Magnet Innovation from the Critical Materials Innovation Hub
David S. Parker
Group Leader, Materials Theory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

   
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2024 Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

10:30Pathways of Innovation for Critical Minerals
1:30Securing Robust Critical Mineral Supplies

Tuesday June 18

9:15Advances in Critical Mineral Separations
10:45Environmentally Sustainable Critical Mineral Solutions
1:00Rare Earths: The Future of Magnet Technologies
3:00Rare Earths Panel: How Critical are Minerals to our Energy Security?
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Minerals - Posters

2024 Symposium Program

Monday June 17

10:30Pathways of Innovation for Critical MineralsTBA
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Materials Challenges for the Energy Transition: How Innovation Can Make a Difference
Y. Fujita, A. Ku, E.A. Kocs, A. Haddad, R.W. Gray, Idaho National Laboratory, US
Perspectives on “Innovation” for Recovery of Critical Minerals and Securing the Supply Chain
D.M. Wellman, S. Duyvesteyn, Rio Tinto, US
Accelerating Innovation: A New Mode of Collaboration through the Critical Materials Collaborative (CMC)
H.A. Khazdozian, G. Bromhal, U.S. Department of Energy, US
1:30Securing Robust Critical Mineral SuppliesTBA
Session chair: Alison Fritz, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Non-Equilibrium Transport Driven Separations (NETS) Initiative
V. Murugesan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
Accelerating critical mineral exploration world-wide using AI
J. Caers, Stanford University, US
Process Development and Techno-Economic Analysis for the Recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals from Unconventional Resources
A. Noble, Virginia Tech, US
Sector Allocations and Supply Chain Considerations for Rare Earth Elements
M. Nkiawete, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
Three-Stage Process for Acidic Water Pollution Cleanup and Production of Critical Mineral Concentrates for National Security
S.V. Pisupati, M. Rezaee, The Pennsylvania State University, US

Tuesday June 18

9:15Advances in Critical Mineral SeparationsTBA
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Protein-based approach for high-purity REE separation
D.M. Park, Z. Dong, J. Seidel, P. Diep, C. Madsen J. Cotruvo, Y. Jiao, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, US
One roadmap of magnetic separation of rare-earth ions
Z. Lei, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf/ TU Dresden, DE
Enhancing Critical Material Recovery: Replacing Mixer-Settlers with Agitated Extraction Columns
D. Glatz, B. Cross, Koch Modular Process Systems, US
10:45Environmentally Sustainable Critical Mineral SolutionsTBA
Session chair: Alison Fritz, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Sustainable and Green Production of Nickel by Collocating both Primary Nickel Ore Processing and Li-ion Battery Recycling
L. Pan, Michigan Technological University, US
Nature-based systems for rare earth element recovery
A.M. Schmitz, S. Medin, B. Pian, S. Balog-Way, REEgen, US
Electrochemically- Enabled Holistic Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries
L. Garris, T. Madden, N. Anderson, Cool Amps Corp., US
1:00Rare Earths: The Future of Magnet TechnologiesTBA
Session chair: Andriy Palasyuk, Ames National Laboratory, US
Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Innovation from the Critical Materials Innovation Hub
D.S. Parker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Midstream Processing of Critical Materials
A.J. Sherman, N. Farkas, R. Kinner, B. Werry, P. Seman, powdermet inc, Terves LLC, PMT group, US
Critical Materials Consideration in the Development of Permanent Magnets
M.J. Kramer, A. Palasyuk, I.Z. Hlova, J. Cui, I.C. Nlebedim, Ames Lab, US
Cerium Gap Magnets (CGMs). Towards a new castable mass market magnet.
A. Palasyuk, A. Swanson, M. Besser, Ames National Laboratory, US
Projected Growth Rates for NdFeB Permanent Magnets: Nd plus Dy Demands Across End Use Sectors Through 2050
J.W. Heim II, R.L. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
3:00Rare Earths Panel: How Critical are Minerals to our Energy Security?TBA
Session chair: Dawn Wellman, Rio Tinto
4:00Rare Earths & Critical Minerals - PostersExpo Hall BC
Extraction of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) using Functionalized Mesoporous Carbons
D. Saha, Widener University, US
Chemical bonding and valence states in Au-associated host minerals investigated by XANES and EXAFS
G.K. Nzulu, S. Ametepe, G. Baawi, M. Magnuson, Linköping University, SE
*STUDENT POSTER AWARDEE* Selective Separation of Rare Earth Elements Via Lanmodulin Peptide-Functionalized Membranes
L. Johnson, B. Schneider, C.E. Duval, Case Western Reserve University, US
Battery Materials Recycling and Green Hydrogen Co-Production
A. Karati, P. Gargh, S. Paul, S. Das, A. Sarkar, P. Shrotriya, I.C. Nlebedim, Ames National Laboratory, US
Rotating Packed Bed Contactors for Rare Earth Element Processing
K. Kent, I. Wang, W. Dean, A. Servis, C. Duval, Case Western Reserve University, US
Elucidating the Connection between Polymer Structure and Solution-Phase Rare-Earth Element Binding Thermodynamics
C.M.B. Gallagher, W.R. Archer, M.D. Schulz, Virginia Tech, US
Innovations in Liquid-Liquid Solvent Extraction for the Efficient Recovery of Critical Minerals and Rare Earths
B. Cross, Koch Modular Process Systems, US
Topics & Application Areas
  • Extraction of Critical Minerals
  • Advances in Separation Technologies
  • Rare Earths and Permanent Magnets
  • Computation and ML methods to target CM technology development
  • Other
 

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