Strategic Materials and Recovery Technologies

Primary source processing


Recovery of REEs from coal-based sources

Processing coal refuse, coal ash, and acid mine drainage for REE recovery, and remediating environmental concerns associated with the material at the same time.


Biologically assisted recovery of strategic minerals

Using microorganisms to facilitate the desired chemical processes and/or using biologically inspired chemicals for extraction of target minerals.


Graphite production

Devising a pathway for synthesizing graphite from different coal types and overcoming the scaling issues.