The Rare Earth Race: The Global Showdown over Rare Earth Elements

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A Problem Is Lurking Around The Corner If you like this content follow me here Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of 17 chemically similar elements. These elements are found and mined in the Earth’s crust. REE have unique magnetic, luminescent, and electrochemical properties, they are used in a wide range of technologies, such as smartphones, wind turbines, electric vehicles, and even military equipment. Some examples of REE include cerium, dysprosium, and yttrium. REEs have become strategically important materials recently due to these unique properties, applications, and growing demand. REEs have become strategically important materials, Image: Mike Hassaballa Of…...

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Mike Hassaballa Mike earned a master’s degree in applied science in 2013, then he launched his career in the data centre industry. In 2015, he shifted gears and took on a Lead Engineer role in a company developing emission reductions technology. He then moved in 2018 into energy consulting. Mike focuses on most critical issues and opportunities in business: strategy, operations, technology, transformation, advanced analytics, and sustainability. Mike writes fascinating stories meant to be read by anyone. He excels in simplifying complex subjects and bringing a fresh new perspective to pressing issues.