05 Jun '18, 8am

VOLGREN PIONEERING RARE EARTH-MINERAL USE FOR LIGHTER ELECTRIC BUS BODIES

VOLGREN PIONEERING RARE EARTH-MINERAL USE FOR LIGHTER ELECTRIC BUS BODIES

As explained on the Federal Government site Geoscience Australia , "the rare-earth-element (REEs) are a group of 17 metals which comprise the lanthanide series of elements: lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), praseodymium (Pr), neodymium (Nd), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), terbium (Tb), dysprosium (Dy), holmium (Ho), erbium (Er), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb) and lutetium (Lu), in addition to scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y), which show similar physical and chemical properties to the lanthanides. The REEs have unique catalytic, metallurgical, nuclear, electrical, magnetic and luminescent properties. Their strategic importance is indicated by their use in emerging and diverse technologies that are becoming increasingly more significant in today's society. Applications range from routine (e.g., lighter flints, glass polishing mediums, car alternators) ...

Full article: https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1806/volgren-pio...

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