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UK government support to research into a facility for critical permanent magnets

As you know, Less Common Metals was awarded funding in November to conduct a feasibility study to identify the requirements for a fully integrated supply chain for Rare Earth Permanent Magnet production in the UK. We can now share the news with you that we have been given support from the UK Government on a second occasion to carry out a feasibility study to consider the requirements for a magnet plant in the UK.

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How we control our neodymium metal making process

LCM has the expertise to make neodymium metal or NdPr master alloy commercially onsite. The electrolysis process is the transformation of rare earth oxide into rare earth metal using a direct electric current in a molten salt bath. The same process is used globally for the production of aluminium.

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