A shortage of rare earth metals, used in everything from electric car batteries to solar panels to wind turbines, is hampering the growth of renewable energy technologies.
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At a time of growing resources shortages, electronic waste is a treasure trove of opportunity.
The newly formed Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network could secure 20% of the global demand for separated critical rare earth products by 2018.
Chinese researchers have discovered a way to recycle rare earth elements from wastewater.
An Australian company has estimated Greenland could extract up to 40,000 tons of rare earth metals per year.
A U.K.-based paper manufacturer is taking cocoa bean skins — a byproduct of chocolate production — and turning them into a sustainable paper product.