New research lays out thorny challenges facing the renewable sector
A newly discovered protein could help detect, target, and collect from the environment the rare-earth metals used in smartphones
The method is also an efficient way to produce strong magnets for small places, like sleek handheld electronics
The new project will sample and analyze AMD solids from 120 AMD treatment sites at coal mines across the northern and central Appalachian coal basins in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
Concentrations are highest in coal from the Appalachian Mountains
Europium and yttrium can be recovered from red lamp phosphor, a powder that is used in fluorescent lamps such as neon tubes
Recycling keeps paper, plastics, and even jeans out of landfills. Could recycling rare-earth magnets do the same? Perhaps, if the recycling process can be improved.