Stockholm, 19 June 2023 – The mining company Eurobattery Minerals AB (Nordic Growth Market: "BAT" and Börse Stuttgart: "EBM"; in short: "EBM", "Eurobattery" or "the Company") has received an additional report from the scientists in the research partnership with Uppsala University in collaboration with AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland.
The new report further confirms the viability of the new method for large-scale extraction of rare earth elements in Eurobattery Minerals Fetsjön project in Sweden. The method allows recovery of rare earth elements through chemical treatment at low temperatures, thus avoiding costly and time-consuming mechanical treatment. Low-temperature treatment allows for the circular use of the chemicals. In addition, the scientists conclude that the method, patented in Poland, can also be used to extract these critical raw materials from other geological formations.
"To mine rare earth elements from Europe is a key priority for the region. It would secure our supply of these critical minerals for the green transition and release us from our unhealthy dependency on conflict minerals. This new method for very effective extraction allows for exploration of European minerals deposits, such as our project in Fetsjön", said Roberto García Martínez, CEO of Eurobattery Minerals.
The research project Eurobattery Minerals is supporting is conducted by Prof. Jaroslaw Majka at Uppsala University and Prof. Maciej Manecki at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, supported by Ph. D. candidate Julia Sordyl representing both universities. The parties are investigating the opportunity for a large-scale pilot.
More information about the project: https://investors.eurobatteryminerals.com/en/press-releases/new-ground-breaking-method-allows-nearly-100-recovery-of-rees-in-fetsjoen/.