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By Shane Lasley
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NioCorp eyes new niobium extraction tech

Testing the use of CO2 to leach superalloy metal from ore Metal Tech News – September 30, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:50pm

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Niobium is an alloy in high strength steel used for bridges and other large infrastructure projects, and as an ingredient in superalloys used in nearly all jet engines and power generation turbines.

NioCorp Developments Ltd. Sept. 9 announced progress on a new and more environmentally friendly process for extracting niobium from its Elk Creek superalloys material project in Nebraska.

A series of metallurgical tests carried out by Utah-based L3 Process Development has established carbonation as a potential alternative metallurgical process for the extraction of niobium from ore that NioCorp...

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