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Raising rare earth recovery with yeast

Yeast and phosphates extract REEs from hot springs, seawater Metal Tech News – April 19, 2023

While not quite as easy as whipping up a science experiment in the kitchen, a research group from the Osaka Metropolitan University Graduate School of Engineering has developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly way to condense various rare earth elements (REEs) from natural water sources using common, food-safe ingredients.

The research group, led by Professor Masayuki Azuma and Associate Professor...


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