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By Shane Lasley
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NioCorp produces scandium metal in US

Metal Tech News – August 16, 2023


Last updated 8/23/2023 at 12:31pm

High-purity scandium dendrite crystals next to one-centimeter cube.

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NioCorp and Nanoscale have produced scandium metal at pilot-scale, which is the initial step to commercial production of scandium-aluminum master alloy in Nebraska.

As first step in a 3-phase strategy to upgrade Elk Creek scandium to Al-Sc master alloy at commercial scale.

The need for durable and lightweight alloys for electric vehicles, mass transit systems, military hardware, and aerospace is driving increasing interest in establishing commercial production of aluminum-scandium master alloy in the United States.

NioCorp Developments Ltd.'s Elk...

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