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Towards sustainable rare-earth-element mining

Although urgently needed for the decarbonization of our economies, the mining of rare earth elements has a poor environmental record. The use of electrokinetics promises a more efficient extraction while substantially reducing environmental impacts.

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Prommer, H. Towards sustainable rare-earth-element mining. Nat Sustain 6, 13–14 (2023).

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