Further research confirms the new method for 100 % recovery of rare earth elements

The mining company Eurobattery Minerals AB 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.

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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.

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The city of Outokumpu is preparing for zoning for Eurobattery Minerals mine project

The Outokumpu town Urban Development Board initiated the zoning and site plan change for the Hautalampi mine project. Eurobattery Minerals owns 40 % of FinnCobalt Oy and Hautalampi project and has decided to acquire additional 30 %.

“I am very pleased with how work progresses in our Finnish battery mineral mine project. Yesterday we got the official listing in the Finnish mining right register, and today, the authorities announced the start of the zoning and site plan change. It is encouraging to see how our team in Finland work in close co-operation with the local authorities to move the project forward,” said Roberto García Martínez, CEO of Eurobattery Minerals.

The land zoning is according to the Land-use and Building Act in Finland and intends to support the site construction of the area in the near future. This includes building permits and supervision by authorities.

Outokumpu town structural services tendered the preparation of the zoning for the area of the Hautalampi mine. Sweco Finland Oy was selected by Outokumpu town as a zoning developer of the site plan for the Hautalampi mine area.

“We are very pleased with the progress made for the zoning by Outokumpu town, and we are looking forward to future co-operations with stakeholders, including landowners and city councils,” says Ilari Kinnunen, Managing Director of FinnCobalt Oy.

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