In this episode, host Peter Strachan discusses the role that rare earths will play in the future of renewable energy applications such as wind power turbines and electric vehicles. We speak to three Australian producers and address the geographic and political impact on supply and demand or rare earths, as well as the current efforts to decentralise the hold of China on the world’s supply chain of rare earths. 

Populating the expert panel for this discussion is Gavin Lockyer, managing director at Arafura Resources (ASX:ARU), Andrew Reid, COO of Hastings Technology Metals (ASX:HAS) and David Crook, technical manager at Mount Ridley Mines (ASX:MRD)  

Arafura Resources is an Australian company with a neodymium-praseodymium resource in the NT, its Nolans project.

Hastings is an ASX-listed exploration and development company that is currently concentrating its efforts on its two rare earths projects in WA, Yangibana and Brockman Projects.

Mount Ridley Mines is undertaking the exploration of a significant deposit of valuable clay-hosted rare earth elements in WA. Its Mount Ridley Project is located within the Fraser Range sub-basin and the Weld Range West Iron Project in the mid-west of WA.

The group discuss a range of topics including the future of rare earths in renewable applications, the impact of geopolitical conditions on supply and demand of rare earths, ARU’s Nolans deposit, HAS’ Yangibana project, MRD’s Winstons deposit and more. 

Tune in above to hear the panel discuss these topics and more.