Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) and Neo Performance Materials (TSX: NEO) recently announced that the first container of mixed rare earth (“RE”) carbonate was shipped from UUUU’s White Mesa Mill in Utah to NEO’s rare earth separation facility in Estonia. This shipment marked an important milestone toward restoring the critical U.S. and European rare earth supply chains. Chemours (NYSE: CC), based in Georgia, mines natural monazite that contains both the rare earth elements and naturally occurring uranium. “The rare earth elements are then processed into RE carbonate by UUUU’s White Mesa Mill before being shipped off to Estonia and separated into rare earth oxides and other value-added rare earth compounds,” a recent article reads. “This commercial-scale process has established Energy Fuels as the only company in North America that currently produces a monazite-derived, enhanced rare earth material, and the shipment of the product represents the beginning of a new, environmentally responsible rare earth supply chain.”
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About Energy Fuels Inc.
Energy Fuels is a leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. The company also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and is ramping up to commercial production of REE carbonate in 2021. Its corporate offices are in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver, and all of its assets and employees are in the United States. Energy Fuels holds three of America’s key uranium production centers: the White Mesa Mill in Utah, the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (“ISR”) Project in Wyoming and the Alta Mesa ISR Project in Texas. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today, has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year and has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant, as well as REE carbonate and uranium from various uranium-bearing ores. The Nichols Ranch ISR Project is currently on standby and has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Alta Mesa ISR Project is also on standby and has a licensed capacity of 1.5 million pounds of U3O8 per year. In addition to the above production facilities, Energy Fuels also has one of the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolios in the U.S. and several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development. The primary trading market for Energy Fuels’ common shares is the NYSE American under the trading symbol UUUU, and the company’s common shares are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol EFR. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EnergyFuels.com.
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