Rare Earth Network

WELCOME to the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network, or CREEN. The CREEN website is hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). The purpose of this website is to act as an information clearinghouse for research, development and demonstration projects involving rare earth elements.

Progress Reports

2015

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2014

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2013

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Presentations & Articles

Canada's REE IndustryCREEN slide show | Rare Earth Elements: A Canadian industry in the making | Feeding the global supply chain 

Other documents

Federal Budget April 2015

CREEN - House of Commons Finance Committee - Pre-budget Submission

Membership pledge form

On behalf of all REE stakeholders, the industry-led Network and this website are temporarily facilitated by the Minerals and Metals Sector of Natural Resources Canada. REE stakeholders include both private and public sector entities as well as non-profit agencies or association.

The Network will track REE research activities across Canada, establish an accessible inventory of REE projects, facilitate collaboration, promote and disseminate findings, identify research funding opportunities and produce communication products for broader audiences when appropriate. Additional resource materials may include related policy documents, regulatory and guidance materials and maps. The Network is intended to support the domestic REE research community with three objectives in mind:

  • • Minimize the duplication of work
  • • Maximize innovation in REE Processing
  • • Seek synergies and stimulate research partnerships

 

In addition to improving the domestic R&D capacity for REE, this Network will also help foster collaborative activities with international agencies that are also focused on rare earth elements.

 

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WELCOME to the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network, or CREEN. The CREEN website is hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). The purpose of this website is to act as an information clearinghouse for research, development and demonstration projects involving rare earth elements.

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Mines to Markets

REE Updates

It takes a remarkable amount of time, money and energy to find minerals, develop deposits, attract investors, perfect mineral processing and metallurgical flow sheets, build mines, extract the raw materials and eventually bring products – be they mineral or metal – to market.

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Global Use of REE's

Global Use of REEs, 2010

Over the course of twenty years, when global production of REE became concentrated in China, science unlocked the unique characteristics of these minerals by demonstrating their invaluable use in high technology products, electronics miniaturization and energy efficiency applications.

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Global REE Production

Global REE Production

China's dominance in the international rare earth supply chain is a result of decades of market forces and changing global economics that saw resource production and many manufacturing activities move from high cost to lower cost regions.

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