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Resources, Volume 6, Issue 4 (December 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Emerging vehicle technologies, including electric drives and new materials such as Aluminum-Cerium [...] Read more. Emerging vehicle technologies, including electric drives and new materials such as Aluminum-Cerium alloys, employ large amounts of critical materials such as rare earths. Scenarios for the USA by Fishman et al. show that demands could soon exceed historical supply rates from the USA’s Mountain Pass mine (satellite image: Google, Landsat / Copernicus). Yet secondary cerium supply from end-of-life vehicles – materials that originated in other countries – may eventually prove to be more abundant than cerium from traditional mines. View this paper