17 December 2010 17:47 [Source: ICIS news]
“There’s a clear desire in
At the same time, global demand for antimony, a chemical element used in flame retardants, electronics and many other applications, was rising. The combination of tight supplies and rising demand prompted prices to double this year to around $12,000/tonne (€9,120/tonne), Mills said.
While supplies from
The US Department of Energy (DOE) warned this week that a broad range of US advanced energy technology developments as well as conventional petroleum refining could be disrupted by a looming shortage of rare earths.
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