Rare Earth Elements (REE) play a vital role in EV motors, but the UK does not have world-class rare earth deposits, so for primary REE materials we must look overseas as well as to alternative sources, such as mining waste, as their extraction from traditional deposits is limited.

Our 2,200 ha Medet concession, located in central Bulgaria is a unique waste-to-value recycling project involving reprocessing old tailings containing copper, REE and other high economic value minerals from a decommissioned mine, supporting the shift to a circular economy, mitigating waste and reducing new mining.

New state-of-the-art hydrometallurgical lab: The arrival of our laboratory solvent extraction pilot plant at our Devon Technology Centre (ACT 1) marks a new era in R&D of eco-friendly recycling for REE and other critical minerals from mine tailings and cathode metals from old EV batteries. We are committed to pushing the boundaries and leading UK innovation in green technologies to enable a sustainable energy transition.

Altilium in conjunction with the Cambourne School of Mines (CSM) secured funding from Innovate UK under the Critical Materials for Magnets Competition, part of the circular critical materials supply chains (CLIMATES) programme to strengthen UK’s supply of critical materials.

Altilium is a UK based Clean Tech group supporting the shift of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon. We believe the technology metals for the electrification of transport can come from recycling existing waste streams, such as mine tailings and EV battery scrap, creating valuable commodities and domestic industrial resilience.

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