Orbite looks to process rare earths ahead of schedule

Oct 25, 2012 | 12:41 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Orbite Aluminae, alumina, aluminum, rare earths, Yves Noel, gallium, scadium, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Orbite Aluminae Inc. will install a separation plant to process rare earth oxides at its high-purity alumina facility in Quebec as demand increases for the specialty materials, it said.

The Montreal-based company had been planning to produce gallium oxide and scandium oxide at its metallurgical-grade alumina plant, which is slated to come online in late 2013 or 2014. But with demand for rare earths on the....

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