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Our Process: Circular Mineral Harvesting

Aclara has worked with the University of Toronto in Canada, and the University of Concepcion in Chile, to develop an environmentally clean way of extracting rare earths from ionic clays, a type of deposit that offers several advantages relative to the more commonly occurring hard rock Rare Earth Element (REE) deposits.

The process has been named Circular Mineral Harvesting, and it is the cleanest way to extract rare earths, causing not only no harm to the environment, but the goal is to leave our project site even better than how we found it.

Aclara has been awarded the 2022 Sustainability Initiative of the Year award, and the 2023 Innovation Award by SEAL Awards. Both awarrds honor leadership through business sustainability. Learn more here.