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RER gets $4.4 million grant from WEA

Rare Element Resources (RER) has announced the completion of a $4.4 million grant from the Wyoming Energy Authority that will be used to assist with the cost of constructing the company’s planned demonstration plant in Upton.

The grant is a cost reimbursement award for future expenditures related to construction of the rare earth processing and separation demo plant, which the company has described as the next step in the process of establishing a rare earth mine in the Bearlodge Mountains and an associated processing plant, likely also in Upton.

“Rare earth elements are of the utmost importan...

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