BioORE - Rare Earth Elements
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project is exploring how biogeochemistry, bioextraction and biorecovery can be used to secure supplies of vital rare earth elements.
Cobalt Mineral Formation and Recovery
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project is examining the roles of Geology, Geomicrobiology and Geometallurgy in the mineral formation and recovery of Cobalt.
E-Tech Elements from Submarine Ferromanganese Crusts
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project will identify what controls the formation, distribution, abundance and concentration of metal-rich crusts on the deep seafloor in order to assess the E-tech element potential of submarine ferromanganese crusts.
HOSANA - eTech Element Security and Impacts
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project is seeking to develop an integrated view of eTech element security and impacts, from deposits to products and beyond.
Indium - Source to Sink
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project seeks to identify and address the principal gaps in our knowledge of the geology, extraction and environmental dispersal of indium.
LAYERS of material flows for E-tech elements
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project sets out to understand and model the supply chain for E-Tech elements through Material Flow Analysis, uniquely adding a geological component with associated spatial visualisation and uncertainty.
MM-FREE - Mineral-Microbe Interactions for Concentration of Rare Earth Elements
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project seeks to develop a research strategy which will develop a mechanistic understanding of the critical bio-geochemical controls on rare earth element behaviours and fractionation at low temperatures.
NEETE - Natural Enrichments in E-Tech Elements
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project is studying natural enrichment of 6 E-Techs (Co, Ga, In, Te, Li, and REE), the underlying geological processes, and opportunities for "reverse engineering" from geology to industrial recovery.
REE in Alkaline Mineral Systems
This SoS Minerals project looks to understand the remote signatures of buried mineral deposits, for efficient discovery based on novel geological hypothesis. It also aims to make environmental improvements to exploitation of rare earth ores.
REEXSS - Understanding Heavy Rare Earth Element Deposits
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project seeks to understand the genesis of Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE) deposits through experimental and spectroscopic measurements and atomistic simulations.
Se and Te Concentration by Organic Materials
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project is seeking to exploit the close relationships between the scarce semi-metal elements Selenium and Tellerium, and organic materials to target additional resources, and extract resources in a sustainable way.
Semi-metal - PGE Linkage in Crustal Magmatic Systems
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project is seeking to elucidate processes governing semi-metal - PGE linkage in crustal magmatic systems and hence identify opportunities for discovery and recovery.
SoS Rare - Geology to Metallurgy of Critical Rare Earths
This SoS Minerals Catalyst project seeks to understand and emulate the conditions that concentrate heavy rare earths but create deposits free from thorium and uranium that create radioactive tailings.