Rare Earths: The Strategic Imperative

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With increasing advancements in technology over the last century, rare earth elements are becoming even more important. A U.S. Geological Survey in a 2017 report explains how critical rare earth elements are in the production of more than 200 products ranging from high-tech consumer products, such as cellular telephones, computer hard drives, electric and hybrid vehicles, and flat screen monitors and televisions to significant defence applications like electronic displays, guidance systems, lasers, and radar and sonar systems.

This discussion looks into the supply response to the growing demand, at how new technologies such as biomining can be used to address supply issues, price outlook, rare earths mined beyond earth and the future role of the government in the rare earth mining sector.


Opedimeji Sule, Business Development Manager, Africa, London Stock Exchange


Gaius King, Resources Analyst, Fox Davies Capital

George Bennett, CEO, Rainbow Rare Earths

Paul Atherley, Chairman, Pensana Rare Earths

Christian Taylor-Wilkinson, CEO, Altona Energy

Prof Charles Cockell, University of Edinburgh