Secretary of energy spotlights Penn State-industry rare-earth-elements project

October 17, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry highlighted the national importance of a new Penn State–industry collaboration during a recent visit to a Jeddo Coal Company mine in Ebervale, Pennsylvania. Along with Rep. Lou Barletta, of Pennsylvania's 11th district, Perry spoke at a press conference about the collaboration, which aims to extract rare resources from coal. The project is funded by the Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
 
"I don’t think we can overstate how important the development of rare earth elements out of our anthracite coal is and the potential it’s going to have," Perry said during his remarks. "Our goal is clear. It's to develop an economically competitive supply of rare earth elements." <Read full article on Penn State News>