Scandium Recovery Technology

Scandium is a rare earth element increasingly demanded for applications that reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality and strengthen energy security. In one particular application of growing interest, scandium enables low-emission solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) that operate off the electric grid. Scandium also enables ultra-high strength and lightweight aluminum alloys that improve fuel efficiency in transportation vehicles, when incorporated in the form of next-generation structural and functional parts, including a growing number produced by additive manufacturing.  II-VI’s patent-pending selective ion recovery (SIR) enables the transformation of industrial waste streams into economical sources of scandium at 50% of the cost of conventional extractive metallurgy techniques and provides environmental benefits.

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