Through a recent agreement with an international partner, the Saskatchewan Research Council will soon begin to produce rare earth element products to be sold in the international market until the end of the decade.

Beginning in June 2025, Hung Thinh Group from Vietnam will be supplying the SRC with over 3,000 tonnes of rare earth carbonate per year for the next five years. SRC will be using this carbonate to process, separate and produce up to 400 tonnes of rare earth metals each year.

These rare earth metals are used in the construction of cellphones, electric vehicles, robotics and green technologies.

Minister Responsible for SRC Jeremy Harrison says his team met with HTG during their 2022 mission to Vietnam, where they showcased the opportunities for collaboration with Saskatchewan on rare earth processing.

This SRC project is the first, fully integrated commercial demonstration Rare Earth Processing Facility in North America.