(Sustainable Recovery, Reprocessing and Reuse of Rare-Earth Magnets in a circular Economy) – This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The aim of this project is to develop a recycling supply chain for rare earth magnets in the EU and to demonstrate these new materials on a pilot scale within a range of application sectors.


To establish a stable and secure supply of critical rare earth elements based on a sustainable extraction from European apatite sources used in fertiliser production.


The goal of the UPGRADE project is to design and achieve a fine microstructure in the strip-cast ribbons that leads to high coercive NdFeB permanent magnets.


This project aims to upscale and introduce to the market a new NdFeB powder better suited for 3D printing technology.


The SCALE project sets about to develop and secure a European Scandium (Sc) supply chain through the development of technological innovations, which will allow the extraction of Sc from European industrial residues.

UK RE Magnet Base

We are extremely pleased to announce Less Common Metals has been awarded funding to conduct a feasibility study to identify the requirements for a fully integrated supply chain for Rare Earth Permanent Magnet production in the UK.


The project aims to develop innovative pilot plants to address high economical, technological, social, and environmental relevance: a solution for the EU dependency on rare-earth raw materials for permanent magnets, avoiding bottlenecks in the material supply chain, and diminishing the environmental impact.