Stans Energy Corp.(TSXV:HRE) announced the successful separation of dysprosium oxide at its Kashka Rare Earth plant.
As quoted in the press release:
To date the company has separated dysprosium from the resins remaining from past production runs, yielding 50kg of dysprosium oxides ahead of target as outlined in the Company’s press release dated June 12, 2012. The technical teams at KRP have been able to separate:
15kg of Dysprosium Oxide grading 99.95% purity
15kg of Dysprosium Oxide grading 99.9% purity
20 kg of Dysprosium Oxide grading 99.5% purity
Stans Energy, President and CEO, Robert Mackay, commented:
The successful first phase of our operational testing of the ion exchange columns is extremely encouraging. Over the course of the next several months our engineering teams will continue to upgrade the purities of finished oxides that the KRP will be producing. Our ion exchange equipment will be able to provide the high purity oxides that are crucial for specialized end-users, specifically 4N+ purities. Once VNIIHT completes the design of the new cracking facility (Plant #1), Stans Energy will have the capability to employ cutting edge rare earth technologies starting with beneficiation through to high purity oxide production.