Rare Earth Elements

Phosphogypsum can help America Compete Globally

How do we create a sustainable economy? By recycling more than just trash. Today, scientists are developing methods to extract Rare Earth Elements (REE) from PG stored in Florida’s gypstacks.

A New Source to Power Critical Technologies

REE’s are an essential component America needs for renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, crucial defense technologies and to power smartphones.

200,000+ Tons

Estimated amount of REE’s found in Florida’s gypstacks alone.

Strengthening National Security

Gypstacks would provide an important domestic source of REE and reduce America’s reliance on foreign supplies.

It’s a Win-Win

Recycling PG and extracting REE’s is yet another alternative to stacking it. Science is continuing to move the phosphate industry toward a zero-waste future where storage of PG in gypstacks is viewed as a last resort.

Phosphate Might Be A Power Source for Electric Vehicles

What if phosphate products powered the next generation of green energy? It might just become a reality. Electric vehicle manufacturers across the globe are looking for ways to slash battery costs and make EVs more affordable — and phosphate could hold the key.

Lithium-ion Batteries vs. Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries

Most EVs are powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, a decades-old technology that’s also used in laptops and cell phones. Li-ion batteries, containing rare earth elements sourced from distant countries, are one of the main factors influencing the high cost of EVs.

By contrast, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries are free of REE’s, using only phosphate and other materials that are cheaper and more readily available. Recent innovations have led to improvements in LFP technology, allowing them to hold a charge longer and making them a viable option for EVs.