Australian Strategic Materials
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Australian Strategic Materials (ASM) is a vertically integrated ‘mine to metals’ producer of critical metals for new growth industries, high technologies and sustainable energy solutions. The company’s Dubbo Project, is a long-term resource of rare earth elements, zirconium, niobium and hafnium, located in central-western New South Wales, Australia.
The Dubbo Project represents an alternative and reliable source of the critical minerals and rare earths needed to de-risk and relieve bottle-necking in the global supply chain. The Dubbo Project is construction ready, with all major permits approved.ASM intends to develop the Dubbo Project to produce metal oxides in the form of chemicals, powders and metals at its Dubbo site. These products will be available in a range of standard and customised specifications, based on market requirements. ASM has completed significant successful test work to optimise oxide recovery in partnership with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Long-term, the materials produced from the Dubbo Project will be used for refining into critical metals at ASM’s proposed metals plants, the first of which is in Ochang, South Korea. ASM’s Korean Metals Plant will produce critical metals and alloys to customer specifications using ASM’s patented, energy efficient metallisation process. The initial focus is on neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) and titanium alloy.