Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) has received the first shipments of monazite from The Chemours Company’s Offerman Mineral Sand Plant in Georgia. The delivery sets the wheels in motion for UUUU to produce mixed rare earth elements (“REE”) carbonate and subsequently sell the product to Neo Performance Materials’ REE separation plant in Europe “for production of value-added REE products available to U.S. and European manufacturers,” says a recent article. While the initial production phase of the REE value chain holds great potential for UUUU, the company is still focused on its core business: uranium. “If successful in the coming weeks, Energy Fuels will be commercially producing an REE product at a stage more advanced than any other U.S. company… Although Energy Fuels is committed to its entry into the REE sector, the company also remains committed to maintaining its position as the leading U.S. producer of uranium and vanadium. In fact, the company expects to recover the uranium in the monazite ore…”
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About Energy Fuels Inc.
Energy Fuels is a leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. The company also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and anticipates commencing commercial production of rare earth element (“REE”) carbonate in 2021. Its corporate offices are in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver, and all of its assets and employees are in the United States. Energy Fuels holds three of America’s key uranium production centers: The White Mesa Mill in Utah, the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (“ISR”) Project in Wyoming, and the Alta Mesa ISR Project in Texas. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today, has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year, has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant and is completing final test-work for the production of REE carbonate from various uranium-bearing ores. The Nichols Ranch ISR Project is on standby and has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Alta Mesa ISR Project is also on standby and has a licensed capacity of 1.5 million pounds of U3O8 per year. In addition to the above production facilities, Energy Fuels also has one of the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolios in the U.S. and several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development. The primary trading market for Energy Fuels’ common shares is the NYSE American under the trading symbol “UUUU,” and the company’s common shares are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “EFR.” For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EnergyFuels.com.
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