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5th September 2018

Researchers say they can cut rare-earth use in motors by 80 percent

German researchers say that they have found ways of reducing the amount of critical rare-earth materials needed to build electric motors by up to 80 percent. In a five-year project that has just ended, the researchers from eight Franhofer Institutes pooled their expertise to find ways of reducing the need for rare-earth materials by a combination of optimizing manufacturing processes, developing new approaches to recycling and looking for new materials that could replace rare-earths

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