TECHNOLOGIES TO POWER A NEW ECONOMY
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At LUXZIUM, we fundamentally like large problems that are amenable to technological disruption. We seek out defensible advantages: proprietary and protected technological advances, business model innovations, and unique partnerships. Most importantly, we invest in “A” teams and founders with a demonstrable history of development/traction. We invest more in people than in a specific plan, because plans often change.

NEWS

Wyoming may hold the key to the rare earth minerals trade war with China

Wyoming is best known for its picturesque views and towering mountain ranges, but if Randy Scott has his way, it’ll become famous for something else: rare earth minerals. These resources have been in the spotlight since China, the country that dominates global supply, threatened in May to cut off supply to the U.S. as part of the U.S.–China trade war.

Since 2011, when Scott became the president and CEO of Littleton, Colorado-based Rare Earth Resources, the veteran mining executive and metallurgical engineer has been trying to get a massive stash of rare earth — a metallic element that’s used in cellphones, electric vehicle batteries, fluorescent lights, defense, clean energy and much more — out of Bear Lodge, a small mountain range tucked away in the northeast corner of the state, about 40 miles from South Dakota’s border.



FUNDING

About MNvest

MNvest is a Minnesota law permitting investment crowdfunding, a new way to fund Minnesota's growing businesses. Similar to reward-based crowdfunding sites (like Kickstarter), MNvest enables Minnesota businesses to legally advertise investment opportunities to all Minnesota residents.


FIAT to CRYPTO METAL COINS

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend. Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology—a distributed ledger enforced by a disparate network of computers.


New TECHNOLOGY

Is a Permanent Magnet motor Feasible? Yes, there are billions of them in use all over the world

Is it possible to make a “motor” that uses permanent magnets only? NO. A MOTOR, as the dictionary describes, “is a machine that converts electrical energy to mechanical energy.” In another words, the electrical energy is a “battery” and the mechanical energy is the “rotation.”  

PATENT PENDING

WHAT’S NEXT

THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL NEED MILLIONS OF TONS OF RARE EARTHS FOR THE MAGNETS. WHERE WILL THEY COME FROM. 

LYNAS REM

Lynas is the only producer of scale of separated Rare Earths outside of China and the second largest in the world. Our Rare Earths deposit in Mt Weld, Western Australia, is acknowledged as one of the highest grade Rare Earths mine in the world and we operate the world’s largest single Rare Earths processing plant in Malaysia.

Lynas rare earth oxides are mined and initially processed at our Mt Weld Concentration Plant.

The materials are then shipped to our 100-hectare advanced materials plant in Gebeng, Malaysia, where the concentrate is separated and processed to produce high quality Rare Earth materials.

As part of our Lynas 2025 growth strategy, we are expanding our industrial footprint with a planned Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Read more here.

We know that environmental provenance and sustainability matter to our customers and end users and Lynas Rare Earth products are responsibly produced and traceable to our mine in Mt Weld, Western Australia.

Lynas Rare Earths are used in many high tech and future facing industries, including electronics, wind turbines, catalytic converters, and electric and hybrid motor vehicles.

Lynas sits apart from other rare earth manufacturers by offering our customers products with assured provenance from mine to finished product.

Our high quality products include

  • Neodymium and Praseodymium (NdPr) used in magnets
  • Lanthanum (La)
  • Cerium (Ce) and
  • Mixed Heavy Rare Earths (SEG).


Rare Earth Oxides (REOs) are a much sought after resource, particularly within the high technology and low carbon industries. For example, REOs have played an important role in helping reduce energy consumption in many of today’s electronic audio visual, photographic, and music devices.










How do rare earths impact us?

Rare earths are the backbone to many of the devices we use on a daily basis, as well as the technologies that are already contributing to the health of our planet.

ENHANCE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions is a concern for us all. Rare earths already play a vital role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Many scientists believe that global warming is caused by a human-driven increase in greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. With our society becoming more aware of the part we have to play in addressing global warming, governments of today are now legislating higher environmental and lower emission standards in both domestic and industrial settings.

Rare earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction through their unique application in automotive catalytic converters, hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs.

ENABLE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

The digital era continues to gather pace; broadband access, digital television, digital cameras, and digital music are around us at home and on the move – rare earths are enablers of this technology and its miniaturisation.

New materials and novel applications enable companies to produce more efficient, higher performance materials, which meet the demand for faster, smaller and lighter products.

IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Increased population and economic growth leads to greater demand of the world’s energy, which means increased use of our limited fossil fuel reserves. Rare earths are already playing a vital role in conservation of these reserves, and are likely to play an even larger role in taking us forward to the hydrogen economy.

The world’s fossil fuels are limited, however with the billions of dollars invested in the global oil and gas infrastructure, it is important we use these reserves efficiently.

Rare earths are supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives through their unique physical and chemical properties, which allow them to protect the environment (by lowering energy consumption), and improve lifestyles (through energy efficient alternatives that save money without sacrificing comfort and reliability).

EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS THAT USE RARE EARTHS:

  1. Wind turbines. NdFeB magnet enables direct drive wind turbines technology providing better electrical yield, reduced maintenance and improved reliability (no gear box).
  2. Automotive catalyst. Cerium-based new technology enables Lean NOx Trap – a very compact catalytic system that allows diesel compact cars to match with NOx emission regulation
  3. Hybrid, plug hybrid and electrical vehicles. A fast growing segment which contributes to controlling pollution at its point of emission
  4. Vehicles in general. NdFeB magnet enables substantial weight reduction contributing to overall energy savings and reduction of CO2 emission​