Project will use a patented process for extracting and demagnetising neodymium iron boron powders.
Grant is in line with US commitment to establish domestic supply of critical minerals.
New centre is to help establish a circular economy for technology metals in the UK.
Two of US' top mining institutions will research in support of producers, consumers.
Monazite is a widely available by-product from mineral sand mining operations.
Collaboration will include Search's Labrador project and the Round Top REE project in Texas.
New kiln dryer was delivered to Mt Weld mine site.
Company takes step forward in its goal at Utah pilot mill.
Agreement follows millions in funding for Saskatoon facility.
The feedstock will undergo RapidSX seperation to produce a purified REE concentrate.
US agency earmarks US$1.95M for advancement of technologies.
Critical mineral project developers welcomed the move as addressing US vulnerabilities.