Rare Earths: Western governments still don’t get it, Altona CEO says

By David Whitehouse
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2022 06:00

Samples of rare earth minerals REUTERS/David Becker

Western governments including those in the US and the UK still haven’t grasped the importance of finding non-Chinese sources of rare earths, Altona Rare Earths CEO Christian Taylor-Wilkinson tells The Africa Report.

China dominates the global supply of rare earths, a group of 17 metals needed for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind power turbines. Altona, which aims to complete a listing on the London stock exchange by the end of May, has a rare earths exploration project in Tete province in northwest Mozambique.