Using Less and Doing More with Rare Earth Minerals:Rhenium is a rare and semi-precious metal that is used as an alloying element in the aerospace industry, allowing jet engines to reach higher temperatures required in flight. But it’s also incredibly rare, mined primarily in the U.S., Chile and Kazakhstan, and its extraction leads to environmental consequences associated with mining and material disposal. GE’s program to reduce its reliance on rhenium combines new component design, developing advanced manufacturing techniques and boosting recycling and reuse of unserviceable engine parts. The result will be lower costs and better outcomes
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