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Brazil Rare Earth Mineral Processing Ammonium Sulfate Opportunities

Mining companies in Brazil are seeking U.S. supply of over 110,000 tons a year of ammonium sulfate for processing Rare Earths.

Brazil has an immediate need for U.S. supply of ammonium sulfate, to be used in the processing of Rare Earths needed for permanent magnets used in wind turbines and electrical vehicles.

Brazil has the third largest Rare Earths reserves in the world, with 21 million tons, mostly located in the Amazon rainforest region, Minas Gerais and Goiás state. The country has been exploring its rare earth resources, and there are ongoing efforts to develop these reserves into commercially viable operations.

Mining companies in Brazil are seeking as much as 110,000 metric tons of ammonium sulfate per year from U.S. suppliers for Rare Earths mining, replacing salt, as it is a more environmentally friendly alternative. There are no suppliers of ammonium sulfate in Brazil. As a result, shipping ammonium sulfate from countries like the United States has become a viable alternative for mines.

Required port of entry in Brazil is Santos.

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