U.S. Rare Earths Adds REE Separation Expert to Advisory Board Dr. Sam Sinha Recognized as International Authority Will Focus on 'Green' Separation Processes
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The interim CEO of U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. (UREE; the "Company;" www.USRareEarths.com) announced today the addition of Dr. Sam Sinha, a leading geochemist and rare earths separation expert, to the Company's Advisory Board.
"We are delighted to bring a scientist of Dr. Sinha's stature onto our Advisory Board," said Kevin Cassidy, interim CEO of U.S. Rare Earths. "The separation process is an integral part of the Rare Earths supply chain, and Sam's expertise will help us shape our development efforts."
"Sam's work in separation science and processes is recognized worldwide," said UREE Advisory Board Chairman James Hedrick. "We are especially interested in his work to advance 'green' separation techniques, which look to be more efficient than the industry standard – and substantially more biodegradable." Dr. Sinha's research and technology breakthroughs in the use of organic solvents could have a major impact on rare earths processing, in terms of efficiency, costs and sustainability.
Dr. Sam P. Sinha has a Master degree in Chemistry from Bucknell University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Leeds, England.
Working with various aspects of the rare earths chemistry and technology for the last five decades, Dr. Sinha has written two books and some 90 original research papers. He directed a NATO Advanced Studies Institute on the "Systematics and the Properties of the Lanthanides" and has lectured in many national and international meetings.
U.S. Rare Earths' properties in Idaho and Montana, including Lemhi Pass, have been recognized in the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Strategy publications to have significant showings of Heavy Rare Earth Elements, in particular for the five Rare Earths identified by DOE as being at "Critical Risk": Dysprosium, Europium, Neodymium, Terbium and Yttrium.
About U.S. Rare Earths, Inc.:
U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. ("USRE", "U.S. Rare Earths" or the "Company") is a mineral exploration, mining and claims acquisition company. Formerly Colorado Rare Earths, Inc., the Company holds over 12,000 acres of mining claims for rare-earth elements in Colorado, Idaho and Montana. In Colorado, these claims include the Powderhorn Property in Gunnison County, and Wet Mountain Property in Fremont and Custer Counties. Additional claims include the Lemhi Pass Property in Lemhi County, Idaho and Beaverhead County, Montana; Diamond Creek and North Fork Properties in Lemhi County, Idaho and the Sheep Creek Property in Ravalli County, Montana.
Rare earth elements are critical to many existing and emerging 21st century applications including clean-energy technologies such as hybrid cars and electric vehicles; high-technology applications including cell phones and digital music players; hard disk drives used in computers; microphones; fiber optics; lasers; and in addition, critical defense applications such as global positioning systems, radar and sonar; and advanced water treatment applications, including those for industrial, military, homeland security, domestic and foreign aid use. For more information visit www.usrareearths.com.
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