Global rare earth supply, life cycle assessment, and wind energy

Weng, Z and Mudd, G 2017, 'Global rare earth supply, life cycle assessment, and wind energy' in Trevor M. Letcher (ed.) Wind Energy Engineering, Elsevier, United Kingdom, pp. 517-534.


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Title Global rare earth supply, life cycle assessment, and wind energy
Author(s) Weng, Z
Mudd, G
Year 2017
Title of book Wind Energy Engineering
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication United Kingdom
Editor(s) Trevor M. Letcher
Start page 517
End page 534
Subjects Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Summary Wind energy has become one of the most significant sectors in global renewable energy market. This chapter analyses the global rare earth elements (REE) demands and associated environmental implications driven from the rapid growing global wind energy demands. The NdFeB permanent magnet demand from wind turbines is a valuable case study to underpin and evaluate the environmental benefits of REE consumption and wind energy growth, as both of them are key areas of expected global clean energy supply and critical metal demands.
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Keyword(s) Rare Earth Elements
Permanent Magnet
Wind Energy
ISBN 9780128094518
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