Alkane Resource: Niobium
Niobium is a metal with superconductive properties that is used mostly in alloys and superalloys. It is usually sold as niobium pentoxide or ferroniobium; niobium metal is produced in small quantities. Niobium is used widely as an alloying element for turbines and other engineering steels, magnets, glass and capacitors for electric motors and mobile electronics.
The Dubbo Project is expected to produce around 3,000tpa of commercial grade ferroniobium (FeNb), with a niobium concentration of 65%. The Company continues to work on a sales and marketing strategy with joint-venture partner, Treibacher Industry AG.
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