The superalloy materials that NioCorp intends to produce at the Elk Creek Project are critical and strategic materials to a wide range of advanced technologies, from things we use in everyday life to advanced defense platforms to environmentally beneficial applications that help keep our world cleaner.
You can learn more about these amazing superalloy materials and their revolutionary uses in our world through the information below.
NioCorp plans to produce titanium as a byproduct at the Elk Creek Facility. Learn more about this extraordinarily strong metal that is used in a wide variety of civilian and national defense applications.
NioCorp’s proposed Elk Creek Project will be the highest grade niobium project in North America, as well as one of the largest prospective producers of scandium in the world. Learn more about this highly project.
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As the U.S. looks to repair crumbling infrastructure systems, I expect to see more high-performance steels (HPS) used in structures like bridges because of the many powerful benefits they deliver. HPS steels containing a small amount of ferroniobium – which NioCorp plans to produce in southeast Nebraska at our Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project once we are funded and in operation – are among the strongest and most durable steels on the market today.
If a $2 trillion U.S. infrastructure package is enacted, it could create a major, long-term demand boom for the critical minerals needed by infrastructure and advanced transportation systems, according to NioCorp’s CEO Mark Smith.
One global macro trend is highly likely to accelerate in the aftermath of COVID-19: increased investment in domestic materials supply chains as a means of reducing the reliance of Western nations on supply chains in developing nations. Asia’s dominance in many strategic supply chains has become painfully obvious since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted.
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