Advancing critical materials for tomorrow's technologies
Our world-class Dubbo Project is an alternative, sustainable and reliable source of premium-quality zirconium, rare earths, niobium and hafnium as oxides and metals. These critical materials that are essential to advanced technologies and only available in limited quantities are mainly supplied from China.
The Dubbo Project represents a significant long term source and an independent alternative supplier of critical minerals from a stable, innovative and reliable country.
ASM is integrating energy efficiency, emissions reduction, waste minimisation and biodiversity enhancement into the construction and operation of the Dubbo Project. We are heavily invested in nature conservation, land management, sustainable farming and community development.
ASM has developed new technologies and processes to create a suite of high-purity speciality metals, including niobium, zirconium and hafnium. Hafnium is otherwise almost entirely produced as a by-product of zirconium manufacture.
We will also supply oxides and metals of rare earth elements (praseodymium, neodymium, terbium, and dysprosium) to meet accelerating demand for permanent magnets and other high-tech applications. From mid-2020, ASM will commence the production a range of value-added products to customer specifications from the metalisation pilot plant in Korea.More about our metals technology View products
ASM will produce a suite of rare earths and rare metals (zirconium, hafnium and niobium) in the form of chemicals, powders and metals. We'll have a range of standard and customised specifications, with a focus on high-purity and value-added materials - such as low-hafnium zirconium products.
A large suite of rare earth oxides will be produced by Australian Strategic Material's Dubbo Project. These include several specifications of the high-demand magnet rare earths, praseodymium ad neodymium. The Dubbo Project represent one of the most significant sources of rare earth elements outside China.Learn More
The Dubbo Project
This project draws on a large, in-ground, polymetallic resource of zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, yttrium and rare earth elements, located near Dubbo in central-western New South Wales, Australia and wholly owned by ASM.
With all major approvals and licences in place, an established process flow sheet and a solid business case, the project is ready for construction, subject to financing. In a global market where diversification of supply is increasingly important, the Dubbo Project offers an alternative, sustainable and reliable source of critical materials.Read about critical materials View project status