Rare Earth Elements


Innovative Transformational R&D Program

Approach: Lawful Collaboration with Stakeholders

Research Focus: Defense-Critical Supply Chains

Purpose (Guiding Policy): Building Resilient Supply Chains

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REEs Applications

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Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Elements (REE) and Nonfuel Critical Minerals (NCM) are now widely used in Aerospace, Aviation, Auto-and-Fluid Catalysts; Green & High Technology, Medical Systems, Metallurgy; Military Defense Systems, and Telecom Systems. 

REE are especially indispensable in emerging Clean Energy Technologies, such as Alloys; Catalytic Converters; Composite Materials; Electric Propulsion; Electric Vehicles; Energy-efficient Lighting; Metamorphic Manufacturing; Turbines; Water Treatment Systems etc.

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After the untimely demise of Dr. Aziz Ahmad Siddiqi Ph.D. a renowned Scientist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist former President RESOCHEM Corporation USA, Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza Director Special Projects (2005-2019) and Cofounder of MUGHALS-RESOCHEM Corp. LLC (MRC) is the lead of a well qualified, experienced and capable team. Project NOVA-5A is part of Program ASGR.

Project NOVA-5A Focus

REEs + CM: lanthanum (La)cerium (Ce)praseodymium (Pr)neodymium (Nd)promethium (Pm)samarium (Sm)europium (Eu)gadolinium (Gd)terbium (Tb)dysprosium (Dy)holmium (Ho)erbium(Er)thulium (Th)yterrbium (Yb)lutetium (Lu), and the transition elements scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y).,q:%27periodic%20tables%20%27,q.op:AND,rows:20,start:0,wt:json)

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Color-coded to indicate the way each element is formed, distills the work of astronomers over the course of the past century and it continues to be updated with new discoveries. This information is useful in a variety of scientific pursuits, such as studying how the Milky Way formed.

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REE and CMs 

Recovery of from Coal

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has launched a R&D Program named Feasibility of Recovering Rare Earth Elements. The Program consists of developing process and production technologies, environmental management, and field materials sampling and characterization, along with systems integration, optimization and efficiency improvements to produce REEs and CMs from coal and coal by-products streams, such as coal and coal refuse, clay/sandstone over/under-burden coal seam materials, power generation ash and aqueous effluents as acid mine drainage (AMD) sludge.


REE Recovery Program

DoE NETL Awards

Project - NOVA-3

Pakistan Clean Coal - Conversion of Coal-to-Liquid 

Government of Pakistan Estimate, Approximately 175 Billion Tons of Coal

MRC (USA) LLC and SELECTUM (PAK) PLC are collaborating to develop a Viable Economic Model of Two Energy Related Catalyst Projects i.e. CHP-1US-H (Combined Heat and Power Generation) and UCG-CTL PAK (Underground Coal Gasification - Coal to Liquid).

Since 2014, Dr. Aziz Siddiqi Ph.D. (Imperial College London) a renowned Scientist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist President RESOCHEM Corporation USA and President MRC LLC had focused on Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Technology and his active areas of research were “Coal-to-Liquid” (CTL) and Industrial Plants Operational Efficiency

After the untimely demise (2019 December 19th) of Dr. Aziz Ahmad Siddiqi PhD  (from March 2020), Prof. Jalaluddin Qureshi, Ph.D. President / CEO, International Water Saver Environmental Services (IWSES) USA, along with his qualified, experienced and capable team, are committed taking Project NOVA-3A to the next level.

Whereas, Mr. Mohammad A. Mirza, Director Special Projects Falcon investment Group LLC (USA), and Prof. Muhammed Sharif Bhatti PhD, President SELECTUM PLC (PAK), are structuring the Underground Coal Gasification / Coal-To-Liquids (UCG-CTL) Project in Pakistan, in accordance with the applicable Laws and Regulatory Framework of respective countries. Mr. Mohammad A. Mirza is the Principal Director of Project CM9