New Triaxial Test Cell

At the end of August, a new triaxial test cell has been installed at the GUB premises in Lauta. With this tool, REE-rich laterite samples from Madagascar are fractured by exposing them to compressed nitrogen gas. It is anticipated that an increase in permeability and porosity of the laterites may facilitate the influx of leaching media and thus improve the mobilization and recovery of the REE.