Pensana Plc, based in London, UK, has appointed Rocky Smith as Chief Operating Officer and Roy Gordon as Metallurgical Manager, as the company works to establish a fully sustainable mine to magnet metal supply chain from the rare earth oxide separation facility proposed at the Saltend Chemicals Park in the Humber, Yorkshire, UK.
Smith is an experienced chemical engineer with over three decades of experience in rare earths. He was Managing Director of Molycorp’s Mountain Pass rare earths project, which is now owned by MP Materials, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Pensana plc (LON:PRE) explores and mines neodymium, praseodymium, and rare earth minerals. The company is looking to establish the world’s first fully sustainable magnet metal rare earth oxide producer at the Saltend Chemicals Park in the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Yorkshire, UK.