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INTERVIEW: Rainbow Rare Earths 2019 a year of ramping up

Rainbow Rare Earths plc (LON:RBW) CEO Martin Eales talks to DirectorsTalk about its interim results. Martin explains the key points investors should take away, the plan for 2019, expands on the customer demand and shares his thoughts on the outlook for Rare Earth prices.

Rainbow Rare Earths focus is the Gakara Project in Burundi, one of the highest-grade (47%-67% Total Rare Earth Oxide) rare earths projects globally and the only African producer.

The Company began production of rare earth concentrates in Q4 2017 and has a ten-year distribution and offtake agreement with multinational thyssenkrupp Materials Trading secured for the sale of at least 5,000tpa of concentrate produced.

The Gakara basket is weighted heavily towards the magnet rare earths, including neodymium and praseodymium, which are driving demand and account for 70% of annual global REE sales due to their use in vital components in motors, generators, wind turbines, and electric vehicles.