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  • The Kingston, Ontario, RapidSX™ Demonstration Plant (“Demo Plant”) commissioning course of is underway, as soon as commissioned the plant is designed to reveal:

    • the techno-economic benefits of the RapidSX™ expertise platform

    • processing tens of tonnes of heavy and lightweight blended uncommon earth component concentrates

    • working 1000’s of semi-continuous run-time hours

    • producing high-purity NdPr, praseodymium, neodymium, terbium, and dysprosium uncommon earth partsfor early OEM product qualification trials

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jan 26, 2023 (Newsfile Corp by way of COMTEX) —
Halifax, Nova Scotia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 26, 2023) – Ucore Uncommon Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU) (OTCQX: UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Firm”) is happy to supply an replace on the commissioning course of for its RapidSX™ Demonstration Plant (“Demo Plant“) for the separation of heavy and lightweight uncommon earth parts (“REEs“). The Demo Plant is positioned inside Ucore’s 5,000 sq. foot RapidSX™ Commercialization and Demonstration Facility (“CDF“) in Kingston, Ontario, and is run by its laboratory associate, Kingston Course of Metallurgy Inc.(“KPM“).

Determine 1 – Shut-up Partial Views of Ucore’s RapidSX™ REE Separation Demo Plant in Kingston, Ontario

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Commissioning of the Demo Plant is underway. As soon as commissioned, the Demo Plant is designed to reveal the techno-economic benefits, scale-up, and industrial sturdiness of the RapidSX™ expertise platform by processing tens of tonnes of North American-friendly sources of blended uncommon earth chemical concentrates in a simulated manufacturing surroundings. The deliberate output merchandise are high-purity NdPr, praseodymium, neodymium, terbium, and dysprosium REEs, to be integrated into the early phases of authentic tools producers’ (“OEM“) qualification trials.

Concurrently, Ucore, its engineering associate, Mech-Chem Associates, Inc. (“Mech-Chem“), and KPM are creating the full-scale engineering for the Firm’s first Strategic Metals Complicated (“SMC“). The SMC is a deliberate REE separation and uncommon earth oxide manufacturing plant slated to begin building within the US State of Louisiana this yr. It’s scheduled to initially course of 2,000 tonnes of complete uncommon earth oxides (“TREO“) by the top of 2024, rising to five,000 tonnes in 2026.

“We’re extraordinarily happy with the work on the CDF in live performance with our companions, KPM, Mech-Chem, and a number of different supporting contractors and distributors. As we work towards near-term industrial deployment of the RapidSX™ uncommon earth component separation expertise in North America,” said Mike Schrider, P.E., Ucore’s VP and COO. “Implementing the Demo Plant commissioning course of is a big milestone for the crew, and that is scheduled to be adopted by a collection of heavy and lightweight uncommon earth component course of demonstrations separating tens of tonnes of blended uncommon earth concentrates over 1000’s of hours of facility run-time.”

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About Ucore Uncommon Metals Inc.

Ucore is targeted on rare- and critical-metal assets, extraction, beneficiation, and separation applied sciences with the potential for manufacturing, progress, and scalability. Ucore has an efficient 100% possession stake within the Bokan-Dotson Ridge Uncommon Earth Aspect Venture in Southeast Alaska, USA. Ucore’s imaginative and prescient and plan is to turn into a number one superior expertise firm, offering best-in-class metallic separation services to the mining and mineral extraction business.

By strategic partnerships, this plan consists of disrupting the Folks’s Republic of China’s management of the North American REE provide chain by means of the near-term growth of a heavy and lightweight rare-earth processing facility within the US State of Louisiana, subsequent SMCs in Alaska and Canada and the longer-term growth of Ucore’s heavy-rare-earth-element mineral-resource property at Bokan Mountain on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Ucore is listed on the TSXV underneath the buying and selling image “UCU” and in america on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX® Greatest Market underneath the ticker image “UURAF.”

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About RapidSX™ Expertise

Innovation Metals Corp. (“IMC“) developed the RapidSX™ separation expertise platform with early-stage help from america Division of Protection (“US DoD“), later ensuing within the manufacturing of commercial-grade, separated rare-earth parts on the pilot scale. RapidSX™ combines the time-proven chemistry of typical solvent extraction (“SX“) with a brand new column-based platform, which considerably reduces time to completion and plant footprint, in addition to probably decreasing capital and working prices. SX is the worldwide rare-earth component (“REE“) business’s commonplace industrial separation expertise and is presently utilized by 100% of all REE producers worldwide for bulk industrial separation of each heavy and lightweight REEs. Using comparable chemistry to standard SX, RapidSX™ shouldn’t be a “new” expertise however represents a big enchancment on the well-established, well-understood, confirmed typical SX separation expertise most well-liked by REE producers.

Ahead-Trying Statements

This press launch consists of sure statements that could be deemed “forward-looking statements.” All statements on this launch (aside from statements of historic details) that handle future enterprise growth, technological growth and/or acquisition actions (together with any associated required financings), timelines, occasions, or developments that the Firm is pursuing are forward-looking statements. Though the Firm believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based mostly on cheap assumptions, such statements should not ensures of future efficiency or outcomes, and precise outcomes or developments might differ materially from these in forward-looking statements.

Concerning the disclosure within the press launch above, together with within the “About Ucore Uncommon Metals Inc.” part, the Firm has assumed that will probably be capable of procure or retain extra companions and/or suppliers, along with Innovation Metals Corp. (“IMC”), as suppliers for Ucore’s anticipated future Strategic Metals Complexes (“SMCs”). Ucore has additionally assumed that ample exterior funding will probably be discovered to finish the Demo Plant commissioning and demonstration schedule and likewise later put together a brand new Nationwide Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) technical report that demonstrates that the Bokan Mountain Uncommon Earth Aspect venture (“Bokan”) is possible and economically viable for the manufacturing of each REE and co-product metals and the then prevailing market costs based mostly upon assumed buyer offtake agreements. Ucore has additionally assumed that ample exterior funding will probably be secured to proceed the event of the particular engineering plans for the SMCs and their building. Components that would trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these in forward-looking statements embody, with out limitation: IMC failing to guard its mental property rights in RapidSX™; RapidSX™ failing to reveal industrial viability in giant commercial-scale functions; Ucore not having the ability to procure extra key companions or suppliers for the SMCs; Ucore not having the ability to increase ample funds to fund the particular design and building of the SMCs and/or the continued growth of RapidSX™; antagonistic capital-market circumstances; sudden due-diligence findings; the emergence of other superior metallurgy and metal-separation applied sciences; the lack of Ucore and/or IMC to retain its key employees members; a change within the laws in Louisiana or Alaska and/or within the assist expressed by the Alaska Industrial Growth and Export Authority (“AIDEA”) concerning the event of Bokan; the supply and procurement of any required interim and/or long-term financing that could be required; and common financial, market or enterprise circumstances.

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Mark MacDonald
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ucore Uncommon Metals Inc.
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