Hastings Rare Metals to Present in Toronto at the 2nd Annual Technology Metals Summit on Monday, April 22nd

Leading Strategic Material Industry Experts to Gather in Toronto April 21-22, 2013 for #TMS2013: Renewable Energy - the next industrial revolution

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2013) - Hastings Rare Metals Limited (ASX: HAS) is pleased to announce their participation at the 2nd Annual Technology Metals Summit (#TMS2013): Renewable Energy - the next industrial revolution (TechnologyMetals.com) on April 21-22, 2013 (Sunday-Monday) at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

#TMS2013 will feature debates on compelling industry topics that range from the latest in rare earth separation processes and purification chemistry to environmental and renewable energy applications and policies.

Hastings Rare Metals Limited is one of the companies engaged in rare earths that will be featured over the course of the 2-day event. Steve MACKOWSKI, Technical Director of Hastings will be presenting on "Heavy Rare Earths – A Strategic Opportunity" at 2pm on Monday 22 April 2013. Steve MACKOWSKI comments: "#TMS 2013 is an excellent opportunity to network with the world's leaders in rare earths technology, new project development and strategic partner introductions. I am looking forward to discussions on the supply shortfall of dysprosium through 2016 and onwards and its impact on the financing of new projects. This is an excellent opportunity as #TMS2013 brings today's most relevant producers and consumers of rare earth materials together under one roof -- we can think of no better venue than this to present our story and highlights while also gaining valuable market intelligence."

Delegates from over 100 companies in North America, Europe and Asia will include industry leaders, accredited investors and senior government officials to discuss and debate the complex challenges facing this sector. Indeed, the list of speakers, participants and guests, reads like a "who's who" in the rare earths and critical minerals industry.

Tracy Weslosky Publisher of ProEdgeWire and Founder of #TMS2013 commented: "#TMS2013 is envisioned as an opportunity for contemplation, analysis and strategy in one of the most powerful think tanks of the year for the rare earth and critical mineral industry sector. With increasing demand on the horizon for innovative technologies for renewable energy: #TMS2013 will feature leading experts that will examine the strategic material X-factor in renewable energy – the next industrial revolution."

About Hastings Rare Metals

  • Hastings Rare Metals is a leading Australian rare earths company, with two rare earths projects in Western Australia.

  • The Hastings deposit contains JORC Indicated and Inferred Resources totaling 36.2 million tonnes at 0.21% TREO, including 0.18% HREO, plus 0.89% ZrO2 and 0.35% Nb2O5.

  • Rare earths are critical to a wide variety of current and new technologies, including smart phones, hybrid cars, wind turbines and energy efficient light bulbs.

  • The Hastings deposit contains predominantly heavy rare earths (HREO) (85%), such as dysprosium and yttrium which are substantially more valuable than the more common light rare earths (LREO).

  • The company aims to capitalise on the strong demand for heavy rare earths created by expanding new technologies. It has recently validated the extensive historical work and completed a Scoping Studies to confirm the economics of the Project.

About #TMS2013:

The #TMS2013: Renewable Energy - the next industrial revolution will be held on April 21-22, 2013 (Sunday-Monday) at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The best attended event in North America for the rare earths and strategic minerals sector with over 100+ companies from 12 countries participating in 2012, please go to the #TMS2013 website to learn more at www.TechnologyMetals.com or www.TMS2013.com.

For more information, contact:
Sue Glover, Event Coordinator, Technology Metals Summit 2013
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