Roskill's 9th report on Rhenium will be published within 5 weeks. If you're involved with Rhenium in any way, it will help you make the right decisions.
The NEW Roskill report on rhenium uses our comprehensive database to provide estimates of mine production of rhenium contained in molybdenum concentrates, most of which is not credited to the miner and much of which is not recovered and also secondary production. The report also assesses global rhenium resources associated with copper and molybdenum ores.
Rhenium imparts creep resistance to superalloys used at extreme temperatures in aero engines and industrial gas turbines. Because of fears concerning security of supply, rhenium prices and availability have shown periods of great volatility thereby discouraging alloy makers from relying on the metal. This report provides a perspective on the rhenium market, giving both potential and existing producers and consumers the wherewithal on which to base their decisions.
In addition to its invaluable contribution to the stability of superalloys, the safety and the efficiency of aero engines, rhenium is used in reforming catalysts in the production of high octane petroleum additives. It is also used as a promoter in catalysts in gas-to-liquid operations, which, although small currently, may assume much greater importance in the long term in the light of the rapid expansion of shale gas output in the USA and elsewhere.