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Britain's battery minerals problem

On a warm overcast day last July, the then UK business minister Kwasi Kwarteng attended a ceremony to herald the construction of Pensana plc’s new rare earths processing plant in northern England.

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The event was viewed as a pivotal moment in Britain's fight to cut its dependence on China for critical minerals used in electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels and fighter jets.