University of Houston alum Casey McNeil is on the newest Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30" list for energy.
McNeil launched the company REEcycle with three other UH students. It is paving the way for next-generation clean-energy technologies. REEcycle uses a proprietary process to extract rare earth elements from old electronic devices. Those rare earth elements are used to build wind turbines and electric motors, helping create a more energy efficient future.
Right now China controls 90 percent of the world’s supply of neodymium and dysprosium, causing a shortage of these elements in the United States.
McNeil and REEcycle are helping create a sustainable domestic supply to promote the creation of more efficient clean-energy technologies.