The Tomsk Polytechnic University and the scientific-manufacturing enterprise Redkiye Metally Sibiri (Rare metals of Siberia) have completed the first stage of beryllium manufacture creation.
The start of the first stage is Krasnokamensk (Zabaikalsky krai) using the technology developed in the university is scheduled for late 2018 – early 2019.
At present only two countries mine beryllium: USA (90%) and China (10%), while production is carried out in China, Kazakhstan and USA.
Russia stopped mining beryllium ores and producing concentrate in 1989. (Ukrainian metal)