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The Global Lithium Podcast

:: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The Global Lithium Podcast
Marnie Finlayson, managing director of battery materials and Grant Donald, general manager of strategic marketing for energy and minerals, sit down with Joe Lowry from The Global Lithium Podcast to discuss Rio Tinto's lithium projects. 

Rio Tinto completes acquisition of Rincon lithium project

:: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Rio Tinto completes acquisition of Rincon lithium project
Rio Tinto has completed the acquisition of the Rincon lithium project in Argentina for $825 million, following approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

Boron might still look like a 19th-century mining town, but its potential as an energy producer is distinctly 21st century

:: Monday, March 28, 2022
Boron might still look like a 19th-century mining town, but its potential as an energy producer is distinctly 21st century
The Kern County NBC affiliate, KGET, runs a story on U.S. Borax's 150th birthday and how Rio Tinto discovered a quantity of lithium—a mineral essential in the manufacture of batteries—in its waste stream. 

Rio Tinto to acquire Rincon Mining lithium project

:: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Rio Tinto to acquire Rincon Mining lithium project
Rio Tinto has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Rincon lithium project in Argentina from Rincon Mining.

Rio Tinto invests in InoBat

:: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Rio Tinto invests in InoBat
Rio Tinto is supporting the development of a battery ecosystem in Europe with an investment in Inobat Auto (‘InoBat’), a European-based battery technology and manufacturing company.

Lithium: A Sustainable Source in the Desert

:: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Lithium: A Sustainable Source in the Desert
A breakthrough method for extracting lithium from waste rock at our Boron, California mine presents exciting opportunities for producing battery-grade lithium to power sustainability initiatives.

Mining exploration: What does the future hold?

:: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Mining exploration: What does the future hold?
An excerpt from an article by Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive Rio Tinto Minerals

Rio Tinto minerals boss ready to flick green energy lithium switch

:: Monday, September 13, 2021
Rio Tinto minerals boss ready to flick green energy lithium switch
This year, Sinead Kaufman assumed responsibility for Rio Tinto’s mineral group, including lithium. An article from WAToday.

Rio Tinto commits funding for Jadar lithium project

:: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Rio Tinto commits funding for Jadar lithium project
Rio Tinto has committed $2.4 billion to the Jadar lithium-borates project in Serbia, one of the world’s largest greenfield lithium projects.

Rio Tinto partners with InoBat to explore innovative lithium battery initiative

:: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Rio Tinto partners with InoBat to explore innovative lithium battery initiative
Rio Tinto and InoBat, a European battery technology and manufacturing company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to accelerate the establishment of battery manufacturing and recycling value chain.
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