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Ford, Rio Tinto sign MOU for battery and low carbon materials supply to support net-zero future

:: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Ford, Rio Tinto sign MOU for battery and low carbon materials supply to support net-zero future
Ford Motor Company and Rio Tinto have signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles.

Nano One and Rio Tinto Announce Strategic Partnership

:: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Nano One and Rio Tinto Announce Strategic Partnership
Nano One Materials Corp., a clean technology innovator in battery materials, and Rio Tinto have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership providing iron and lithium products, collaboration, and a $10M (USD) investment into Nano One. 

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.
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