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Rio Tinto trials renewable diesel at U.S. operations

:: Friday, January 13, 2023
Rio Tinto trials renewable diesel at U.S. operations
Rio Tinto has successfully completed a renewable diesel trial at its U.S. Borax mine in Boron, California, and is now conducting a second trial at the Kennecott copper operations in Salt Lake City, Utah, to determine the suitability of renewable diesel for open pit haulage.

Europe’s race to decarbonize requires a secure and sustainable supply of critical minerals

:: Friday, December 16, 2022
Europe’s race to decarbonize requires a secure and sustainable supply of critical minerals
Europe is at a crossroads. Hear from Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive, Minerals at Rio Tinto about what can be done.

New literature review highlights benefits of boron in lithium batteries

:: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
New literature review highlights benefits of boron in lithium batteries
Learn more about a recently published peer-reviewed paper from a Rio Tinto researcher on the benefits of using boron compounds in lithium batteries.

Delivering the Rincon lithium project

:: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Delivering the Rincon lithium project
At approximately 3,600 metres above sea level on a remote “salar” (salt flat) in the Andes mountains, early work has commenced at the Rincon project. Located in Argentina’s Salta province, within the “lithium triangle” that covers some of the world’s prime resources, Rincon will become Rio Tinto’s first lithium operation.

Rio Tinto starts demonstration plant for lithium concentration in Quebec

:: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Rio Tinto starts demonstration plant for lithium concentration in Quebec
Rio Tinto has started producing spodumene concentrate, a mineral used in the production of lithium for batteries, at a demonstration plant in its Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium (RTIT) Quebec Operations in our metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Canada.

Charging up the battery market

:: Monday, September 19, 2022
Charging up the battery market

As electric vehicles (EVs), renewable power sources and home energy storage become more affordable and widely adopted, the world will need more of the minerals and metals that make these technologies work. To help us meet this growing need, in 2021 we launched a new Battery Materials business, which will see us add essential minerals like lithium, nickel, and tellurium to our product portfolio.

Rio Tinto and Volvo Group partner for low-carbon materials supply

:: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Rio Tinto and Volvo Group partner for low-carbon materials supply
Rio Tinto and Volvo Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a strategic partnership where Rio will supply responsibly sourced low-carbon products and solutions to Volvo Group and the companies will work towards decarbonising Rio Tinto’s operations through piloting Volvo Group’s sustainable autonomous hauling solutions.

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. 
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