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Midland Options to Rio Tinto an Interest in Several Highly Prospective Lithium Properties

:: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Midland Options to Rio Tinto an Interest in Several Highly Prospective Lithium Properties
Midland Exploration Inc. is pleased to announce the execution of a new option agreement with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. for several projects in the James Bay region showing strong lithium potential. The agreement encompasses 10 properties totalling 2,009 claims and covering a surface area of more than 1,000 square kilometres. These properties include: Mythril-Corvette, Mythril-East, Mythril-Chisaayuu, Galinee, Moria, Shire, Komo, Warp, Sulu, and Picard.

Rincon team attends Arminera

:: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Rincon team attends Arminera
Rio Tinto was present for the first time at Arminera in Argentina.

Rincon coordinates medical training for local health professionals

:: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Rincon coordinates medical training for local health professionals
About 60 health professionals and community members near Rincon participated in the Pre-Hospital Emergency Management Update.

7 things the world will need for a low-carbon future

:: Thursday, April 6, 2023
7 things the world will need for a low-carbon future

Wind, sun and water—what else do you need to make renewable energy work?

Optibor BQ: Empowering better batteries

:: Monday, March 13, 2023
Optibor BQ: Empowering better batteries
For the battery industry, Rio Tinto is a multi-materials provider. Optibor BQ, a new battery-quality boric acid product, is designed to meet the industry’s special purity and particle size needs. Discover how it can improve your batteries’ safety and performance.

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.

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