Alf Barrios

Rio Tinto Says Landsvirkjun’s Anti-Competitive Actions May Lead To Iceland Aluminium Smelter’s Closure

Rio Tinto Says Landsvirkjun’s Anti-Competitive Actions May Lead To Iceland Aluminium Smelter’s Closure

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group last week filed a formal complaint with the Icelandic government on claims that the firm’s power supplier to the Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd (ISAL) aluminium smelter engaged in anti-competitive behavior. The firm submitted its complaint to...

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More Ex-China Aluminium Capacity Needed To Meet Rising Demand: Rio Tinto’s Barrios

Forecasters at Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto Group see ex-China inventory receding over then next few years as demand continues to spike. Such was the message conveyed by Alf Barrios, Rio’s aluminum chief executive officer, in a recent interview with financial media. Per Barrios, ex-China producers must soon begin building aluminium-smelting capacity to keep pace […]

Rio Tinto To Supply Nespresso With Solely ASI Certified Aluminium By 2020

Swiss coffee company Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced earlier today a compact to collaborate on producing Nespresso packets made from Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Certified Aluminium. Per the agreement, Nespresso and Rio Tinto expect to produce packets from 100 percent sustainable aluminium within the next two years, offering consumers […]

Rio Tinto Awarded First-Ever Aluminium Chain Of Custody Certification From ASI

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group is the recipient of the first-ever Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification issued by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. The certification was developed by the ASI to establish a seal and a series of criteria by which aluminium consumers could be assured that the product they are buying was responsibly sourced […]

Rio Tinto Aluminium and Bauxite Operations in Australia and Canada Garner First-Ever Performance Standard Certifications

Global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the first-ever Performance Standard certification under its new certification process. According to the company, the very first certification under the ASI’s new standards went to two Rio Tinto smelters – one in the Canadian province of Québec, and the other in the Northern […]

Rio Tinto Announces C$250 MM Investment in Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday its decision to infuse C$250 million (US$199 million) into operations at Québec’s Vaudreuil alumina refinery. Per the firm’s press release, the investment will safeguard not only the plant’s ongoing production, it will also secure the future of those engaged to keep the plant running, which totals approximately […]