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Rusal Pushes Back Against Rio Tinto’s Takeover Of Queensland Alumina

Rusal Pushes Back Against Rio Tinto’s Takeover Of Queensland Alumina

Russian aluminium firm UC Rusal fired back at its partner at Queensland Alumina Ltd., Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group after the latter stepped in and took control of Rusal’s 20-percent share of the operation earlier this month. Citing sanctions against Russia...


Rio Tinto To Collaborate With Canada Tech Firm Geomega On US$4 MM Bauxite Residue Project

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced this week a US$1.2 million investment in Quebec mining technology firm Geomega Resources Inc.’s US$4 million project aimed at sustainable valorization of bauxite residue. The project will be conducted by Geomega’s wholly-owned subsidiary Innord Inc. The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation will provide US$300,000 towards the project, […]

Rio Tinto Brings New US$8.4 MM Aluminium Remelt Furnace Online In Quebec

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group commissioned a new 22 thousand metric tons per annum remelt furnace at its Laterrière Plant in Quebec this week, boosting the plant’s recycling capacity. The two-year, US$8.4-million project is intended to increase rolled aluminium products for North American automotive and packaging clients who are looking for low-carbon and sustainable […]

Australia Government Enacts Immediate Ban On Bauxite And Alumina To Russia

Last week the Australian government announced that it has banned with immediate effect the import of bauxite and alumina from Russian suppliers, citing the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s military forces. In a statement released by several of Australia’s government ministries, Canberra noted that the move would greatly inhibit Russia’s ability to produce its […]

Rio Tinto To Sever Ties To Russian Businesses Due To Ukraine Invasion

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said this week it will sever all ties to businesses from the Russian Federation in light of that country’s invasion of Ukraine last month, joining a wide array of major firms that have announced their exodus from the country. Rio Tinto does not currently have any operations in either […]

Rio Tinto To Begin Removal Of Spent Pot Lining At Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter’s majority stakeholder Rio Tinto Group says it will soon begin removing the hazardous spent pot lining from the site as part of its initiative to clean the site that has been used for aluminium production for half a century. The smelter has recently come under pressure to remove the hazardous substance […]