Rio Tinto Group

NZAS Turned Down NZ$35 Million In Clean-Up Assistance From National Government

NZAS Turned Down NZ$35 Million In Clean-Up Assistance From National Government

The Tiwai aluminium smelter in New Zealand recently affirmed its commitment to clean up hazardous waste at the plant, but documents brought to light this week reveal that the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter turned down an offer of several million dollars from...


Rio Tinto To Close Dutch Anode Plant Aluchemie

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced last week its decision to cease operations at Aluchemie, its stand-alone anode production plant in the Netherlands. Rio Tinto said in a press release that the plant is a victim of a strategic review it conducted of the plant, citing a weak competitive position and difficult market […]

Rio Tinto Introduces START Sustainable Aluminium Labeling Program

Anglo-Australian metal mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced this week the launch of the START initiative, which it characterizes as a “nutrition label for responsible aluminium.” Rio Tinto says START will aid customers in understanding the origins of their aluminium products, which is of increasing desirability in the manufacturing industry of late. The firm hopes […]

Michelob Ultra To Be Packaged In Rio Tinto’s Low-Carbon Aluminium

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Rio Tinto Group announced last week that Michelob Ultra will soon be distributed in a new low-carbon aluminium similar to that used in Apple MacBooks. The two firms said the new cans would be produced using a process that does not produce greenhouse gases, instead giving off oxygen in the smelting […]

Rio Tinto To Add US$8.4 Million Remelt Furnace For Reycled Aluminium In Quebec Plant

Anglo-Australian metals titan Rio Tinto Group announced a plan to increase the capacity of the recycling operations at Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, in order to offer more low-carbon and recycled aluminium to rolled aluminium buyers in North America. The US$8.4 million project will consist largely of the installation of a new remelt furnace in the Laterrière Plant’s […]

Safety And Efficiency Upgrades Underway At Rio Tinto’s Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery

Anglo-Australian metals miner Rio Tinto Group said last week that it is planning a US$51-million upgrade to its Vaudreuil alumina refinery’s safety and efficiency. Per the firm, a trio of new buildings are currently under construction that will serve alongside the existing buildings as an area where the plant is centrally controlled. About 400 of […]