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Rio Tinto Develops Method For Production Of Aluminium-Strengthening Scandium From Titanium Oxide Refining Waste

Rio Tinto Develops Method For Production Of Aluminium-Strengthening Scandium From Titanium Oxide Refining Waste

Anglo-Australian mining behemoth Rio Tinto said last week it has identified a process to extract scandium from mining waste for use as a strengthening agent of aluminium. Rio Tinto’s new method extracts the rare-earth element from the process it uses to refine...

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Rio Tinto BC Works Smelter Certified By Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced the certification of BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in Kitimat, British Columbia against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody standard. As a result, the entirety of Rio Tinto’s operations in Canada are now certified to ASI’s standards. Rio Tinto says the certification is proof […]

Workers Trickle Back To Aluminerie de Bécancour As 17-Month Lockout Ends

Aluminerie de Bécancour’s (ABI) unionized workforce began making its way back into the plant on Friday, marking the end of one of Quebec’s longest lockouts. United Steelworkers members are returning to the plant thanks to a vote earlier this month to accept what Alcoa characterized as a final offer. The plant’s 900-strong union workers voted […]

Is Rio Tinto’s ISAL smelter a bargain or a smart investment?

At least three companies (including Swiss commodity trader Glencore and German Trimet Aluminium) have expressed interest in buying Rio Tinto’s aluminium assets in Iceland, Sweden and the Netherlands, priced at up to US$ 350 million, news agencies reported earlier this month. A source cited by Reuters mentioned that Liberty House is also interested in these […]