Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

The entirety of Rio Tinto Group’s aluminium operations in Canada is now certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standards after the organization announced the certification’s coverage of the BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in Kitimat, British Columbia. The...


Rio Tinto Sends Maiden Ore Shipment From Amrun Six Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday the first shipment of bauxite from its Amrun project, beating the scheduled timeframe by a full six weeks. The firm marked the accomplishment at a ceremony held on the Western Cape York Peninsula where 80 thousand metric tons of bauxite harvested from the mine was loaded on […]

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 […]

Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]

Rio Tinto’s Sale Of Aluminium Resources Brought Back To Life: Sources

According to sources professing knowledge of the situation, Rio Tinto Group’s sale of its aluminium assets has recently come back to life. On Wednesday, Reuters reported comments made by a pair of anonymous sources who say that the Anglo-Australian mining titan has again taken up the sale of US$350 million in aluminium resources, including the […]

Norsk Hydro Calls Off US$345-MM Deal To Purchase ISAL From Rio Tinto

A February deal between Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro A.S.A. and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group to buy Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd. (ISAL), a 53-percent stake in Dutch anode facility Aluminium & Chemie Rotterdam B.V. (Aluchemie) and a half interest in Swedish aluminium fluoride plant Alufluor AB (Alufluor) to for US$345 million is no […]