Rio Tinto opens scandium plant in Canada

Rio Tinto opens scandium plant in Canada

Materials will be commercialised under the business brand name Element North 21

Chemicals / Reagents

18 JUNE 2021
Rio looks to hydrogen to replace gas in aluminium

Rio looks to hydrogen to replace gas in aluminium

Refinery previously used conventional gas-powered combustion

Plant

16 JUNE 2021
Reclamation research blossoms at Bingham Canyon

Reclamation research blossoms at Bingham Canyon

The team aims to engineer seed coatings that will improve seeding success on waste rock piles

Rio signs lithium deal with 'intelligent battery' firm

Rio signs lithium deal with 'intelligent battery' firm

Rio Tinto's Jadar project has an estimated production capacity of 55,000 tonnes per year.

Plant

25 MAY 2021
Rio orders Epiroc's autonomous drills for the Pilbara

Rio orders Epiroc's autonomous drills for the Pilbara

Rio Tinto has ordered "several" Pit Viper 271 and SmartROC D65 blast-hole drill rigs

Fleet

27 APRIL 2021
Oyu Tolgoi halts shipments over COVID-19

Oyu Tolgoi halts shipments over COVID-19

Miner had to declare force majeure on concentrate contracts

Rio Tinto's solar plans gather steam

Rio Tinto's solar plans gather steam

Miner plans to use high-temperature solar technology developed by US renewables startup Heliogen.

Power / Remote power

25 MARCH 2021
Can Juukan learnings provide a Resolution resolution?

Can Juukan learnings provide a Resolution resolution?

Rio Tinto Australia has set up an Australian steering committee.

Development

23 MARCH 2021
Rio Tinto shortens Pilbara supply route

Rio Tinto shortens Pilbara supply route

Shipping service will be cheaper, cleaner and faster for its needs, miner says

Transport

19 FEBRUARY 2021
Rio Tinto agrees power deal for Iceland smelter

Rio Tinto agrees power deal for Iceland smelter

Contract still specifies the sale of 390 MegaWatts or 3.416 GWh per year and expires in 2036

Plant

16 FEBRUARY 2021
Rio Tinto launches sustainable aluminium label

Rio Tinto launches sustainable aluminium label

Companies that use this aluminium can use labels to highlight their carbon-free commitment.

Supply chain management

05 FEBRUARY 2021
Rio Tinto signs Palantir for data platform deal

Rio Tinto signs Palantir for data platform deal

Deal builds on a number of successful data integration projects explored in 2020.

Operational Excellence

28 JANUARY 2021