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Posts Tagged: Rio Tinto

Mining giant Rio Tinto buys battery-electric locomotives

Mining giant Rio Tinto has ordered four battery-electric locomotives for use in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Wabtec will produce the four 7 MWh FLXdrive locomotives in the US, beginning in 2023, and Rio Tinto plans to conduct initial trials in the Pilbara in early 2024. The e-locos will be tested against a range… Read more »

Rio Tinto to buy lithium project in Argentina for $825 million

Mining and metals company Rio Tinto plans to purchase a lithium project in Argentina for $825 million from Rincon Mining in a transaction that’s expected to close in the first half of 2022. The Rincon lithium project is in the Salta province of Argentina, and currently hosts a pilot lithium production plant. After the purchase… Read more »

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at California plant

Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. The demonstration plant is the next step in scaling up a lithium production process developed at Boron, to recover the mineral and extract additional value out of waste piles from over 90… Read more »