Rio Tinto says output from $2.4bn Serbia lithium project to be delayed

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto on Tuesday pushed back its timeline by a year to 2027 for first saleable production at its $2.4 billion Serbia lithium project, saying it faces delays in key approvals and protests over environmental concerns.

Rio Tinto sees soft 2022 iron ore shipments on labour issues

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto on Tuesday forecast slightly weaker-than-expected 2022 iron ore shipments, citing tight labour market conditions and production delays from the new greenfields mine at Gudai-Darri project.

Serbia to decide on Rio Tinto’s lithium mine after April election

Mining News Pro - Serbia will decide whether Rio Tinto can proceed with developing a lithium mine in the country after a general election in April, its prime minister told Reuters, as protests by local communities continued.

Rio Tinto to transport iron ore in Pilbara via battery-electric trains

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is buying four battery-electric trains from US-based Wabtec for use at its Pilbara iron ore mines in Western Australia, as part of the miner’s ongoing efforts to halve its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.

Rio Tinto to buy Argentina lithium project for $825m

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is expanding its lithium ambitions beyond the Jadar project in Serbia by agreeing to buy the Rincon brine project, located in the heart of the lithium triangle in Argentina’s Salta Province.

Rio Tinto picks outgoing Canadian ambassador to China as chairman

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has picked outgoing Canadian ambassador to China and veteran management consultant to lead its board as the miner tries to put the destruction of ancient rock shelters in Australia behind it.

Thousands protest against Rio Tinto’s lithium project in Serbia

Mining News Pro - Thousands of people in Belgrade and other Serbian towns blocked main roads and bridges over the weekend for hours in anti-government protests, targeting two new laws that environmentalists say will let foreign companies take advantage of local resources.

Orica, Alpha HPA join Rio Tinto greener pastures commitment

Mining News Pro - Orica and Alpha HPA have joined Rio Tinto in signing a statement of cooperation with the Queensland government, to pave the way to clean energy in central Queensland.

Rio Tinto now the sole owner of Diavik diamond mine

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto became on Thursday the sole owner of the iconic Diavik diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories after buying the 40% share held by Dominion Diamond Mines, despite previously saying it had no plans to take full control of the aging Arctic mine.

Rio Tinto adds new aluminum production to hot metals market

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Plc is investing $87 million to increase North American aluminum output as the metals giant sees booming demand for electric vehicles, solar panels and recyclable packaging amid a global push to curb climate change.

Rio Tinto invests in European EV battery producer InoBat Auto

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto announced Tuesday it is investing in European battery technology and manufacturing company InoBat Auto.

Babylon secures supply contract with Rio Tinto

Mining News Pro - Babylon Pump and Power has secured a contract for the supply of off-site repair services with Rio Tinto in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto CEO says zero emissions path might not be clear until 2030

Mining News Pro - The chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group, the world’s biggest iron ore miner, said it might take until the end of this decade before the company has a clear view on how it will become fully carbon neutral.

Rio Tinto sells last Argyle diamonds at record highs

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto’s last pink, red, blue and violet diamonds from its iconic Argyle mine, in the remote east Kimberley region of Western Australia, smashed records on Thursday.

Rio Tinto and USGS team up for Montana critical mineral hunt

Mining News Pro - Australian diversified major Rio Tinto has teamed up with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to hunt for critical minerals beneath the Continental Divide near Montana’s Boulder Batholith.

Rio Tinto sets ambitious autonomy targets

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has set a target of 80 per cent autonomous haul trucks in 2022, as it seeks to reduce costs while satisfying demand for materials.

Rio Tinto says 60 Jadar mines wouldn’t fill looming lithium gap

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto joined the rising chorus of companies and analysts warning of an imminent and “significant” supply gap for lithium, as demand for the metal used in electric vehicles (EV) and green technologies continues to soar.

Rio Tinto sets sights on replacement mines for sustainable future

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is chasing more ambitious sustainability targets, announcing it is now aiming to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 – more than tripling its previous goal.

Rio Tinto cuts 2021 iron ore shipments forecast on labour squeeze

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Group on Friday reduced its 2021 iron ore shipments forecast, as a tighter labour market in Western Australia delayed the completion of a new greenfield mine at Gudai-Darri.

Rio Tinto disputes report that mismanagement caused Oyu Tolgoi’s woes

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is challenging the findings of an independent review into $1.4 billion in cost overruns and delays at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia, restating the project’s troubles were caused by unpredictable geology issues.

Rio Tinto declares force majeure on some copper cathode contracts, Kennecott smelter shut

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Plc has declared force majeure on some copper cathode contracts after shutting the smelter at its Kennecott mine in the United States following an accident on last week, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

Rio Tinto triples solar for Weipa mine and township

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has contracted EDL to build, own and operate a 4MW (megawatt) solar plant and 4MW battery storage at its Weipa bauxite operation in far north Queensland.

Rio Tinto, Queensland Alumina aid red mud research

Mining News Pro - The University of Queensland has partnered with Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina to bioengineer the bauxite residue known as ‘red mud’ into a plant sustaining soil.

Rio Tinto to trial Caterpillar haul trucks at Gudai-Darri

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto will be the first to deploy Caterpillar’s 793 zero-emission autonomous haul trucks, once development is complete at the Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in Western Australia.

US House committee moves to block Rio Tinto's Resolution mine

Mining News Pro - A US House of Representatives committee has voted to include language in a wider budget reconciliation package that would block Rio Tinto from building its Resolution copper mine in Arizona.

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