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Anheuser-Busch explores beer cans made with hydropower

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Oct. 6 a new partnership that will allow their beverages to be canned in a low-carbon aluminum made with renewable hydropower and recycled content.The world’s largest brewer signed an MOU with Rio Tinto committing to work with supply chain partners to source low- Read More...

Rio Tinto Inks Deal for Solar+Wind in Madagascar

Rio Tinto announced July 26 an agreement with a solar-plus-wind facility that will power the operations of its QMM mine in Fort Dauphin, Southern Madagascar.The mining company completed a 20-year PPA with CrossBoundary Energy to receive power from a facility that generates 8 MW of solar and 12 MW of Read More...

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar Develop Zero-Emission Mining Work Truck

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar announced Sept. 14 that they are partnering on the development of zero-emission autonomous haul trucks.The two companies completed a memorandum of understanding in which Rio Tinto will help Caterpillar continue the development of its 220-ton 793 zero-emission truck for use Read More...

Rio Tinto Explores Biomass-Powered Steelmaking Process

Rio Tinto announced Oct. 13 a new technology used in its steelmaking processes using sustainable biomass in place of coking coal to lower the emissions associated with production.The mining company developed a process for using sustainable biomass and microwave technology to convert iron ore to meta Read More...

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Rio Tinto Adds Battery Electric Trains to Reduce Emissions

Rio Tinto will purchase four battery-electric trains for use in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as part of the company’s strategy to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.Rio Tinto purchased the four 7MWh FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives from Wabtec Corporation with productio Read More...

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Rio Tinto Receives Funding from DOE for Carbon Storage

A Rio Tinto-led team received $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore carbon storage potential at the Tamarack nickel joint venture in central Minnesota.Rio Tinto assembled a team of climate innovation and research leaders to explore new approaches in carbon mineralizat Read More...

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Rio Tinto Explores Renewables Opportunities in Tasmania

Rio Tinto and the Tasmanian Government announced Feb. 20 a new partnership to investigate opportunities for decarbonizing industrial sectors in the region.The two completed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to look into how the Bell Bay Aluminum smelter could support the development of new indu Read More...

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Ford Signs MOU for Battery and Low Carbon Materials Supply

Ford Motor Company and Rio Tinto signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles.The partnership will support the transition toward a net-zero future by supplyi Read More...

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Rio Tinto,  Shougang Group Explore Steel Decarbonisation Solutions

Rio Tinto and steel producer Shougang Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote research, design and implementation of low-carbon solutions for the steel value chain.The focus of the MOU includes low-carbon sintering technology, blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) opt Read More...

Rio Tinto Adds Solar Power 

Rio Tinto’s Richard’s Bay Minerals (RBM) will be supplied with renewable solar power.The company will partner with energy company Voltalia and local Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) partners for its operation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Under the agreement, Voltalia will begin co Read More...

Rio Tinto Plans New Solar-Plus-Battery in Western Australia

Rio Tinto announced plans to fund two 100 MW solar facilities and 200 MWh of on-grid battery storage in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by 2026 through a $600 million investment package supporting the decarbonization of its iron ore operations in the region.The project is expected to save th Read More...

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