Rio Tinto has started making spodumene concentrate, a mineral mined for its lithium content, at a plant in Quebec as the mining giant doubles down on production of the electric-vehicle battery metal. "We are seeing strong interest in the market for a North American supply of spodumene concentrate to support production of lithium batteries," Stéphane Leblanc, managing director of Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium, said. The Quebec plant was commissioned in June and produced its first ton of spodumene concentrate in July, according to the company.
SOREL-TRACY, Quebec, September 29, 2022--Rio Tinto has started producing spodumene concentrate, a mineral used in the production of lithium for batteries, at a demonstration plant in its Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium (RTIT) Quebec Operations in our metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Canada.
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