Rio Tinto to become major scandium oxide producer in Québec

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 15 January 2021

Rio Tinto is to become the first producer of high-quality scandium oxide in North America and will produce around one-fifth of the current level of world supply from a planned plant in Québec, Canada.

The plant, currently under construction at the company’s Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical operation in Sorel-Tracy, will begin commercial production in June this year. The RTFT Research & Development Center in Sorel-Tracy has been producing scandium oxide since the second half of 2019.

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