Rio Tinto to become major scandium oxide producer in Québec
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.
Rio Tinto will invest...