Rio Tinto becomes 1st N American scandium oxide producer

Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) has produced the first batch of high-purity scandium oxide at its commercial scale demonstration plant in Sorel-Tracy in Quebec, Canada, and is now ramping up production to account for around one-fifth of the world market, its parent company Rio Tinto said.

The move makes RTFT the first North American producer of the critical mineral, used in solid oxide fuel cells and in aluminium alloys.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of...

Published

Andrea Hotter

May 06, 2022

14:57 GMT

New York