FBICRC welcomes RIO TINTO as an Associate Participant

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The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) is pleased to welcome Rio Tinto to our community of 74 industry, government and research participants.

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company, that produces a range of metals and minerals needed for decarbonisation including iron-ore, aluminium, copper and lithium and has a strong commitment to furthering research into advancements in battery performance.

Chief Executive Officer Shannon O’Rourke said the addition of Rio Tinto to the organisation’s extensive industry network, reflected the significance of the work being undertaken by the FBICRC.

“We are delighted to welcome Rio Tinto as our 74th participant with their investment into our lithium beneficiation project. The company has a long-standing commitment to innovation and a decarbonisation focus, which makes them an ideal participant in our research program,” said Shannon.

The FBICRC’s 15 research projects span the battery value chain and bring together 74 industry participants, the Federal Government, four State Governments in WA, SA, NT and QLD and eight universities with a combined value in excess of $120 million over six years.

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