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Ivan Vella highlights the importance developing and implementing more efficient and sustainable modes of production. He shares this perspective in Rio Tinto’s announcement that it is investing US$85 million to increase the low-carbon aluminium production with 16 new smelting cells at its site in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec.

“Rio Tinto is committed to strengthening its position as a leader in low-carbon, hydro-powered aluminium production to meet the clear demand from our customers in North America and Europe. Our AP60 technology is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective systems in commercial production today. It produces some of the world’s lowest carbon aluminium with renewable hydropower here in Quebec.”