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Rio Tinto, Prysmian sign supply deal for low-carbon aluminium from Canadian operations

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Rio Tinto and Prysmian have signed a five-year supply agreement for low-carbon aluminium made with renewable hydropower from Rio Tinto’s Canadian operations. This agreement will support Prysmian’s decarbonization drive towards achieving its objective to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The companies have also signed a joint development agreement to leverage their technologies, research and development capabilities, and technical expertise to develop multi-material solutions in support of North America’s growing electrification demand.

β€œWe are proud to work together with Prysmian to strengthen their North American supply chain for aluminium produced to the highest sustainability standards and develop the materials needed to produce more advanced power cables,” Rio Tinto Vice President of Aluminium Sales Amy Abraham said in the statement. Β 

β€œThese types of products are critical for the power grid expansion that is needed for the transition to renewable energy sources and a low carbon future.”

Prysmian Group North America’s Chief Executive Officer Andrea Pirondini said the company is committed to achieving net-zero emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.

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