Securing access to high-quality scandium produced in North America for the entire world
At Rio Tinto, our goal is to demonstrate our ability to produce and supply scandium for different types of applications, sectors, and industries.
In these changing times, Rio Tinto is a welcome breath of fresh air for leading industries and businesses looking to tap into the power of scandium. Through our sustainable refining process, recently mastered at our Element North 21 plant and Technology and Critical Minerals Centre located in Quebec, we remain more committed than ever to produce pure oxide scandium with minimal impact to the environment. Furthermore, thanks to our close partnership with Rio Tinto Aluminium (RTA) and our aluminium experts, we’ll be able to offer a distinctive, high-quality aluminium-scandium alloy.
Currently in the early stages of development, the Element North 21 plant has the capacity to produce 3 tons of scandium oxide annually, which represents about 20% of the global supply.
Sourcing scandium from RTFT provides access to the silvery-white metallic substance with a clear traceability link, as dictated by our mining and production standards, protocols and environmental criteria.
From designing sports equipment and next generation heat exchangers, to powering commercial buildings with scandium-stabilized solid oxide fuel cells, RTFT is committed to providing you with a reliable, secure, traceable and low carbon footprint supply of scandium.