Rio Tinto has commissioned a new remelt furnace at its Laterrière Plant, adding 22,000 metric tons of recycling capacity to its aluminium operations in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. The $8.4-million project has been completed over two years to offer rolled product customers in the North American automotive and packaging industries a new sustainable supply solution combining low-carbon and recycled aluminium. The remelt furnace is equipped with highly efficient burners to minimize its carbon footprint. The project has created seven new jobs. The rolled product recycling service complements the closed looped solution Rio Tinto introduced for billet customers in 2021. Rio Tinto’s technical marketing experts are available to assist customers in selecting the right recycled content together with the optimal alloy for their specific needs.Rio Tinto is an industry leader in responsible aluminium production, with operations in Canada run on 100% renewable hydropower. In 2016, Rio Tinto launched RenewAl, the world’s first certified low CO2 primary aluminium brand.