The Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Trade, joined representatives of Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) and Alcoa (NYSE: AA) to mark the beginning of development on the primary commercial-scale prototype cells of Elysis’s clear inert anode know-how. He additionally pledged an extra C$20 million contribution from the Canadian authorities to help the venture.
Elysis is a three way partnership firm led by Alcoa and Rio Tinto that’s growing the inert anode as a method of eliminating all direct greenhouse gasoline (GHG) emissions from the normal aluminum smelting course of. As a substitute, it produces oxygen. The brand new know-how is being put in at Rio Tinto’s Alma smelter in Saguenay, Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec.