Apple, Ottawa and Quebec back Alcoa, Rio Tinto venture to develop carbon-free aluminum smelting

[ad_1] Apple Inc. is backing a joint venture between metal producers Alcoa Corp. and Rio Tinto Group to develop a new aluminum-making process that eliminates greenhouse gases. The Alcoa-Rio joint venture, which will get initial funding of $188 million ($US147 million), will be based in Montreal and have a research facility in Quebec’s Saguenay region,…

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