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Rio Tinto selects Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology to provide carbon-free energy to Boron mine

LONDON & PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International mining and metals company Rio Tinto and renewable energy technology company Heliogen today announced an agreement to explore the deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology at Rio Tinto’s borates mine in Boron, California. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Heliogen will deploy its proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology at the Boron operation, where it will use heat from the sun to generate and store carbon-free energy to power the mine’s industrial processes. The two companies will begin detailed planning and securing government permits for the project,...
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Massive mineral sands project made more viable by solar-hybrid energy supply

Have we reached a tipping point, from building the case with mining companies for deploying renewable energy … to where renewable energy is helping to build the case for mining? Strandline Resources, an emerging heavy mineral sands (HMS) developer, has inked a 15-year offtake agreement with Contract Power Australia, for energy from a hybrid gas and solar energy power station to be developed close to its proposed mine and mineral separation plant near Shark Bay in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The Coburn Power Station to be built, owned...
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