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By A.J. Roan
Data Mine North 

Underdog aluminum is critical metal too

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:08pm

Rows of aluminum ingots from Rio Tinto's Aluminium Smelter in New Zealand.

Rio Tinto

Aluminum ingots at a New Zealand smelter owned by Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Chemical Company.

Shining a light on a metal used in nearly all today's economic sectors

Used in everything from beer cans to spacecraft, aluminum is a metal most people interact with nearly every day. What many people don't know is this lightweight metal is also a candidate for next-generation rechargeable batteries with the potential to outperform the lithium-ion cells in use today.

The major uses for...



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