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  • Aerial view of a ship being loaded with iron ore.

    Canada backs decarbonization of iron ore

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Mar 9, 2024

    Invests $18 million to lower CO2 emissions from Rio Tinto's iron ore operations in Labrador. In a move aimed at battling climate change and bolstering the nation's economy, the Canadian government has awarded C$18.1 million (US$13.4 million) to lower carbon dioxide emissions from Rio Tinto's iron ore operations in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Being awarded from Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund, this grant to Rio Tinto's Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) will go...

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    2D material to clean up mercury pollution

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Due to the alarming increase in mercury emissions into the atmosphere, researchers have been working for many years to develop systems to remove this heavy metal from water. Now, a team at Drexel University in Philadelphia might have found just the right material to efficiently catch the elusive quicksilver and clean up contaminated waters – MXene. It is estimated that mercury emissions in the atmosphere have quadrupled since the Industrial Revolution. The l... Full story