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Critical solar metal now produced in US

Tellurium being recovered at Kennecott copper mine in Utah Metal Tech News - May 13, 2022

As part of a wider initiative to recover critical minerals as byproducts at its current mining operations, Rio Tinto is now producing the tellurium used in thin-film photovoltaic solar panels at its Kennecott copper operation in Utah.

"We are proud to deliver a new domestic supply of tellurium to support the manufacturing of solar panels and other critical equipment here in the United States," sai...

 

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