Rio Tinto has just announced that it will invest USD 29 million in the construction of a new aluminum recycling facility at its Arvida plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec.

This investment expands the company’s offering of low-carbon aluminum solutions to customers in the automotive, packaging and construction industries. Furthermore, the company said the facility would make Rio Tinto the first primary aluminum producer in North America to process recycled post-consumer aluminum into aluminum alloys.

The Quebec project is expected to generate USD 23 million in economic benefits and create approximately 10 new permanent jobs at the facility.