November 28 (Renewables Now) - Rio Tinto Plc (LON:RIO) is looking at renewable energy solutions in order to further reduce emissions at its Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 (WTS2) iron ore mine in Western Australia.
This comes as a new conveyor system to be built at the mine will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5% compared to road haulage, according to the Anglo-Australian mining group.
The 13-kilometre conveyor will be constructed with funds just approved by the company. It said on Wednesday it has given the green light to a USD-749-million (EUR 681m) investment in the mine. The funds will also be used for mining of existing and new deposits as well as for the construction of a new crusher.
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