UQAC, Rio Tinto renew R&D partnership with $2M investment

October 25, 2021
The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and Rio Tinto have renewed their research and development partnership for the next three years. The company will be investing $2M over the next three years to continue their work in bauxite and tailings processing technologies. “Tomorrow’s issues are the challenges of today’s students and researchers,” said UQAC researcher and project scientific director Guy Smiard. “The close ties we have forged with Rio Tinto over the years have enabled us to work on research projects involving the reclamation of tailings, thus allowing us to immerse our students in the academic and industrial reality, while ensuring that we train a highly qualified new generation of researchers, in support of tomorrow's aluminium industry.” Newswire (QC)