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Rio Tinto boosts stake in Australia’s second-largest smelter Rio Tinto has acquired Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation’s interest in the Boyne Island aluminium smelter. It bought the 11.65 per cent interest in Boyne Smelters, which owns and operates the Gladstone, QLD based smelter, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition follows Rio Tinto’s agreement to purchase shares in…

H2Co Energy launched as hydrogen retailer

Green hydrogen producer Countrywide Hydrogen has revealed its hydrogen retailing strategy and launched its vehicle refuelling brand H2Co Energy. Countrywide, a subsidiary of listed green energy developer ReNu Energy, has previously announced its engineering supplier, Wood, had selected contractors and suppliers for its Tasmanian green hydrogen and green energy projects, ahead of a final investment…