Rio Tinto, Komatsu to develop zero-emission mining vehicles

Rio Tinto and Komastu have joined forces to accelerate zero-emission mining haulage vehicles – and the duo are looking at hydrogen as a potential technology.

Along with its partnership on haulage solutions developments, it was also announced today (August 2) that Rio Tinto is one of the first companies to join Komatsu’s newly launched Greenhouse Gas Alliance.

Focused on decarbonisation, the Greenhouse Gas Alliance hopes to advance Komatsu’s power agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle that can run on a variety of power sources including battery and hydrogen.

Rio Tinto is also a founding patron of the Charge on Innovation Challenge, which is focused on solving the power distribution infrastructure needed to support zero-emission haul trucks.

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