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Teck Resources Producing Low-Carbon Zinc

Written by Laura Miller


Teck Resources is now producing zinc with a low-carbon footprint.

A new report independently reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows the extremely low-carbon footprint of refined zinc from Teck’s Trail Operations in British Columbia, Canada.

The report shows that Trail Operations’ zinc generates far less CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per ton than the global average: 0.93 metric tons of CO2e vs. the global average of 3-4 metric tons.

“Zinc is a critical mineral, important for its role in protecting infrastructure and in technologies for the low-carbon transition,” said Teck’s CEO Jonathan Price. “Teck is focused on responsibly producing this critical mineral with a reduced-carbon footprint, and meeting the highest environmental and social standards.”

Teck is a mining company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Its Trail Operations has an annual production capacity of 310,000 metric tons of zinc.

In February, Teck announced its intention to reorganize its businesses into two independent companies. Teck Metals Corp. will produce low-cost base metals and Elk Valley Resources will produce steelmaking coal. Shareholders are set to vote on approval of the business separation at a meeting on April 26.

By Laura Miller, laura@steelmarketupdate.com

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