Rio's lithium muddle and why ioneer could benefit

RIO Tinto’s intermittent messaging around adding lithium to its portfolio to plug in to the whole electric vehicle/renewable energy storage revolution thing has become increasingly confused, writes Barry FitzGerald.

Rio's lithium muddle and why ioneer could benefit Rio's lithium muddle and why ioneer could benefit Rio's lithium muddle and why ioneer could benefit Rio's lithium muddle and why ioneer could benefit Rio's lithium muddle and why ioneer could benefit

Will Rio provide some clarity around its plans for Jadar in Serbia at tomorrow's Capital Markets Day?

First up, it is known Rio had a look at acquiring a stake in Chile's lithium king SQM and considered bidding for Kidman, since acquired by Wesfarmers, but did not act.