What’s Coming With Chile’s National Lithium Strategy?

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Tue, 09 May 2023 12:54:03 +0000

Gabriel Boric, president of the world’s second largest producer of lithium, Chile, announced on April 20 that the country was adopting a “National Lithium Strategy.” And … that was pretty much it. I wish there was more to it. I wish I could say that the media exploded, that omens for the inevitable destruction of […]

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Public EV Transportation In South America

Credit to Author: Otto Gunderson| Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2023 07:17:36 +0000

The common conception appears to be that a successful transition to electric vehicles is determined by the number of passenger vehicles sold. China, Europe, and the United States lead the way in this category and are thus considered to be at the forefront of EV adoption. However, another metric should be used when analyzing countries […]

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CleanLight: Exciting Solar Startup in Chile

Credit to Author: Otto Gunderson| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 21:20:35 +0000

CleanLight is one of the most exciting clean energy startups in Chile. This renewable energy manufacturing company has used solar generators to power off-grid homes and brings renewable energy to industries such as construction and mining that have not benefited from the renewable transition. CleanLight was founded in 2019 by Camila Svec and Jordan Butler, […]

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Co-Firing With Ammonia Project Set for Chilean Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:14:50 +0000

Power generators are exploring how they can retrofit coal-fired power plants to enable co-firing with ammonia, part of their strategy to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). The latest project to look at the concept is led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), which on Dec.  7 announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) […]

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POWER Digest [November 2022]

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:09:00 +0000

JX Nippon Acquires NRG’s Share of Petra Nova Carbon Capture Plant for $3.6 Million. ENEOS Group, a Japanese energy and non-ferrous metals business group that owns JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration, will

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South America Plugin Vehicle Markets, A Brief Overview — Part 2: Chile & Brazil

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 22:48:54 +0000

By Juan Diego Celemín Mojica “Passionate for all things Latin American, I’ve been closely following the energy and mobility transitions since they started to be present south of the Equator.” If you missed part 1 of this series, see: South American Plugin Vehicle Markets, A Brief Overview — Part 1: Argentina, Peru, & Ecuador. Chile […]

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Solar Park Powering Astronomical Observatory In Chile’s Atacama Desert

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 16:40:42 +0000

A recent story at PV Magazine shares the story of an observatory in Chile powered by solar power. A solar plant with a capacity of 9 megawatts has now been completed at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory. The PV installation is also intended to power the world’s largest telescope, which is currently being built […]

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Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 14 May 2022 12:03:51 +0000

To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we must transition away from fossil fuels like petroleum and coal and toward clean energy generation and zero-emission transportation options. However, many green technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable power plants, depend on lithium-ion batteries, which require lithium. Lithium resources are concentrated in locations that have […]

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Lithium: Good News for the Australian Mining Industry

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 12:00:33 +0000

In good news for the Australian mining industry, miners produced 55,000 tonnes of lithium in 2021, a 28% increase from the 39,700 tonnes of lithium produced in 2020. This is approximately half of global production. Australia is the global leader in lithium production in 2021, with Chile (26,000 tonnes), China (14,000 tonnes), and Argentina (6,200 […]

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