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Haru Oni e-fuels demo plant in Chile officially opens

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E-Fuels company HIF Global, together with partners, authorities, and community representatives, celebrated the production of the first liters of synthetic gasoline at the Haru Oni Demonstration Plant in southern Chile.

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BYD wins Chile lithium extraction contract

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Chile’s Ministry of Mining awarded China-based BYD a contract to extract up to 80,000 tons of metallic lithium. The other lithium extraction contract, also for 80,000 tons, went to Chile-based Servicios y Operaciones Mineras del Norte SA, for an offer of US$60 million. Among the losing bidders were Albemarle, which produces 19% of global lithium, and Chile’s SQM (17%). Until 2016, Chile was the world’s largest producer of lithium, with 37% of the market.

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BMW Group joins sustainable lithium mining project in Chile

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The aim of the project is to reach a shared understanding of responsible management of natural resources with local interest groups and develop a vision for the future of the Salar de Atacama salt flat in Chile.

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From 2016-2019, > 90% of lithium imported to US came from Argentina and Chile

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From 2016-2019, more than 90% of the lithium imported to the United States came from Argentina (55%) and Chile (36%). The United States imports many of the minerals used in EV batteries, such as cobalt, graphite, lithium, manganese, and nickel, with lithium being the predominant mineral.

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BASF and Catholic University of the North in Chile collaborate on mining research, development and innovation

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BASF and the Catholic University of the North (UCN) in Antofagasta, Chile, have signed a collaboration agreement to promote research, development and innovation in mining.

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Yutong Bus to deliver 100 electric buses to Chile

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will deliver 100 full electric buses to Chile. The E12 Electrical Bus, the model Yutong will deliver to Chile, is equipped with 324 kWh battery capacity and low energy consumption. To serve vehicles that are already in use in Chile, Yutong has set up seven service stations in partnership to provide one-stop service, as well as operational training. Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co.,

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Ground-breaking on Haru Oni eFuels plant|in Chile; Porsche to use in motor sports from 2022

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neutral fuel (eFuel) in Punta Arenas, Chile. In southern Chile, we’re implementing one of the energy industry’s most exciting projects for the future and driving forward the decarbonisation of the mobility sector.

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the world’s lithium

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of all lithium while the rest of the world supplied the remaining 9%. Some key materials used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries are lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and natural graphite, which come from more than 30 different countries. The Democratic Republic of Congo produced 59% of the world’s cobalt. Other lithium-ion battery materials, such as nickel, have a more even distribution of production throughout the world.

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners advance climate-neutral eFuels development; Haru Oni pilot in Chile

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners are developing and implementing a pilot project—the “Haru Oni” project—in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (eFuels).

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BASF, Daimler, Fairphone & Volkswagen Group funding partnership for sustainable lithium mining in Chile

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Several companies have initiated a “Responsible Lithium Partnership” aiming to work towards responsible natural resource management, including lithium, in Chile’s Salar de Atacama. This cross-industry partnership is funded at its inception by BASF, Daimler AG, Fairphone, and Volkswagen Group. The partnership intends to foster a dialogue among local stakeholders, generating—and synthesizing scientific facts—and seeking solutions in a participatory manner.

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Chile’s SQM signs long-term contract to supply LG with lithium

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SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.) reached a long-term agreement to supply lithium products to LG Energy Solution (LGES). As pat of the agreement, which runs from 2021 to 2029, SQM will supply battery-grade lithium carbonmate and lithium hydroxide for the production of high-quality cathode materials for EV battery cells. The contract considers a total of approximately 55,000 MT of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE).

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Nissan Chile delivers fleet of 25 LEAFs to Enel, the country’s largest electricity group

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Nissan Chile delivered a fleet of 25 LEAF electric vehicles to employees of Enel, Chile’s largest electricity group in terms of installed capacity. The initiative is part of the first electric vehicle sales program exclusively for fleet customers in Chile. Today we celebrate a very important milestone for Enel, which will mark a before and after in the massification of electric mobility in Chile. —Nicola Cotugno, general manager of Enel Chile.

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Consortium led by POSCO, Samsung SDI to build $54M cathode materials plant in Chile for EVs

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A consortium led by South Korea’s POSCO and Samsung SDI, and including China’s Sichuan Fulin Industrial Group and Chile’s Molyment, has won a bid to build a cathode materials plant in Chile to support that country’s Li-ion batteries project. POSCO and Samsung SDI will jointly invest about $54 million in the plant, which will produce 3,200 tonnes of cathode a year starting in the second half of 2021, which will be used to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

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New Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé makes its debut in Chile; wireless charging

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The new Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé made its debut on Thursday in Santiago, Chile. The car will feature from the fourth race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, which will take place on Saturday. BMW i has been “Official Vehicle Partner” since the first Formula E season and is now on track with the next generation of the Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé, featuring a range of technical advances.

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ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, Chile’s 1St Fast-Charging Station for EVs, Nissan New Electric Compact

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The post ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, Chile’s 1St Fast-Charging Station for EVs, Nissan New Electric Compact appeared first on EV Obsession.

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Albemarle granted permit to increase lithium brine extraction rates in Chile; MOU for 27-year lithium quota

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Albemarle Corporation, a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of lithium and lithium derivatives, has been granted approval by the Environmental Assessment Commission (CEA) of the Antofagasta Region to increase its currently authorized lithium brine extraction rate at the company's facility in the Salar de Atacama, Chile.

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Chile, US navies to carry on working on drop-in alternative fuels

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Chile’s energy agenda, which calls for 45% of newly-installed capacity for 2014-2025 to come from non-conventional, renewable energy sources, is consistent with the United States Department of the Navy’s expressed goal of obtaining 50-percent of total organizational consumption through alternative energy sources by 2020.

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Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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Chile has a problem with its solar industry. DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. There is actually more available solar energy than there is use for it. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energy

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Rockwood Holdings to invest $140M in new lithium carbonate plant in Chile

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plans to invest $140 million in a new lithium carbonate production plant in Chile. Under the new investment program, Rockwood will build a 20,000 metric ton lithium carbonate plant at the sight at LeNegra, near the port of Antofagasta in northern Chile. Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

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A123 Systems to supply 20MW of Li-ion storage systems to AES Gener for spinning reserve project in Chile

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AES Gener has ordered 20MW of A123’s advanced Li-ion energy storage solutions for a spinning reserve project in Northern Chile. The project expands the relationship between A123 and AES Energy Storage and is AES’ second in Chile to use A123 energy storage technology. The advanced energy storage installation provides contingency services to maintain the stability of the electric grid in Northern Chile, an important mining area.

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AES Selects Mitsubishi-GS Yuasa and Parker-Hannifin to supply Li-ion grid Energy Storage System in Chile

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The project is the companies’ third energy storage facility in Northern Chile, integrating 20MW of advanced battery-based energy storage with a 532MW thermal power plant. AES Gener and AES Energy Storage have selected Parker-Hannifin to supply advanced battery energy storage systems for their new Cochrane power station.

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Chile’s Copec Voltex Chooses Driivz to Power Nationwide Public EV Charging Infrastructure

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The Driivz technology will allow the company to continue delivering electromobility to Chile’s citizens, help preserve the environment, and ensure sustainable resource management, all through an integrated platform.

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Canada orders three Chinese companies to divest from Canadian critical minerals companies

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Chengze Lithium International Limited—China’s second-largest lithium processor—is required to divest itself of its investment in Lithium Chile. Calgary-based Lithium Chile has ownership in the largest high-grade lithium reserves in the world comprising 79,900 hectares in Chile and 23,300 hectares in Argentina. Lithium Chile also owns 5 properties, totaling 22,429 hectares, that are prospective for gold, silver and copper.

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Ensorcia to invest €200M to build lithium hydroxide conversion plant in Europe

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Chile-based Ensorcia Metals , a specialist in the extraction and transformation of high purity lithium, will invest €200 million to build a lithium hydroxide conversion plant in Europe.

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Shanghai GM Begins Exports of Chevrolet New Sail to Chile; First Locally Developed Passenger Car from Global Brand Sold Worldwide

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Shanghai GM, GM’s flagship passenger car joint venture in China, began exports of the Chevrolet New Sail to the Chilean market. Earlier post.) Plans are in place to sell the small family sedan to additional markets in South America, North Africa and the Middle East. Authorized Chevrolet dealers will sell and service the New Sail outside China. The New Sail is the first locally developed and manufactured passenger car from an international brand to be exported.

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Market Integration and Renewable Energy

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New research explores the economic benefits of recent transmission investments in Chile. Total installed solar capacity in Chile now exceeds a whopping 4.4 That’s 20% of all the installed … Continue Reading Market Integration and Renewable Energy. Uncategorized featured

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Advancing mineral exploration in South America

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Golden Arrow Resources details the latest developments from its various mineral exploration projects in Chile and Argentina. The post Advancing mineral exploration in South America appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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SK On signs 5-year lithium hydroxide supply deal with SQM

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Battery manufacturer SK On signed a lithium hydroxide supply deal with Chile’s SQM, a move that will further strengthen SK On’s supply chain for critical battery materials in coping with the US “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA) following its recent deals with Australian lithium developers.

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Porsche strengthens commitment to industrial production of eFuels with $75M investment in HIF Global

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Among other projects, the Santiago de Chile-based company is building the Haru Oni eFuel pilot plant in Punta Arenas (Chile). The additional capital will be used to develop industrial eFuel facilities in Chile, the US and Australia, which have large supplies of renewable energy.

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German-Chilean consortium investigating new ways of reducing arsenic in copper concentrates: ReAK

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Chile is the world’s top copper producer (27% of global production) and exporter. In Chile, copper is mostly found in sulfide ores, especially in chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2 ), bornite (Cu 5 FeS 4 ) and chalcocite (Cu 2 S). In 2021 alone, Chile mined about 5.6

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Lithium Power International on-track to secure 100% ownership of Maricunga Lithium Brine project

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Lithium Power International (LPI) has made significant progress on the planned consolidation of its Maricunga Lithium Brine project in Chile. The post Lithium Power International on-track to secure 100% ownership of Maricunga Lithium Brine project appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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HIF Global begins approval process for its first eFuels manufacturing facility in Australia; third globally

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With 250 megawatts of electrolyzer capacity and at least 40 years of operating life, the facility design is similar to other eFuels facilities in Chile and the United States that HIF Global is preparing for construction in 2023. HIF Chile, HIF USA, HIF Asia Pacific, and HIF EMEA are wholly owned subsidiaries of HIF Global. HIF Chile is currently constructing the Haru Oni Demonstration Facility in Magallanes, Chile in partnership with Porsche and Siemens Energy.

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BrineMine Project at KIT: responsible extraction of energy, raw materials, and drinking water from geothermal wells

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Mineral resources from Chile are of great importance to Germany. The use of the limited freshwater resources in northern Chile for mining regularly fuels conflicts with the local population. Northern Chile is one of the driest regions on earth, but has extensive geothermal resources. AGW has a long history of cooperation in the field of geothermal research in Chile.

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Summit Nanotech closes $50M Series A2 for direct lithium extraction technology

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Summit Nanotech currently operates a multi-client pilot project in Chile and is scaling its novel sorbent-based denaLi DLE technology. Summit Nanotech Corporation, a company developing direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology, closed a US$50 million Series A2. The Series A2 round was led by Evok Innovations and BDC Capital’s Climate Tech Fund alongside participation from previous investors including Xora Innovation and Capricorn Investment Group.

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Arctic-ready version of Nissan Ariya EV unveiled for Pole to Pole expedition

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British adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey will cross 14 countries, through Canada, North, Central and South America to Punta Arenas in Chile before travelling to the edge of the Antarctic continent, then onward to the South Pole.

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Americas: Canada; Chile; Mexico; United States. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands. The International Energy Agency’s Monthly Oil Statistics shows that there are differences in refinery output throughout the world.

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Minerals used in electric cars: How much does the US import and from where?

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Chile, Canada, Mexico. Argentina, Chile, China, Russia. The main import sources for the eight minerals are Canada (nickel and zinc), China (natural graphite and rare earths), Chile (copper), Gabon (manganese), Norway (cobalt), and Argentina (lithium). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This post focuses on minerals used uniquely in the manufacture of electric cars. The three questions of interest are: Which minerals are they?

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Start-Up MOBI LATAM partners with EnergyX to develop Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain

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Bolivia is lithium-rich; the USGS estimates identified lithium reserves in the country to be 21 million tons—ahead of Argentina and Chile, the other members of the “lithium triangle”. However, Bolivia is production-poor; Chile and Argentina are top global producers, but Bolivia has yet to produce the mineral in commercial quantities.

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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This order also sees BYD again smashing the record for the largest electric bus order in the Americas, following its delivery of 183 buses to Chile during August 2019.

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SK On signs lithium hydroxide supply deal with world's leading producer SQM

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SK On announced today it signed a lithium hydroxide supply deal with Chile’s SQM, a move that will further strengthen the company’s supply chain for critical battery materials in coping with the U.S.

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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Currently, the highest production is in Australia with 18.3kt, followed by Chile and Argentina with 14.1kt and 5.5kt respectively. Three spodumene operations in Australia and two brine operations each in Argentina and Chile accounted for the majority of world lithium production in 2017, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It will be followed by Argentina with 29%, Canada with 16%, Chile with 9%, the US with 6%, and Mexico with 4%.

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Rough road for EV industry

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Chile and Bolivia appear to be heading down the same path, placing rigid restrictions on outside access to the countries’ lithium. Mexico is also pushing for a coalition with Bolivia, Chile and Argentina to create a lithium version of OPEC, which would control more than half of the world’s lithium resources. By Brent Wilson, CEO of Galvanic Energy. America’s electric vehicle (EV) industry seems to have hit a rough patch of pavement in recent months.

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Satellite view of Silver Peak lithium mine

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Brine operations, mostly in Chile and Argentina, generate about 75% of worldwide production. For its Image of the Day of 2 January, NASA released a picture of the Silver Peak lithium mine—the only active lithium mine in the US.

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