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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tianqi Lithium takes $4.07B stake in world’s largest lithium producer SQM

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China-based Tianqi Lithium, a leading global supplier of lithium products, has agreed to purchase 62,556,568 A shares of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. The company has established global mineral and chemical operations in China (Sichuan, Chongqing, Jiangsu and Hong Kong), Australia, and Chile, allowing the company to service customers across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.

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SQM and Lithium Americas announce joint venture to develop lithium project in Argentina

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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. Sales of lithium and lithium derivatives from SQM’s existing operation in Chile accounted for 13% of revenues in 2015. SQM is committed to the lithium business, both in Chile and abroad. The Salar de Caucharí is a great complement to our existing lithium operations in Chile, and it is located just a few hundred kilometers from the Salar de Atacama. SQM) and Lithium Americas Corp.

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The Future of Electric Cars Could Lie in.Afghanistan?

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Today's sources of lithium are far and few: Bolivia has something like 40 percent of the world's deposits, while Russia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina have some. Electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf require lots of lithium and other precious heavy metals to make them go. This weekend, the New York Times reported that the war-ravaged country

Tesla Model X driven, Apple car by 2020, Ford criticizes Euro carbon goals: Today's Car News

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Chile is. Today, we drive the Tesla Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicts Apple will build electric cars by 2020, and European Ford boss Jim Farley says stricter emissions standards could make cars unaffordable. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Apple will build electric cars by 2020, and claims to be happy about it. Today in Car News

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Roskill: Chinese companies step up their pursuit of lithium resources

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faces headwinds, however, with Chile’s minerals development agency Corfo asking antitrust regulators to block the sale of a 32% stake in SQM to Tianqi Lithium on competition grounds. China is stepping up its pursuit of control of the lithium supply chain, underpinned by the rapid growth of its lithium-ion battery industry building on agressive policy surrounding electric vehicle sales, according to metals and mining consultancy Roskill.

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Volvo launches the world’s largest bus; 30m, 300 passengers

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Volvo has delivered more than 4,000 buses to the BRT-systems of Curitiba, Bogotá, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Salvador. Volvo launched the world’s largest bus chassis at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Volvo is a leading supplier of buses for high passenger capacity transport systems, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The new biarticulated chassis, Gran Artic 300, is 30 meters in length and can carry up to 300 passengers.

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Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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Right now, most of the world’s lithium comes from Australia, China and the “Lithium Triangle” of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Chile is not granting any new concessions, and opposition in Bolivia has led to a suspension of lithium mining. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com.

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Scientists suggest quantum control of atoms may make fusion energy production more efficient

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Peter Wolynes of Rice, Martin Gruebele of Illinois and Illinois alumnus Eduardo Berrios of Chile simulated reactions in two dimensions that, if extrapolated to three, might just produce energy efficiently from deuterium and tritium or other elements.

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JAC sells 300,000 S3s in 600 days, breaks compact SUV sales record

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The S3 is currently being adapted for different markets globally, and is already being sold in places such as Egypt, the UAE and Chile, among others. China-based JAC has sold 300,000 units of its S3 compact SUV during the last 20 months.

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BASF creating dedicated global business development unit for enhanced oil recovery

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The Regional Business Management in Santiago de Chile, Chile; Houston, Texas and Ludwigshafen, Germany will remain located where they are today. As part of a larger reorganization of its Global Oilfield and Mining Solutions business, BASF is establishing a dedicated Global Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Business Development unit.

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First electric rally car takes on Dakar challenge

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Travelling through Argentina, Chile and, for the first time, Peru, participants will take on challenging [.]. The very first electric rally car is set to take part in the Dakar rally next year. Produced by Latvian motorsport engineering company OSC, the OSCar eO car will be the first to take on the gruelling 9000 km challenge. Electric cars Dakar electric car OSC OSCar eO rally

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Roskill forecasts increasing dependence of Li market on batteries; switch from portable electronics to hybrids

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Lithium extraction, which totalled more than 168,000t LCE in 2012, is undertaken predominately in Australia, Chile, Argentina and China, with roughly half of lithium output from hard rock sources and half from brine. Production is dominated by Talison Lithium in Australia, SQM and Rockwood Lithium in Chile, and FMC in Argentina. In addition, Rockwood Lithium plans to complete a 20,000 tpy LCE expansion in Chile in 2014.

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Toyota digs for Lithium

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Boliva has around 50 percent of the world’s lithium reserves, but does not yet mine the metal, while Chile, China and Brazil also hold big reserves. Toyota Tsusho Corp, a trading house and key Toyota supplier that Toyota owns 22 percent of, just announced that it would be jointly developing a new lithium project in Argentina with the Australian-listed Orocobre Ltd. For more information read: Toyota in Argentine Lithium Deal for Hybrid Car Push. By Eriko Amaha for Reuters.

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Mitsubishi Motors to promote EVs with Hsinchu County in Taiwan

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After its launch in Japan, the i-MiEV has been sequentially rolled out internationally to Hong Kong, Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, 19 countries throughout Europe and also is planned for rollout the United States and Canada this fall.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Chile. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

UN Secretary-General assembles high-level advisory group on sustainable transport

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The group will be led by Olof Persson, CEO of the Volvo Group, and Carolina Toh, the mayor of Santiago, Chile. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has formed a 12-member advisory group charged with promoting sustainable transport systems to further growth and development while protecting the environment and limiting the impact on climate change.

Five Canadian and developing country teams awarded total of C$12.5M to study climate change adaptation

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Fernando Santibañez, Universidad de Chile, Chile; David J. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced that five research teams have been awarded a total of C$12.5 million (US$12.8

Rolls-Royce wins $6.5M contract to supply LNG propulsion package for fish food carrier; Bergen gas engine

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BioMar has 11 factories producing fish food, in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and Costa Rica. Rolls-Royce has signed a US$6.5-million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.

Waterfront Shipping to commission new ships with methanol flex-fuel engines

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Waterfront Shipping will charter these vessels to replace older vessels in its fleet and to support increased demand from Methanex Corporation’s growth initiatives, including the relocation of two methanol plants from Chile to Geismar, Louisiana. Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd. has reached an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

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Enel acquires eMotorWerks to provide grid balancing solutions and tap into US e-mobility market

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Enel has installed around 5,000 charging stations in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Enel S.p.A., through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, has acquired California-based eMotorWerks, a North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the smart management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities.

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia.

AES integrates 20 MW of A123 Li-ion storage with 544 MW thermal power plant

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AES Gener and AES Energy Storage have begun commercial operation of the second energy storage project in Northern Chile, integrating 20MW of Li-ion battery-based energy storage (BESS) with a 544MW thermal power plant. Located at an electrical substation 172 kilometers (107 miles) from Antofagasta, Chile, the Los Andes Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) has been delivering a similar reliability service since 2009.

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New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection; cascade detection + deep learning

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The work, titled “Learning Complexity-Aware Cascades for Deep Pedestrian Detection,” was presented 15 December 2015 at the International Conference on Computer Vision in Santiago, Chile.

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Rockwood Lithium opens new lithium production facility in Nevada; announces global price increases for lithium salts

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Rockwood Lithium also recently announced plans to invest $140 million in a new lithium carbonate production plant in Chile. Rockwood Lithium has opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Rockwood is leveraging a $28.4-million investment from the Recovery Act to expand its North Carolina lithium production facility as well as its production operations in Silver Peak, Nevada.

Talison Lithium agrees to be acquired by Chengdu Tianqi

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The Directors of Australia-based Talison Lithium (which is listed in on Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX), a producer of lithium with projects in Western Australia and Chile, are recommending the company’s full acquisition by China-based Chengdu Tianqi Industry (Group) Co.,

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Opinon: Lithium Market Set To Explode; All Eyes Are On Nevada

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Most of the world’s lithium comes from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Australia and China, but American resources being developed by new entrants into this market have set up the state of Nevada to become the key venue and proving ground for game-changing trade in this everyday mineral. At the end of the day, Nevada has enough lithium brine to earn it a place among the key global venues—a list that for now includes the “Lithium Triangle” of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile, as well as China.

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IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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million units—a 10% drop from 2013; with politics impairing Argentina and Venezuela, and the economic climate weighing down markets like Brazil, Chile and Peru, where it may take a few years for demand to recover to previous highs. Uncertainty lingers over Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela for 2015. In Chile, doubt over car sales is drawn from the emissions tax and the risk of further currency devaluations will ring in the market close to the 300,000 unit mark.

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Sustainable Oils Opens Expanded Camelina Research Facility in Bozeman

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The company also does off-season, or winter research, at locations in Chile. The Yuma and Chile locations also allow Sustainable Oils to test and develop camelina varieties that can better tolerate heat and drought stress. Earlier this year, Sustainable Oils was the first company to export camelina seed winter-produced in Chile back to the United States.

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Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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The survey was conducted in 28 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

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Bio Architecture Lab and Statoil Partner to Commercialize Macroalgae-to-Ethanol Process in Norway

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Statoil is responsible for developing and managing the seaweed aquafarming operations, with consultation from BAL, which already has aquafarming operations in Chile. BAL has been building out a similar program off the coast of Chile as part of a program funded by the Chilean government.

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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur.

Chevrolet sets first-half global sales record with 2.35M units; 14% growth

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In addition, Chevrolet set record first-half sales in many countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, South Africa, and Turkey. Chevrolet sold 2.35

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