Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

Tensions Grow As China Ramps Up Global Mining For Green Tech

Via BBC, a report on growing global tensions as China ramps up its search for green minerals worldwide: Earlier this year, Ai Qing was woken up in the middle of the night by angry chants outside her dormitory in northern Argentina. She peered out of the window to see Argentine workers surrounding the compound and […]

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Why the U.S. and China Suddenly Care About a Port in Southern Chile

Via Americas Quarterly, an article on why Punta Arenas – sitting at the very tip of South Americ – has rich  potential for green hydrogen and is drawing a spike in global shipping, as well as interest from Washington and Beijing: Perched on the pylons of a century-old coal pier, sleek black cormorants gaze out […]

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China’s Tianqi Lithium’s $4bn bet on Chile at risk of backfiring

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on China’s Tianqi’s $4bn bet on Chile’s lithium which is at risk of backfiring: When China’s Tianqi Lithium paid $4bn in 2018 to become the second-largest shareholder in Chile’s SQM, it was making a gamble to gain a strategic foothold in one of the world’s top lithium reserves […]

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Fast Fashion Goes To Die In Chile’s Fog Desert

Courtesy of National Geographic, a sobering look at how clothing from many of the world’s favorite brands lies in discarded heaps in Chile’s Atacama Desert: The Atacama Desert in northern Chile stretches from the Pacific to the Andes across a barren expanse of red-orange rock canyons and peaks. As one of the driest deserts on Earth, it’s […]

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Data Center Investments Shift To Emerging Markets Amidst Regulatory Scrutiny and Energy Needs

Via Frontier Market News, a look at how data center investment is shifting to emerging markets amid regulatory scrutiny and rising energy needs: The boom in artificial intelligence use and investment is creating a surge of demand for data centers, the massive facilities which house and transmit the vast amounts of data needed to train […]

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American Investors’ Multi-Billion-Dollar Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant in Chile Seeks Approval

Via Hydrogen Insight, a report on a planned multi-billion-dollar green hydrogen and ammonia plant in Chile, which aims to draw on high solar power potential in the Atacama Desert to power cheap renewable NH3 production at the port city of Mejillones: A $2.5bn green hydrogen and ammonia project in northern Chile that will utilise solar […]

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