Late in 2018, Corfo, the Chilean state production development agency, launched an international bid for the creation, in the north of the country, a non-for-profit Clean Technology Institute to spur innovation in the mining and renewable energy sector. Early January of this year, this initiative was awarded to AUI (Associate Universities, Inc. -www.aui.edu-). The Institute, with an initial budget of US$ 240M, main aim is to take advantage of the vast natural and mining resources that exist in the north of the country, increasing its value added while reducing CO2 emissions, by advancing technologies for sustainable mining, solar energy, advance materials, and green hydrogen, as well as contribute to workforce development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and to support the country on public policy within the areas of the Institute.
In this webinar, the leading team of the winning proposal, will present the new Chilean Clean Technologies Institute, its main objectives, it`s expect positive regional, on the country and internationally impact, contributing to reduce CO2 emissions with new technologies, a more sustainable mining industry, and take advantage of the vast lithium and solar resources that exist in the country. Where Chile, looks ahead for the opportunity to become exporters of renewable energy products, such as green hydrogen, ammonia, and synthetic fuels, benefitting from new markets and industries, and unleashing novel pillars for economic development and job creation while supporting other countries to meet their N.D.C. ambitions.