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7 Chilean enterprises find new ways to use copper to fight COVID-19

InvestChile - June,1,2021

Mining isn’t the only copper industry in Chile. Copper has now found its way into textiles, cosmetics, paints and medicines, as an innovative way to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Topics: Mining- copper- Innovation- Mining Industry- Coronavirus- COVID-19- covid- Talent

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Geomin: a new portal with mining and geological information about Chile

InvestChile - July,14,2020

The new platform will permit informed decisions about territories and aims to boost mining exploration.

Topics: Mining- Sernageomin

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Anglo American to inject US$1,413 million into Chilean subsidiary

InvestChile - March,30,2020

The operation should be completed within a year, implying that Anglo American Copper Finance will have US$2,114 million in the country.

Topics: Mining- Mining investment- Mining Industry- Mining Technology- Anglo American

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New technique could produce lithium in hours not months

InvestChile - March,26,2020

The method mimics the filtering capabilities of living cells to extract lithium from concentrated salt water, where the metal is typically mixed with other materials.

Topics: Mining- lithium- Energy- Investment Opportunities- electric vehicles

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Cobalt, the key mineral for electromobility for which there are opportunities in Chile

InvestChile - February,25,2020

A recent report released by Canadian mining company Capstone Mining about its Santo Domingo project in the Atacama Region sets out solid arguments for extracting cobalt from the deposit.

Topics: Mining- Cobalt- Electromobility

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Chile to lead creation of global standard for interoperability in mining

InvestChile - November,25,2019

The Interop program presented a draft proposal for resolving incompatibility between mining technologies to an international organization.

Topics: Mining- technology- Tech investment- Mining investment- Mining Industry- Mining Technology

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Hochschild buys rare earth deposit in Chile for US$56 million

InvestChile - November,8,2019

The Peruvian mining company stressed that rare earths are essential in a number of technological components and some are critical for the manufacture of the permanent magnets used in electric vehicles.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Foreign Investment- Mining- Rare earths- Investment in Chile- Mining investment

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Employment of women in the mining industry increases by 18.5%

InvestChile - November,4,2019

In the rolling three-month period between June and August, 21,607 women were working in the sector, accounting for 10% of its labor force. In the same period, there was also a drop in unemployment in the sector.

Topics: Mining- Women- Mining investment- Employment- Mining Industry

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Boom in electric vehicles calls for more  lithium investment

InvestChile - June,12,2019

Some US$9,000 million must be invested in the lithium mining sector to develop the 600,000 tonnes of new capacity required to satisfy demand. 

Topics: Mining- lithium- Lithium Call- electric vehicles

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Mining in Chile: Electromobility for large trucks

InvestChile - April,30,2019

By using the LHD model developed by Komatsu, Chile’s El Teniente mine aims to increase its productivity by between 10% and 20%. 

Topics: Mining- Investment Opportunities- Codelco- Komatsu- Electromobility

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Chile among the countries with the most mining start-ups

InvestChile - April,5,2019

The data shows that Chile accounts for 12% of this type of high-impact start-ups, after Australia, the United States and Canada. 

Topics: Mining- Innovation- Start-Up- METS

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Seawater emerges as key for the future of copper in Chile

InvestChile - March,6,2019

Los Pelambres, Quebrada Blanca, Spence, Radomiro Tomic, El Abra and NuevaUnión have initiatives at different stages of development for the use of seawater at their operations.

Topics: Mining- Innovation- Desalination plants

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Finnish mining technology multinational arrives in Chile

InvestChile - February,25,2019

Zyfra, an artificial intelligence and IoT company, already has operations in Peru and plans to scale up to other countries in the region in 2022.

Topics: Mining- technology- Digital Economy- Tech investment- Internet of Things- IoT

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How Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things are Revolutionizing Mining

InvestChile - January,31,2019

The application of these technologies allows for improved productivity, increased efficiency, and contribution to sustainability and workers’ safety in the sector. However, there are still obstacles to overcome, such as the preparation of human capital to consider these innovations and improving telecommunications infrastructure.

Topics: Mining- technology- Internet of Things- AI

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Mining: Use of sea water in Chile’s copper production to triple in 10 years

InvestChile - January,9,2019

The report from the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) estimates a consumption of seawater of 10.82 cubic meters (m3) per second for the year 2029, compared to a current use of 3.28 m3/second

Topics: Mining- copper- Desalination plants

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Chile greenlights Latin America’s largest desalination plant

InvestChile - October,11,2018

The solar-powered desalination plant will have a maximum capacity of 2,630 litres of water per second, with an initial investment of about $500 million.

Topics: Mining- Solar energy- Infrastructure

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Chile anticipates mining investment of US$65,747 million over the next ten years

InvestChile - September,3,2018

The South American country is the world’s principal copper producer and accounts for 54% of global lithium reserves.

Topics: Mining

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Automation: new opportunities for mining innovation in Chile

InvestChile - May,16,2018

Reduction of time and costs in the long term as well as greater safety and operational efficiency: these are some of the benefits of automation for mining, a trend seen in the industry internationally and that has grown progressively in Chile over the past decade.

Topics: Articles- Mining

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Foreign Investment: The keys for mining suppliers in Chile

InvestChile - May,3,2018

A panel de experts set out their vision of an industry worth US$15,000 million a year in a country that is the world’s leading copper producer. 

Topics: Articles- Mining

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Lithium glut? No way, say industry executives eyeing demand

InvestChile - March,9,2018

Forecasts for a glut in lithium, a major ingredient in rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, fail to account for strong demand and how complicated it is to process and mine, industry executives and analysts said.

Topics: international trade- Litio- Mining- lithium

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