South America Energy Transition Week

Trends, Challenges and Best-Practices

RWE together with the German-Chilean Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Chile) invite you to join this this 3-day virtual conference from November 9 to 11, 2021.

Various experts from the power, mining and industrial sector will address specific trends and challenges they are facing in the framework of the Energy Transition and provide insights and best-practice examples from their own business transformation.

After each webinarRWE will be available for match-making sessions for selected participants. 

If you would like to get in touch with RWE, please send an email to Denise Kirschner, dkirschner@camchal.cl  

PROGRAMME

Tuesday | November 9, 2021 Developing industrial-scale green hydrogen in South America

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Chile) / 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. (CET)

The use of hydrogen as a low-carbon fuel is taking an increasingly prominent role in global energy discussions. In the rapidly evolving hydrogen landscape, international partnerships and regional approaches are powerful tools for countries to share emerging technological, policy and business integration best practices. Hydrogen is considered a strategically important energy source and a central component for future energy supply in both South America and Europe. What specific opportunities does hydrogen offer for companies in South America? How companies can effectively use the region’s extensive renewable energy resources for hydrogen? These are some of the questions we will address in this session.

CHILEAN TIME TOPIC AND SPEAKER
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Moderation
Christoph Meyer, Project Manager Energy, Mining & Sustainability, AHK Chile
10.05 – 10.20 Is South America ready to deploy its clean energy potential?
Dr. Erwin Plett, CEO Low Carbon Chile, Director H2Chile, The Chilean Hydrogen Association
10.20 – 10.35 Industrial scale efuel Production in Chile
Philipp Bezler, Head of Project Development, AME SpA
10.35 – 10.50 TRA-Busso Group: hydrogen systems integration
Sebastián Álvarez, Project Engineer, Busso Group
10.50 – 11.20 Q&A / Discussion

Wednesday | November 10, 2021 Green Mining Solutions in South America

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Chile) / 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. (CET)

The mining industry is facing immense pressure to align with the Paris Agreement to decarbonize the economy. Many companies have made public commitments to reach net-zero emissions targets within the next few decades. Some have committed to including their material supply chain carbon emissions reduction (Scope 3). These targets coincide with a period of increased demand to produce the minerals and metals for the global energy transition, declining ore grades, increasing complexity of ore bodies, and deeper mines. This session will explore the genuine potential of green mining solutions and discuss best practice examples, looking at economic feasibility, realistic time-frames, technology developments, etc., all aimed at making net-zero in mining a reality.

CHILEAN TIME TOPIC AND SPEAKER
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Moderation
Denise Kirschner, Project Manager Energy, Mining & Sustainability, AHK Chile
10.05 – 10.20 Sustainable Technological Innovation for Green Mining
Víctor Dörner, Project Manager Development and Innovation, El Teniente – CODELCO
10.20 – 10.35 The relevance of pilot projects for the introduction of innovation in the mining industry
Andrés Guerrero, CEO, Minera San Pedro
10.35 – 10.50 tbc
Juan Camilo Nariño, President of the Colombian Mining Association
10.50 – 11.20 Q&A / Discussion

Thursday | November 11, 2021 Sustainable Industrial Production in South America

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Chile) / 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. (CET)

Industrial production processes require substantial amounts of natural resources, energy and heat. For instance, often residual heat remains. How good would it be to optimally reuse residual heat and thereby substantially reduce energy consumption? By improving efficiency, leveraging synergies, embracing electrification and using green gases, it is possible to produce more sustainable with a reduced carbon footprint. This session will focus on best practice in adopting processing techniques for clean and resource-efficient industrial production.

CHILEAN TIME TOPIC AND SPEAKER
10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Moderation
Annika Schüttler, Project Leader Mining & Sustainability, AHK Chile
10.05 – 10.20 BASF (tbc)
10.20 – 10.35 tbc
10.35 – 10.50 tbc
10.50 – 11.20 Q&A / Discussion