SUMMARY – South America Energy Transition Week

Trends, Challenges and Best-Practices

The South America Energy Transition Week took place from 9-11 November 2021. The event was organized by RWE Technology International in cooperation with AHK Chile.

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

RECORDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

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)

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
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10.20 – 10.35 Industrial scale efuel Production in Chile
Aram Pedinian, Commercial Manager, HIF
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10.35 – 10.50 TRA-Busso Group: hydrogen systems integration
Sebastián Álvarez, Project Engineer, Busso Group
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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)

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
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10.20 – 10.35 The relevance of pilot projects for the introduction of innovation in the mining industry
Cristian Opazo, Technical Manager, Centro Nacional de Pilotaje (National Pilot Centre)
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10.35 – 10.50 Best Practice: RWE continuous mining in Germany and consulting projects overseas
Arie-Johann Heiertz, Head of Mining & Mineral Resources, RWE Technology International
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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)

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: Our journey to net zero 2050
– Waldemilson Muniz, Senior Manager of Energy and Utilities, BASF South America– Marcia Padua, Senior Manager of Operational Excellence, BASF South America
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10.20 – 10.35 Sustainable wines
Marcelo Cabrera, Head of Technical Area Supplies and Services, VSPT Wine Group
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10.35 – 10.50 Best Practices from GASCO: Powering the energy transition
Marcelo Cortés Vásquez, Deputy Engineering Manager, GASCO
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10.50 – 11.20 Q&A / Discussion