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The role of PPPs in the future of Chile’s lithium industry

Date: 1 September, 2022

BNamericas article referred to the discussion on public-private partnerships for the development of Chile’s lithium industry at a recent Chile Pacific Foundation’s seminar. BNamericas highlighted the words of the event’s moderator and executive director of the Foundation, Loreto Leyton, who said that “Chile’s lithium potential requires a clear path from the government to ensure its development”, and panelists Juan Carlos Barrera Pacheco, president of Lithium, South America, at EnergyX; Ignacio Mehech Castellón, Vice President of External Affairs and Country Director for Chile at Albemarle Corporation Chile; Leonardo Valenzuela, Deputy Director of Mining Contracts at Corfo; and Javier Silva Müller, Manager of Sustainability and Community Relations at SQM, who gave their perspectives on how to perfect this industry and on the role of public-private alliances, and the opportunities they provide, to advance its development.

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