BHP’s C-19 Tracer app is making progress in mining industry

BHP is working towards massifying its C-19 Tracer app within Chile’s mining industry. The world’s largest mining company proposed the idea to the Ministry of Science and to other mining companies operating in Chile. C-19 Tracer is a mobile application that traces when people have had close contact with someone infected with COVID-19. BHP has said that since its launch back in May, the app has been downloaded 6,000 times by people working at its Escondida, Cerro Colorado and Spence operations in Chile.

Chile presents a five-stage plan to ease lockdown restrictions

Chilean government officials have presented a plan to gradually relax lockdown restrictions after the coronavirus infection rate improved in some regions of the country. The plan, called “Step by Step,” includes five stages that range from total quarantine to advanced opening and will be applied according to epidemiological criteria, the capacity of the healthcare system and the ability to trace cases.

Chile’s INIA looking to replace synthetic ingredients with those of natural origin

According to the Chilean Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Chile has been working hard to replace synthetic ingredients with those of natural origin. The alliance between the public and private sectors allows results oriented to the use of natural colorants in dairy products, juices and other products like cereals and sweets. In Chile, there is a wide variety of native fruit trees, traditionally used as a source of food and medicine. INIA has investigated its bioactive compounds that provide antioxidants, antimicrobials and attractive colours.

JinkoSolar large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell reaches a record of 24.79%

JinkoSolar Holding Co., one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, announced that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 24.79% and have set a world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. The record-breaking mono-crystalline silicon solar cell was fabricated on a high quality CZ mono-Si substrate, with a practical size of 267.72cm2.