NextEnergy Capital acquires 53.8 MW of solar in Chile and Portugal

NextEnergy Capital announced two deals for the purchase of a total of 53.8 MWp of solar capacity in Portugal and Chile. For its acquisition in Chile, the company acquired a portfolio of four projects from Spanish renewables developer Grenergy Renovables SL. These projects qualify to sell power under the country's framework for small-scale distributed generation (PMGD) plants, with commissioning due in the first half of 2021.

Mabanaft to buy 500 million litres of eFuels from Chile green hydrogen project

German energy trader Mabanaft will buy up to 500 million litres of carbon neutral eFuels from a green hydrogen production plant in Chile. A consortium of international companies are working on the pilot project, which is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels.

SafetyPay partners with LATAM Airlines Group to provide digital payment solutions

SafetyPay announced a new partnership with LATAM Airlines Group, to enable its digital payment wallet. SafetyPay's solution will allow non-card holders and fraud-wary consumers to participate in the purchase of airline tickets via bank transfer or cash without sharing their information online. The partnership was recently launched in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, while other markets such as Brazil and Peru will follow next year.

Chilean Cherries promoted for the first time in India

ProChile, the Chilean Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters' Association (ASOEX), has launched the very first generic promotion campaign in India to introduce their fruit to Indian consumers. ProChile is working with the Chilean Embassy in India and the office of the Chilean Trade Commission. Juan Angulo M, Ambassador of Chile to India, inaugurated a promotion campaign at Foodhall, Chanakyapuri. The retailer showed an attractive display of Chilean Cherries and reported good sales.

Indonesia negotiating with Chile for trade access to Latin America

Indonesia and Chile began negotiations over trade services between the two countries. If completed, Indonesia could have new market access to Chile for transportation, financial, construction and professional services. The two countries also agreed to start the negotiations as part of the Indonesia-Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IC-CEPA). A joint document was agreed upon, namely the Joint Statement on the Launch of Services Trade Negotiation of the IC-CEPA.

Unacem buys Cementos La Unión in Chile for $23m

Peru-based Unión Andina de Cementos (Unacem) has signed a $23 million contract with Cementos La Unión, Aridos Jativa & Chile’s Inversiones Mel 20 Ltda for the purchase of the full stake of shares of Cementos La Unión in Chile and 100% of the social rights of Inversiones Mel 20. The contract is subject awaits approval by the Chilean National Economic Prosecutor's Office. Subject to approval, Unacem will own the 0.3Mta San Antonio plant.