The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy led a delegation of companies, researchers and industry experts on a visit to Chile from March 12-19, 2023. The mission of the delegation was to explore and establish technology partnerships with Chilean companies and researchers to promote sustainable hydrogen production, water management and renewable energy, with the goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy by 2040.
With a GDP of €661 billion and a population of over 13 million, Bavaria is one of Europe's strongest and most dynamic regions, known for its high-tech industry. The state is committed to achieving carbon neutrality and recognizes that it can only do so by partnering with other countries around the world. Chile, with its favorable conditions for renewable energy production, is an attractive partner for Bavaria in its pursuit of a green global economy.
Chile is the first country in Latin America to have a green hydrogen strategy and has ambitious goals for its production and export. However, the country also faces challenges in the areas of water management and environmental technologies. The Bavarian delegation arrived with the intention of collaborating with Chilean companies and researchers to develop innovative solutions in areas such as Industry 4.0, Water 4.0 and digitalization.
Under the theme "Water is Energy", the Bavarian delegation visited Santiago de Chile, Antofagasta/Calama, Púcon/Temuco and Punta Arenas, where we had friendly and constructive discussions with their Chilean counterparts to exchange ideas and strategies. The delegation was led by the Bavarian Representation for South America and supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
With this visit, Bavaria and Chile are taking an important step towards building a green global economy that prioritizes sustainable production, renewable energy and water management. The partnerships established during this visit have the potential to have a significant impact on both economies and could serve as a model for other countries looking to build a sustainable future.
G&E Sales, as international consulting and trading company based in Bavaria, Germany, was part of the delegation to Chile. We were looking to establish strategic partnerships with Chilean companies and researchers in the areas of water technologies, hydrogen solutions and renewable energy.
During the visit, G&E Sales had the opportunity to network with potential partners and visit key sites such as a wastewater treatment plant in Temuco, the Innovation Center of the Universidad Católica, the Cerro Dominador solar plant, and the HIF pilot project plant for e-fuels (for Porsche, Siemens and other German companies). G&E Sales also participated in several workshops on "Water is Energy" with other members of the Bavarian delegation and Chilean counterparts.
Through these activities, G&E Sales gained valuable insights into Chile's renewable energy and water management industries and the potential for technology partnerships in these areas. The visit also provided a platform for the company to showcase its expertise and capabilities to potential partners and customers in Chile.
G&E Sales understands the importance of the Chilean economy to the global market and the need to partner and expand its market presence to remain competitive. The visit to Chile provided the company with the opportunity to gain insight and make connections with local companies, researchers and industry experts. Overall, the visit was a valuable experience for G&E Sales and contributed to the company's goal of becoming a leading international company that helps its clients enter international markets.