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Parallel thematic panel: Technological development and added value in the lithium chain

The creation of an Andean centre for technological development and innovation in the lithium chain for electric batteries has roused the interest of several Latin American countries. Such an initiative has the potential to increase the efficiency of the use of resources for research, development and innovation, interlink complementary research between parties, identify possibilities for value added, enhance the relationship between academia and industry to move beyond the pilot stage to the industrial stage, and to foster regional value chains. The purpose of this intergovernmental technical dialogue is to contribute, with a space for discussion and recommendation of proposals, to responses to the problems that hinder technological development, innovation, value added and productive linkages in the countries of the area known as the Lithium Triangle. This is particularly relevant to the current global situation, with major trends in the energy transition and electromobility that will increase demand for lithium.
Session |
Tue, 14/12/2021 - 16:45 to 18:15

Moderator: Jeannette Sánchez, Chief of the Natural Resources Division of ECLAC

  • Pablo Núñez, Undersecretary for Institutional Coordination of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina
  • Álvaro Arnez, Deputy Minister for Advanced Energy Technologies of the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Pablo Terrazas, Executive Vice-President of the Production Development Corporation (CORFO) of Chile 
  • Roberto Salvarezza, President of YPF Tecnología (Y-TEC) of Argentina
  • Carlos Ramos Mamami, Executive Chairman of Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) of the Plurinational State of Bolivia