Associated Universities, Inc. has issued the following in response to being selected to build and manage the Chilean Institute for Clean Technologies:
AUI is honored by today’s decision by the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile (CORFO) to award the Chilean Institute for Clean Technologies (ICTL) construction, management, and operations contract to our team. AUI is committed to creating an institute that will impact Chilean mining, renewable energy, lithium battery manufacturing, and related industrial sectors; provide services to support entrepreneurship and Macro Zona Norte; and help develop the workforce that will be needed in the north of Chile to deliver sustainable mining, renewable energy, and enhanced value chain for critical materials such as copper, lithium, and other minerals. AUI looks forward to providing additional information about our team’s plans exciting plans for ICTL subsequent to the notice to proceed from CORFO.
The CORFO announcement is available online.
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