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ALAME has established synergies with different entities at an international level in order to become an effective strategy and communication channel. It has established important alliances with government entities, entrepreneurs, suppliers, producers, marketers, consultants and consultants of great recognition.

The Latin American Association of Mining and Energy, ALAME, is an entity created by several entrepreneurs  in order to encourage cooperation among the members, seeking the advancement and development of energy mining activity in Latin American and the Caribbean, within a framework of environmental and social sustainability, joining forces to contribute to the process of regional integration.

We have a team of highly qualified consultants specialized in mining, oil, gas, energy, logistics and infrastructure, among others. Our programs and events are oriented to strengthen relations in the sector and improving regional competitiveness, always offering contents of the highest level in each conference.


Fundación Minera de Chile and  ALAME are now strategic allies

Past April 18th, an inter-institutional cooperation agreement was formalized between the Chilean Mining Foundation and ALAME, in order to provide mutual support in the different activities they carry out for the mining industry in Latin America.

This agreement will allow a greater dissemination of the studies carried out, as well as conferences and workshops that are scheduled throughout the year to bring knowledge to the members of the sector and thus strengthen the competitiveness of mining in the region.

“The Energy Trilemma” - Luis Giusti

Luis Giusti, who currently serves as Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC (CSIS), and is a member of the Board of Governors at the Center for Global Energy Studies in London, share with our readers some of his observations on the future of the industry considering the complexity of the current times, with special emphasis on the "Energy Trilemma".

Both his experience and recognition in 1998 as "World Oil Executive of the Year", conferred by the "Oil & Money" conference in London, and "Latin American Petroleum Executive of the Decade", awarded by the Inter-American Chamber of Commerce, Houston ", make it worthy of great credibility and his observations constitute information that must be considered, inmatter of hydrocarbons worldwide.

According to his analysis, the world currently consumes an equivalent of about 285 million bpd of oil equivalent. Of this total 34% comes from oil, 26% from natural gas, 22% from coal, 5% from nuclear energy, 2.2% from hydro and 10.8 from renewable sources (8% from biomass). That means 82% of primary energy comes from fossil fuels, which will continue to be the dominant force for many decades to come.

Giusti believes that the emphasis on the use of renewable energy is driven by environmental concerns. However, there is no practical sense that the discussion should be considered in an exclusive way, "welcome renewables, outside fossils". It is necessary to find a common space in the discussion about the energy future of the world.

This is what the "World Petroleum Congress" has called the "Energy Trilemma": To meet growing demand, sufficient energy is needed "Abundant, Reliable and Sustainable, including the required by 1.3 billion people who do not have access to electricity".

"A strong reality is that renewables are" niches ", some successful and others require subsidies that are sometimes large and additionally today we speak of electric cars as determinants in the rejection of fossil fuels but it must be said that currently there is only 1 million of electric cars in the world and behind the electric car is a fossil fuel that is burning", he said.

Foreign expert warns: "Do not make the mistake of being gas monoproducers"

He suggests that the advantages offered by the Free Zone could be a basis for generating a petrochemical industry in the region.

The president of the Latin American Mining and Energy Association, Edmundo Laporte, urged national and regional authorities to concentrate their efforts on the industrialization of unconventional gas reserves recently discovered in the Magallanes Region, which amount to 8 , 3 trillion cubic feet.

"I, having been born and raised in Venezuela, know the error of becoming a single-producer economy, and I believe that the potential that I see in Chile and in Magallanes in the hydrocarbons industry is very high and very good. You have 8 trillion cubic feet of gas. And to give you an idea of ​​what that number means, I can say that it represents twice as much of what ENAP has extracted in the last 70 years, "he said.

Laporte participated in the second day of the Chilean Congress of Petroleum and Energy that takes place in the Hotel Dreams of Punta Arenas. "For me to be in Chile is an honor, because most of my university professors were Chileans and very good," he said with a little nostalgia.

- At the regional level, this potential is recognized, but the obstacle is oil prices and the costs that increase because we are far away.

"Magellan is far from the main centers of consumption, it is true. But today, Chile is selling gas to Argentina and Brazil that are interconnected markets and that allows them an option to distribute their gas by lowering their costs. "

"But my advice is that today, in the hydrocarbons sector, the key is to try not only to sell raw materials, but also products with added value such as the generation of a petrochemical industry and the basis for this type of Industry is gas. So the area could become an area that manufactures plastics and polyethylenes that are highly demanded by developed countries. "

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Remarks by Iván Martínez, Former Vice Minister of Infrastructure and Member of the Advisory Committee of ALAME, during the recent Colombian Conference of Renewable Energies, held in Cartagena.

The main sources of energy used in the modern world are the so-called thermal, hydraulic, nuclear and so-called alternatives. Colombia in gross numbers generates 70% of its electricity with large water (Dams depend on rainfall), 29.5% with thermal (turbines and engines that rely on fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas) and 0.5% with alternative (Small hydraulic plants, biomass, solar, wind and others).

While this matrix has allowed us to achieve the well-being we have today and for what we owe much, it is also true that these sources have caused and continue to cause damage to nature and our health. Thermals are an important cause of the so-called "greenhouse effect" that abnormally increases the planet's average temperature, some of which can cause respiratory inconvenience, air pollution and others. Hydraulics can significantly affect ecosystem equilibrium.

The question we must ask ourselves is: How will we face the growing demand for energy in Colombia? Burning more fuels and bringing pollution to levels that prevent our children from going to school as they already do in some areas of the world? Or damming more rivers by irreversibly attacking the stability of all eco systems in flooded areas? Or with nuclear plants that have caused so much terror in other latitudes?

That question has been answered by the most advanced societies unanimously: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. That is the answer. Renewable Energies are here to stay.


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