Uruguay maps out a route to pioneer “green” hydrogen

2021-04-09T11:56:53-03:00April 12, 2021|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , |

Uruguay wants to follow "the decarbonization route" by betting on green hydrogen with an eye on transport and industry, as part of a pilot plan to attract investment. Green hydrogen, a technology that is still under development, is “an important bet” for a country like Uruguay, which has “abundant” renewable energy and seeks to be [...]

Uruguay ranch first Latin American farm to receive Certified Humane label

2021-03-10T12:52:06-03:00March 10, 2021|Categories: Economy, Production and Energy|Tags: |

Ingleby Farms, an open range cattle ranch in Uruguay, is the first Certified Humane beef company in Latin America. The Certified Humane logo appears on its exported beef products and on products consumed locally in Uruguay, where seven farms with 60 employees are responsible for 17,000 head of cattle, raised open-range, without confinement. Uruguay differs from [...]

DISA becomes second largest retail player in Uruguay

2020-10-08T16:43:24-03:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

The Spanish group has acquired Petrobras' energy businesses in the country, including 88 gas stations. The entry into Uruguay brings the total number of DISA retail sites to over 930 locations. The energy company DISA continues its international expansion following the agreement reached with Brazil's Petrobras to acquire its fuel distribution, convenience shop, lube, fertilizer [...]

Uruguay’s grid operator, UTE, partners with Energy Web on blockchain-based innovation

2020-08-13T11:02:05-03:00August 13, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

Today Uruguay’s grid operator, Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), and Energy Web jointly announced a partnership to pursue blockchain-based solutions that will enable UTE to innovate and evolve under a variety of potential future scenarios. The to-be-developed solutions will leverage the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS), including the Energy Web Chain [...]

One of Greenest Utilities to Seek Backers for Uruguay Power Line

2020-06-22T12:28:15-03:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

Uruguay’s state-run electric utility plans to ask local pension funds and other investors to back development of a $250 million transmission line to make its grid more reliable and expand its ability to sell excess power to neighboring countries. The 240-kilometer (150-mile) line will be financed in part through a stock or bond offering early [...]

Renewable Energy in Uruguay Is Surpassing Expectations

2020-06-05T11:29:48-03:00June 5, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Production and Energy|Tags: , |

Positioned on the northern bank of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay is a nation that stands out greatly among its neighbors. Not only does the country have an excellent standard of living, but in many ways, it is a leader when it comes to renewable energy. Indeed, Uruguay has invested roughly $7 billion into [...]

Kemira Expands Uruguay Bleaching Chemicals

2020-05-28T14:55:28-03:00May 28, 2020|Categories: Economy, Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

Kemira will expand capacity in Uruguay for bleaching chemicals sodium chlorate and hydrogen peroxide to support a new long-term supply agreement with Finnish forest industry company UPM-Kymmene. “A key element of our Kemira strategy is to grow in pulp and bleaching applications where we have deep rooted global expertise,” commented Kemira’s president, pulp & paper, Kim Poulsen. [...]

Why Uruguay’s Unprecedented Shift to Clean Energy Is a Model for the World

2020-04-29T15:15:46-03:00April 29, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Production and Energy, Society|Tags: , , |

In terms of progressive ideas, Uruguay has always punched above its weight. It introduced a free, universal public education system in 1878, 40 years before the United States. Eventually, Uruguay blossomed into one of the most robust social welfare states in Latin America, with the region’s lowest income inequality. It was the first country in the world to [...]