Chile’s President Visits AML’s Laboratory in Viña Del Mar

On July 17, 2015 Chile’s President, Michelle Bachelet, accompanied by the Minister of Ecomomics, Development and Tourism, Luis Felipe Céspedes; the Mayor of Valparaiso, Ricardo Bravo and the Mayor of Viña del Mar, Virginia Reginato, toured the laboratories and facilities which house AML’s Impact Innovation Alliance and its joint venture partner Advanced Innovation Center – Chile. The center’s director, Alfredo Zolezzi, hosted the visit.

The innovation center provides unique capabilities and technologies for research and development aimed at addressing high impact applications for energy, water and the environment. Core technologies such as superconductivity, magnetics and plasma are currently being applied for the development of potable water sanitization systems and industrial wastewater treatment solutions.

The President addressed the innovation team members and press where she stressed the importance of innovation which – “in addition to a technical or scientific value, has great value for the community, because they generate economic, social and environmental impact. There is no doubt achieving this virtuous combination is the greatest merit of the project led by Alfredo Zolezzi.”

Photos courtesy of the Government of Chile

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