You can almost hear brooks babbling and the ocean heaving a sigh as one speaks the words… “AQUA. AGUA. WATER.”
And across the cities and towns and farms and fisheries dotting the Bay of Concepción Talcahuano (“talkaˈwano”) on the sun-kissed shores of South Central Chile’s Pacific Coast — Agua. Aqua. Water. — is the sound of the future.
From seaweed harvests for export by women-owned micro-businesses to mountain-fed streams and rivers that nourish agriculture and livelihoods to emerging opportunities for hydroponic and aquaponic production that will provide year-round food for domestic and international enterprise and export — clean water is a fundamental part of the green future of Chile and Chileans.
EPIC ESG’s partnership at the Talcahuano Terminal at the Bay of Concepcion Chile is engaging clean energy innovation technologies alongside a coalition of stakeholders to build a first-of-its-kind Maritime Terminal for the regasification of natural gas in South Central Chile. The project will return clean, affordable natural gas to South Central Chile as a transition-energy energy alternative to existing high-carbon energy sources currently in use.
The terminal project is the first stage of a multi-stage approach that will help restore Chile’s once pristine air and waters while building new agriculture, micro-business, and equitable economies as part of Chile’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
When in full operation, additional phases will continue to introduce new clean energy innovation — including pyrolysis installations that will convert plastic and biomass waste into eco-friendly agricultural products and clean energy industries that will reclaim Chile’s oceans and pristine waterways. This EPIC ESG clean energy partnership generates environmental progress and renewal for the region’s people, farmlands, mountains, businesses, forests, waterways, and skies.
EPIC ESG continues the work of creating more AQUA stories around the globe alongside innovation partners who are helping build circular life cycles that transform biowaste into energy that in turn creates feedstock for fish that in turn produce wastes that are used to nourish tomatoes.
These circular efficiencies are part of sustainable energy chains that support one another in symbiotic partnership and generate social, financial, and equitable impact as farmers and fishermen discover new ways to farm and fish without harming the planet.
These are the stories EPIC ESG likes to tell. And will tell our children and their children. And they guarantee that we will be able to tell the story for generations to come — powering the world for good.