Productive Synergy and Processes with Lower Environmental Impact
One of our company’s main advantages is the synergy resulting from the production of a large variety of products based on two strategic and plentiful natural resources, sodium nitrate and brine, involving a low production cost structure and high level of technological development.
On the other hand, the main energy source used in these production processes is solar energy, which is fundamental for using solar evaporation ponds. An important part of the total energy required comes directly from the sun; therefore, being located in the Atacama Desert, a place with a high rate of evaporation, becomes an advantage.
¨Currently, SQM has more than 3,000 hectares of sun ponds, which allow capturing a large amount of solar energy, representing approximately 91% of total energy used in our operations¨