Winds Of Change Blow Uruguay Toward Energy Independence

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, creative class, foreign investment, real estate, technology, uruguay, visionaries

With presidential elections inching ever closer in Uruguay, the candidates are plastering the capital city of Montevideo with campaign billboards promising a better life and a brighter future. And while most of these adverts feature the requisite, Photoshopped images of the candidates with perfectly-coiffed hair and million-dollar smiles, the most powerful and effective billboard features a lone wind turbine spinning …

Uruguay Forestry Sector Producing Record Electric Power Generation

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Uruguay’s forestry boom continues to attract record levels of foreign investment in timberland, state-of-the-art pulp mills and biomass power plants. And just as the sector is giving back to Uruguay in the form of widespread conservation and reforestation efforts, timber company power projects are now giving the country something it needs to be more competitive: sustainable and affordable energy. The …

US$2 Billion Montes del Plata Pulp Mill Begins Production In Uruguay

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, technology, uruguay

Another important chapter in Uruguay’s rapid timber evolution began yesterday when the Montes del Plata pulp mill commenced production in Colonia. The state-of-the-art cellulose plant is the largest industrial project in Uruguay’s history and required an investment of six years and over US$2 billion. Montes del Plata is a joint venture between Chilean forestry company, Arauco, and Finnish pulp and …