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May 29, 2014
Brazil plans to increase the amount of biodiesel blended into diesel starting in July. President Dilma Rousseff signed on the provisional increases earlier this week, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-to-increase-its-biodiesel-blend-from-5-percent-to-7-percent_61380.html
May 29, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, says that its previously announced joint venture with Bunge has produced its first commercially saleable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-Bunge-renewable-oils-plant-begins-commercial-production-in-Brazil_61379.html
May 23, 2014
ExxonMobil, jointly with Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén (Ciudad de Neuquén, Argentina), have discovered oil and gas in an unconventional shale well in Neuquén...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/ExxonMobil-discovers-oil-and-gas-in-Argentine-shale-well_61299.html
May 23, 2014
Bolivian president Evo Morales has announced plans for a $1.8-billion petrochemical plant in the department of Tarija in southern Bolivia. The area has the largest proven natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bolivia-announces-$1-8-billion-petchems-project-update_61162.html
May 21, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) posted first-quarter net income of $81 million, down 46.5% year-on-year (YOY), as sales volumes from most business lines...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-net-income-down-more-than-46-percent-on-lower-sales_61193.html
May 19, 2014
Abbott Laboratories said on Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Latin American pharmaceutical company CFR Pharmaceuticals (Santiago), more than doubling the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Abbott-to-acquire-Latin-American-generic-drugs-producer-CFR-for-$3-billion_61119.html
May 15, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemicals business of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has posted Ebitda for the first quarter of 109 million reais ($49.2 million), up 35% year-on-year (YOY) mainly because...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-earnings-up-35-percent-on-weaker-Brazilian-currency-favorable-sales-mix_61083.html
May 9, 2014
Kemira said today that it has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's (Rio de Janeiro) new 1.5-million m.t./year pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-to-build-sodium-chlorate-plant-in-Brazil-to-supply-Klabins-pulp-mill_60958.html
May 9, 2014
AkzoNobel's Imperatriz Chemical Island at Imperatriz, Brazil, has become operational and started supplying the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill, in the northern part of the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/AkzoNobel-chemical-island-starts-up-in-Brazil-to-supply-pulp-industry_60965.html
May 9, 2014
DAK Americas Argentina (Zarate) has acquired CabelmaPET, a recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into food-grade recycled raw materials. The deal is subject to post-closing review by Argentina’s antitrust authorities....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/DAK-Americas-Argentina-acquires-PET-recycler_60925.html
May 8, 2014
Braskem's quarter-one net profit grew 70% year-on-year (YOY), to 396 million reais ($177.5 million), partly resulting from the sale of the water treatment unit at the Triunfo, Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-net-profit-up-70-percent-on-operational-efficiencies-divestments_60903.html
May 7, 2014
Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP; Santiago) will close its steam cracker at Hualpén, Chile, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary in the country will shutter its low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Reports-Dow-and-ENAP-to-close-units-in-Chile_60859.html
May 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering in cooperation with SOG - Oleo e Gás, a leading engineering company in Brazil, has been awarded a contract from Petrobras to build a new ammonia plant, UFN-5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyo-Engineering-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-Petrobras-in-Brazil_60852.html
May 6, 2014
PolyOne says it has appointed Uniflon Performance Additives (São Paulo) as distributor of its colorant chromatics high-temperature polymer formulation and colorant solutions in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PolyOne-appoints-Uniflon-as-distributor-of-colorant-chromatics-solutions-in-Brazil_60814.html
May 6, 2014
H.B. Fuller says it has opened a $10-million manufacturing facility at Rionegro, Colombia, about 36 kilometers east of Medellin, in order to support the expansion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Fuller-opens-manufacturing-facility-in-Colombia_60798.html
May 2, 2014
BASF today reported a 2% rise in first quarter net income to €1.48 billion ($2.05 billion) on 1.1% lower sales of €19.5 billion. Earnings before interest and tax (Ebit)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/BASF-plans-methane-to-propylene-investment-in-the-US-reports-higher-income_60752.html
May 1, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has joined forces with a number of other parties to form the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI). The new trade association brings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-and-partners-launch-Brazilian-industrial-biotech-association_60721.html
May 1, 2014
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says that first-quarter net revenue from the company's fertilizer business amounted to $533 million, down 26% from $721 million one year earlier. The company did...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-fertilizer-sales-down-26-percent_60722.html
April 30, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) has revamped its fertilizer blending unit at Porto Alegre, Brazil, and restarted operations there on 24 April, the company announced. The expansion boosts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-completes-revamp-of-fertilizer-blending-unit-in-Brazil_60692.html
April 29, 2014
Koch Fertilizer Trading's (Wichita, KS) Uruguayan subsidiary has opened a bonded warehouse in the port of Paranaguá, Brazil, Koch has announced. The facility—built, owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Koch-Fertilizer-opens-bonded-warehouse-in-Brazil_60657.html
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