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February 24, 2015
The construction of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos' (YPFB; La Paz) previously announced fertilizer complex at Bulo Bulo, Bolivia, is advancing and is 64.4% complete, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bolivias-YPFB-fertilizer-project-64-percent-complete_68040.html
February 23, 2015
Braskem has not yet approved its 2015 investment budget, and the company's board has decided to take a couple of extra months to refine it because of the volatility in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-board-yet-to-approve-2015-budget-future-of-Comperj-petchems-project-uncertain_68005.html
February 19, 2015
Evogene's (Rehovot, Israel) wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel; and Insolo Agroindustrial (Sao Paulo) have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evogene-signs-castor-bean-collaboration-deal-with-Brazilian-agribusiness-firm_67889.html
February 16, 2015
Plant Impact Plc today announced that it has signed an agreement with Bayer CropScience to develop yield-enhancing technologies for soy cultivation.  The agreement encompasses a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-CropScience-and-Plant-Impact-sign-soy-deal-covering-the-Americas_67815.html
February 12, 2015
Braskem swung to a net loss of 24 million reais ($8.4 million) during the last quarter of 2014; the company broke even in the same quarter of 2013.  Over the whole of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-loss-in-the-fourth-quarter_67757.html
February 9, 2015
The Petrobras board has approved the election—with a majority vote—of Aldemir Bendine as CEO of Petrobras, replacing Maria das Graças Silva Foster, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-elects-new-CEO-CFO_67649.html
February 5, 2015
Low water levels at hydroelectric dams are putting Brazil at risk of increasingly frequent power cuts, a development that is likely to hurt energy-intensive sectors such as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lack-of-rain-threatens-Brazils-petchem-industry_67535.html
February 5, 2015
Brazil's state-owned oil firm Petrobas said today that CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster, along with five other executives, will step down effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-CEO-and-five-other-executives-resign_67504.html
February 4, 2015
Syngenta today reported fourth-quarter integrated—but excluding lawn and garden—sales of $3.47 billion, 8.0% up on the year-earlier quarter and up 12% at constant exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-reports-virtually-unchanged-earnings-on-higher-sales-expects-unchanged-results-in-2015_67475.html
February 3, 2015
Sumitomo Corp. has acquired a 65% share of Agro Amazonia Produtos Agropecuarios (Cuiaba, Brazil), a distributor of farm and livestock supplies—including agricultural chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sumitomo-Corp-acquires-65-percent-stake-in-Brazil-agchem-fertilizer-distributor_67450.html
February 2, 2015
Lubrizol says that it has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica (Paulínia, Brazil), a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lubrizol-acquires-Brazilian-firm-EcoQuimica_67400.html
January 29, 2015
Fortaleza, a Bostik (Paris) subsidiary, has opened a manufacturing facility at Queimados, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bostik-opens-adhesives-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_67311.html
January 29, 2015
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Sinopec have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intention of forming a partnership to develop projects in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/YPF-Sinopec-plan-oil-and-gas-JV-in-Argentina_67315.html
January 26, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has put its Itafós Arraias, Brazil, operations into minimum production mode to conserve working capital because now is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-fertilizer-producer-ponders-mothballing-operations-partnering-or-divesting-assets_67204.html
January 23, 2015
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-acquires-stake-in-Brazilian-health-and-personal-care-firm-Beraca_67161.html
January 22, 2015
Petrobras reiterated yesterday that supply to the market would not be affected by a recent explosion at the company’s Landulfo Alves refinery in Bahia State, Brazil. The refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-says-refinery-blast-will-not-impact-supply_67080.html
January 19, 2015
Praxair says it is changing its exchange rate to line up with the Sicad II rate of 50 bolivars to the dollar rather than government's official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Praxair-to-shift-exchange-rate-for-Venezuela-operations_66970.html
January 19, 2015
Brazil's chemical trade deficit totaled about $31.2 billion in 2014—approximately $400 million below estimates disclosed by the country's chemical industry association (Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-down-2-4-percent-in-2014_66968.html
January 16, 2015
Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in Brazil—a collaborative effort to establish further the aviation biofuel industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Boeing-Embraer-in-biobased-aviation-fuel-R-and-D-partnership_66935.html
January 16, 2015
Petrobras concluded the first naphtha shipment out of the company's newly completed Abreu e Lima refinery, in Brazil, earlier this week. The naphtha delivery is for Braskem, Petrobras...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-ships-first-naphtha-cargo-from-new-Brazil-refinery_66931.html
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