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May 9, 2013
Bioflex Agroindustrial (São Miguel dos Campos, Brazil) has secured 300.3 million reais ($149.5 million) in financing from the Brazilian Development Bank (Rio de Janeiro) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazilian-firm-secures-financing-toward-construction-of-commercial-scale-second-generation-bioethanol-plant_51879.html
May 7, 2013
Distributor Univar says it has appointed Marco Antonio Quirino as its new president of Univar Brazil. Quirino will manage the company’s Brazil business and operations and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Univar-appoints-new-president-of-Brazil-operations_51800.html
May 2, 2013
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) is planning to invest heavily in Latin America across various industries including petrochemicals, according to various media reports. Projects the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Odebrecht-bids-for-gas-pipeline-in-Peru-to-supply-Pacific-coast-petchem-complex_51665.html
May 1, 2013
Wolf Group (Tallin) has acquired a 40% stake in Elasteq do Brasil (São Paolo), the group announced.  Elasteq specializes in the manufacture and sale of waterproofing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Estonias-Wolf-Group-acquires-stake-in-Brazil-sealants-producer_51632.html
April 30, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) has signed an agreement with the Argentinean government and trade unions, allowing the company to quit the Rio Colorado potash project in the province of Mendoza...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Vale-signs-agreement-to-exit-Argentina-potash-project_51546.html
April 26, 2013
Brazil has proposed a set of tax cuts to boost its petrochemical and ethanol sectors, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry (Brasilia) issued on 24 April. One of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-cuts-taxes-to-support-petchem-and-ethanol-makers_51495.html
April 26, 2013
Chemical production in Argentina was up 2.6% during the first quarter of this year compared with the same quarter in 2012, according to figures released by state statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-chemicals-output-up-2-6-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51529.html
April 25, 2013
Brazil's petrochemical production increased by 7.72% during March 2013 compared with March last year, according to the latest set of figures published by industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-petrochemical-production-up-7-7-percent-during-March_51445.html
April 25, 2013
Construction has started at Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos's (YPFB; La Paz) previously announced ammonia and urea project in the department of Cochabamba...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bolivias-YPFB-breaks-ground-on-urea-project_51441.html
April 24, 2013
Brazil has proposed a set of tax cuts to boost its petrochemical sector and ethanol sector, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry (Brasilia) issued on Wednesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-proposes-measures-to-stimulate-the-petrochemical-and-ethanol-industries_51399.html
April 24, 2013
Invista has announced the start-up of a specialty Lycra production line at its Shanghai manufacturing complex. The facility is designed to produce the company’s T837 Lycra HyFit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Invista-commissions-specialty-Lycra-plant-at-Shanghai-advances-with-similar-unit-in-Brazil_51393.html
April 22, 2013
The Argentinean government has launched a negotiation process to protect the workers, including subcontracted personnel, at Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) Rio Colorado potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Argentina-launches-process-to-protect-workers-at-Vales-Rio-Colorado-potash-project-site_51324.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 17, 2013
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has completed a C$51.7-million ($50.5 million) private placement of shares. A total of 23.48 million shares were issued and sold at C$2.20/share. The shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Canadas-MBAC-Fertilizer-completes-C$51-7-million-private-placement-for-Brazil-phosphate-project_51223.html
April 16, 2013
Argentinean biofuel exports have shrunk by a half so far this year, according to statistics published by Carbio, the Argentinean biodiesel chamber. During the first quarter of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-biodiesel-exports-drop-by-almost-50-percent-during-first-quarter_51201.html
April 15, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-polypropylene_51138.html
April 12, 2013
Praxair says its White Martins subsidiary has started up a new air separation plant (ASU) in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The plant will supply Eldorado Celulose e Papel, the world’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-up-ASU-in-Brazil-for-pulp-mill_51154.html
April 12, 2013
The European Union says it will track Argentinean and Indonesian biodiesel imports in the coming months as part of an antidumping investigation launched by the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/EU-to-track-Argentinean-and-Indonesian-biodiesel-imports-following-launch-of-antidumping-investigation_51150.html
April 12, 2013
Pacific Potash (Vancouver, BC) has completed a private placement equity placement of C$2.25 million ($2.2 million) to fund an exploratory drilling program planned for summer 2013 in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Pacific-Potash-completes-$2-25-million-private-placement-to-fund-exploratory-drilling-in-Brazilian-potash-claims_51151.html
April 12, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will start a training program for the employees of its Idesa plant in Nanchital, Mexico, in May. A total of 400 industrial workers will have to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-start-training-of-workers-for-its-Mexican-petrochemical-complex_51148.html
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