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May 14, 2012
Shell has dropped plans with Iogen for the construction of a commercial-scale biofuel plant at Manitoba, Canada. The scrap of the planned larger-scale cellulosic ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Shell-Drops-Plans-with-Iogen-for-Biofuel-Plant_43410.html
May 8, 2012
H.B. Fuller says it will sell its Central American paints business to Grupo Mindial subsidiary Compania Global de Pinturas for $120 million. Fuller says business is no longer core to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Fuller-Sells-Central-American-Paints-Business_43281.html
April 27, 2012
Yara International (Oslo) says that in the first quarter it has achieved “healthy margins” and that sales volumes have returned to “normal levels.” Net income...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Yara-Reports-Strong-First-Quarter-Increases-Ownership-in-Ethiopian-Potash-Project_43066.html
April 27, 2012
Solvay says that Rhodia, its subsidiary, has signed an agreement with the National Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE; Campinas, Brazil), to develop chemical routes and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Rhodia-and-Brazilian-Research-Institute-Sign-Deal-to-Develop-Bio-Based-Chemistry-Based-on-Sugarcane_43058.html
April 26, 2012
Toyo Engineering and SOG Óleo e Gás (Rio de Janeiro), a leading Brazilian engineering company, have agreed to form a joint company to reinforce their operations in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyo-Engineering-Forms-Joint-Venture-in-Brazil_42954.html
April 23, 2012
Oxiteno (São Paulo) says it has completed its acquisition of Pasadena Property’s (Pasadena, TX) facilities for about $15 million, and will invest another $15 million to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-Completes-Acquisition-of-Pasadena-TX-Site_42894.html
April 18, 2012
Private equity firm Vision Capital (London) has acquired Vitopel (Buenos Aires), a leading producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film with plants in Argentina and Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vision-Capital-Buys-BOPP-Maker-Vitopel-ExxonMobil-May-Exit-the-Business_42715.html
April 17, 2012
The Argentine government has seized control of YPF, which is majority owned by Repsol (Madrid), in a move to nationalize the country’s largest oil and gas company. The takeover comes after several months of government pressure on the company to boost investments and output. The takeover would give the Argentine government access to YPF’s shale oil reserves and natural gas production in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Seizes-Control-of-YPF_42725.html
April 16, 2012
State-controlled energy company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) and mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) have agreed to study the joint development of projects in a range of sectors. They...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-and-Vale-to-Study-Joint-Potash-Fertilizer-Projects_42694.html
April 5, 2012
Solvay says it is developing, in partnership with Peróxidos do Brasil--a joint venture of Solvay and Produtos Quimicos Makay (Curitiba, Brazil)--a new concept of small...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-Codevelops-Small-Hydrogen-Peroxide-Units-for-on-Site-Production_42511.html
April 3, 2012
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have signed a definitive agreement to form a tailored oils joint venture at Bunge's Moema, Brazil facility. The site will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-Solazyme-Form-Triglycerides-JV_42452.html
April 2, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has appointed Fernando Musa CEO of Braskem America (Philadelphia), replacing Luiz de Mendonca, who will take the job of CEO at ETH Bioenergia, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Musa-to-Take-the-Helm-at-Braskem-America_42433.html
March 30, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has a signed a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to supply three compressor trains for the planned 1.05 million m.t./year Ethylene XXI complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mitsubishi-to-Supply-Compressor-Trains-for-Braskem-Idesa-Ethylene-XXI-Project_42403.html
March 26, 2012
Ongoing inaction to prevent global climate change will lead to irreversible environmental damage and curb economic growth, according to a report published today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/OECD-Inaction-on-Climate-Change-Would-Curb-Economic-Growth_42296.html
March 26, 2012
Syngenta says it has received regulatory approval to sell its quadruple-stacked corn seed in Argentina. The Agrisure Viptera 4 seed adds Syngenta’s MIR604 corn rootworm trait to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Approves-Syngenta-Corn-Trait_42286.html
March 22, 2012
Corn acreages are growing in Argentina, Syngenta says. Syngenta says it has received regulatory approval to sell its quadruple stacked corn seed in Argentina. The Agrisure Viptera 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Okays-Syngenta-Quadruple-Stack-Corn_42209.html
March 21, 2012
DuPont says it has opened a new innovation center yesterday, at Paulinia, Brazil. The center provides an environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuPont-Opens-Innovation-Center-in-Brazil_42151.html
March 15, 2012
H.B. Fuller and Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil) have agreed to a distribution agreement aimed at the flexible packaging market, the companies say. Financial terms of the deal have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/H-B-Fuller-Signs-Packaging-Distribution-Agreement_42055.html
March 15, 2012
Braskem swung to a fourth-quarter net loss of R$201 million ($112 million), compared with profit of R$356 million ($198 million) in the year-ago period. The loss was due to declining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Swings-to-Loss_42032.html
March 14, 2012
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) reported fourth quarter earnings of $158.9 million, up 33% from the year-ago quarter, on sales  up about 7%, to $538.9 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/SQM-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-Earnings-up-33-percent_41860.html
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