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September 29, 2015
Construction work at a natural gas processing unit (NGPU) that forms part of Petrobras's Comperj refinery project at Itaboraí, Brazil, has been halted, according to various...
September 28, 2015
Brazil has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2025 and 43% by 2030. Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, made the announcement in a speech Sunday at the plenary...
September 24, 2015
Lonza says that its consumer care business unit has entered into a long-term commercial collaboration with chemical company Lamberti (Gallarate, Italy), under which Lonza will have...
September 23, 2015
Synthos's (Oswiecim, Poland) previously announced $170-million Nd-polybutadiene rubber project at Triunfo, Brazil, has been put on hold owing to uncertainty surrounding the...
September 11, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has entered into a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive distribution and reseller agreement with Contém 1G (São João da Boa Vista...
September 10, 2015
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver) has entered into an agreement with Mineração Batalha e Participações (MBP; Goiânia, Brazil) to acquire a majority stake...
September 7, 2015
Braskem (São Paulo) and Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) have signed a further extension to their contract, under which Petrobras supplies naphtha feedstock to Braskem. The...
September 2, 2015
In a notice issued on 1 September, Braskem (São Paulo) says it is “finalizing the execution of a new short-term contractual amendment” securing a supply of naphtha from Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro). “The company’s management does not foresee any interruption in its operations,” says Braskem. The company did not release details of the agreement....
August 26, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to establish a research center at São Paulo. The center will be called Latin America Research Center, and it will focus on efficacy...
August 20, 2015
Brazil's domestic sales index of industrial chemical product usage declined by 4.04% year-on-year (YOY) over the first six months of 2015, according to the country's chemical industry...
August 17, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has released its financial results and said it is in exclusive negotiations with an investment fund active in the fertilizer industry and that has submitted...
August 11, 2015
PotashCorp says that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 9.5% stake in Fertilizantes Heringer (Viana, Brazil) and concluded a long-term potash supply agreement with...
August 6, 2015
Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco will have its first biorefinery, producing biobased kerosene and diesel. The investment to develop the Plataforma Pernambucana de Bioquerosene...
August 6, 2015
Oxiteno, the petrochemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), says that its second-quarter Ebitda more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to 203.0 million reais, on sales up...
August 6, 2015
Braskem reports a net profit of 1.06 billion reais ($303.1 million)  in the second quarter, up from R$124 million one year earlier. The results benefited from a good operational...
August 3, 2015
Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES; Rio de Janeiro) and Finep (Brasília), a development agency of the country's ministry of science, technology...
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
July 24, 2015
Braskem (São Paulo) and Tecon Rio Grande (Rio Grande, Brazil), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilson Sons (Hamilton, Bermuda), have signed a partnership to resume moving...
July 22, 2015
The board of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that the company is considering "strategic alternatives" for its wholly owned fuel-distribution subsidiary, Petrobras...
July 22, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that an internal investigation committee has found irregularities in the approval process of a July 2009 contract to provide Braskem...
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