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November 9, 2015
Oxiteno (São Paolo) intends to build a $113 million, 170,000 m.t./year ethoxylation unit at its site in Pasadena, TX, more than doubling the original planned capacity. The company hopes to begin construction by the second quarter of 2016, with start-up to come in the fourth quarter of 2017. João Parolín, CEO, says the investment is part of a long-term plan to turn the Pasadena site into a large, integrated production facility capable of supplying the range of Oxiteno’s technology to the North American market....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-to-build-$113-million-170000-m-t-year-ethoxylation-plant-at-Pasadena-TX_75113.html
November 5, 2015
Braskem's third quarter net profit came to 1.48 billion reais ($391.9 million) compared with R$230 million a year earlier. If hedge accounting had not been adopted, Braskem would have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-net-profit-boosted-by-currency-hedging_75001.html
November 4, 2015
Renewable oils firm Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA) and Bunge (White Plains, NY) say they have expanded their joint venture to include food ingredients. Solazyme CEO Jonathan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-and-Bunge-expand-JV_74977.html
November 2, 2015
Braskem has amended a contract for the supply of naphtha with Petrobras, valid for 45 days, until 15 December, the company says. Braskem and Petrobras had been attempting to agree to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Petrobras-extend-naphtha-agreement-by-45-days_74889.html
November 2, 2015
Brazil's Federation of Oil Workers (FUP; Rio de Janeiro), the country's largest oil union began an open-ended strike on 1 November, interrupting Petrobras' upstream and downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-oil-workers-go-on-strike_74893.html
October 30, 2015
Fátima Coviello Ferreira. Brazil's chemical sector had its worst third quarter in nine years with negative trends in production volume, domestic sales, and national demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-industry-reports-worst-third-quarter-figures-in-nine-years_74858.html
October 28, 2015
Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Dow Chemical to sell its share in their 50-50 joint venture company, Santa Vitória...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-to-buy-out-Mitsui-and-Co-in-Brazil-bioethanol-JV-for-$200-million_74719.html
October 23, 2015

Styrolution has suspended development of an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) joint venture with Braskem, citing market conditions in Brazil and the rest of South America. “Sadly, the rapid deterioration of the business climate in the region has significantly increased market and project execution risk,” says Kevin McQuade, CEO, Styrolution.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Styrolution-puts-ABS-JV-with-Braskem-on-hold_74644.html
October 20, 2015
Metals and mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says that its potash production decreased 11% in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the corresponding period of last year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-potash-phosphate-rock-output-declines-in-third-quarter_74499.html
October 15, 2015
A fire broke out at Braskem's site at Santo Andre, Brazil at 16.30 local time on 14 October causing the site to be shut down, the company has announced. The incident occurred at one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Production-halted-at-Braskem-site-in-Brazil-following-fire_74421.html
October 8, 2015
The National Oil, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Agency (ANP; Brasilia) says that on 7 October in Rio de Janeiro it held the 13th bidding round for exploration blocks. A total of 266 blocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-ANP-awards-only-14-percent-of-onshore-and-offshore-blocks-auctioned-in-latest-bidding-round_74252.html
October 7, 2015
Petrobras has adjusted projections for investment and manageable operating expenses in 2015 and 2016 "to maintain its deleveraging goals and value-creation targets given new Brent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-announces-cuts-in-2015-16-investment-budget-operating-expenses_74220.html
October 6, 2015
Amyris's (Emeryville, CA) industrial-scale fermentation facility in Brotas, Brazil, is close to manufacturing its third unique fermentation product this year. This product represents...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-close-to-making-third-unique-fermentation-product-from-Brazil-operations_74194.html
September 29, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) says that Rodrigo Pinto is resigning from his role as CFO, v.p./finance, and corporate secretary of the company, effective 23 October. The reason for Pinto's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MBAC-CFO-resigns_74045.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Construction-of-natural-gas-processing-unit-halted-at-Petrobras-Comperj-project_74040.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-pledges-43-percent-reduction-in-GHG-emissions-by-2030_74013.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lonza-and-Italian-chemical-company-form-commercial-collaboration-in-South-America_73879.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Synthos-puts-Brazil-Nd-polybutadiene-project-on-hold_73848.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-enters-distribution-partnership-with-Brazil-cosmetics-retailer_73609.html
September 10, 2015
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver) has entered into an agreement with Mineração Batalha e Participações (MBP; Goiânia, Brazil) to acquire a majority stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuSolo-acquires-phosphate-asset-in-Brazil_73535.html
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