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February 13, 2013
The petrochemical portion of the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) project at Itaborai, Brazil, will eventually require an investment of more than $5 billion, says Carlos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Braskems-investment-in-Comperj-petchem-project-valued-at-more-than-$3-2-billion_49739.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 6, 2013
Brazil biofuels firm ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) says it has changed its name to Odebrecht Agroindustrial, part of its parent company's corporate strategy to better align it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ETH-Bioenergia-becomes-Odebrecht-Agroindustrial_49603.html
February 6, 2013
Brazilian production of industrial chemicals was up by 2.89% in 2012 compared with the year before, according to preliminary figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Abiquim-Brazils-chemical-production-up-by-2-89-percent-in-2012_49597.html
February 4, 2013
Agrochemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that its wholly owned seed and traits subsidiary Nuseed has acquired a 51% stake in Atlantica Sementes (Curitiba, Brazil), a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Nufarm-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-seeds-firm_49527.html
February 1, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has made the first commercial shipment of Biofene-brand farnesene from a purpose-built facility. The company, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-reaches-commercial-milestone-for-biobased-farnesene_49507.html
January 31, 2013
Regulation and sustainability issues are topping agendas at international trade associations for makers of cleaning chemicals, association executives said yesterday at a panel at ACI's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ACI-2013-Regulation-sustainability-top-global-trade-group-agenda_49461.html
January 25, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says it has not suspended its Rio Colorado potash project at Mendoza, Argentina, but that it has instead extended construction workers' end-of-year break while it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-denies-suspension-of-Argentina-potash-project_49343.html
January 23, 2013
Monsanto says it has reached a compromise with Brazilian farmers in a legal dispute that has disrupted royalty collections for the company's first-generation Roundup Ready (RR1)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Monsanto-reaches-compromise-with-Brazilian-soybean-farmers-in-RR1-royalties-dispute_49237.html
January 23, 2013
Brazil’s chemical industry association Abiquim (São Paulo) has announced that the country's chemical trade deficit in 2012 reached $28.1 billion, the highest registered to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-Abiquim-confirms-record-$28-1-billion-chemical-trade-deficit_49214.html
January 22, 2013
Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro) is investing 600 million reais ($293 million) in biotechnology company GraalBio Investimentos. The funds will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-BNDES-invests-$293-million-in-cellulosic-ethanol-producer_49197.html
January 17, 2013
Renewable oils firm Solazyme and agribusiness giant Bunge say their tailored oils joint venture has received approval from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) for R245,699,000 ($120...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-and-Bunge-renewable-oils-jv-secures-$120-million-in-financing_49042.html
January 11, 2013
Methanex says it expects to idle its Chile operation located at Cabo Negro, in March 2013 because of anticipated insufficient natural gas supply. Methanex is currently operating one...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Methanex-to-temporarily-shut-operations-in-Chile_48913.html
January 9, 2013
Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary White Martins has started up a new air separation plant at Alagoas, Brazil. Praxair will supply nitrogen and oxygen to Braskem as a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-up-ASU-for-Braskems-PVC-unit-in-Brazil_48854.html
January 4, 2013
Braskem has sold a water treatment affiliate and a majority stake in a waste treatment firm to Odebrecht Environmental (São Paulo) for a combined R652 million ($318 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-sells-water-waste-treatment-assets-for-$318-million_48729.html
January 3, 2013
Dow Chemical tells CW in a statement that it is postponing the second phase of its Santa Vitória, Brazil, biobased polyethylene (PE) project with Mitsui & Co. Dow and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-postpones-green-PE-project-in-Brazil_48690.html
December 21, 2012
The Ultrapar Group, parent company of Oxiteno (São Paulo), has announced it plans invest a total of 1.44 billion reais ($676 million) in 2013. The Ultrapar group also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-2013-investments-focus-on-US-Mexico_48604.html
December 20, 2012
Braskem Idesa (Mexico City), a joint venture of Brazil’s Braskem, and Mexico’s Grupo Idesa, say they have received final approval for a total of $3.2 billion in financing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-finalizes-$3-2-billion-in-financing-for-Ethylene-XXI_48522.html
December 19, 2012
Four companies are in competition to acquire Innova, the Brazilian styrenics firm owned by Petrobras, according to Valor Económico, a leading financial newspaper in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Firms-compete-to-acquire-Petrobras-styrenics-unit_48500.html
December 19, 2012
Brazil state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says it has entered into an agreement with mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) to acquire Araucária Nitrogenados, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-to-acquire-Vales-Araucaria-Nitrogenados-for-$234-million_48497.html
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