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June 29, 2011
BASF Crop Protection and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa; Brasilia), a leading Brazilian agricultural research institute, have signed an agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-and-Embrapa-Sign-Brazilian-Agchems-Cooperation_35838.html
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ethanol tax subsidies, reversing course on what has been a long-standing political imperative led by U.S. lawmakers representing farm states. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/U-S-Lawmakers-Vote-to-Repeal-Ethanol-Tax-Subsides_35604.html
June 6, 2011
Cargill says it has opened a food and beverage industry application center at Sao Paulo, Brazil. The R$20 million ($12.6 million) facility includes laboratories dedicated to flavors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cargill-Opens-Application-Lab-in-Brazil_35313.html
June 2, 2011
Shell and Cosan say they have launched their previously announced $12-billion ethanol and transportation fuel joint venture in Brazil, creating the country’s third-largest fuel company. The jv, named Raizen, will produce and sell over 2 billion liters of sugarcane-based ethanol and distribute over 20 billion liters of other industrial and transport fuels through Shell-branded stations annually. Raizen is also expected to export ethanol to key markets in coming years, Shell and Cosan say....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Shell-and-Cosan-Launch-Brazilian-Ethanol-Joint-Venture_35248.html
June 2, 2011
Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil will remain shut following a chlorine leak and subsequent pipeline rupture on May 21 and May 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Chlor-Alkali-Unit-Remains-Offline-Following-Accident_35244.html
May 31, 2011
Invista says it will invest over $100 million to build a spandex fiber plant at its facility in Paulínia, Brazil. The plant is due onstream in late 2012. Capacity was not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Invista-To-Build-Spandex-Fiber-Plant-in-Brazil_35121.html
May 24, 2011
 Sigma-Aldrich has acquired Vetec Quimica Fina (Xerem, Brazil) to broaden its distribution channel in  Latin America. Vetec provides technical qualification, purification...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sigma-Aldrich-Buys-Latin-American-Specialty-Chemicals-Firm_35011.html
May 23, 2011
Braskem says it has opened a new office in Singapore, the company’s first office in Asia. The new office will enable Braskem to provide more personal services to its clients in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Opens-Office-in-Singapore_34979.html
May 12, 2011
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into a long-term purchase agreement with Braskem for butadiene. This long-term contract is valued at about $550 million, Marubeni says. Braskem is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Marubeni-and-Braskem-Sign-Deal-for-Butadiene_34787.html
May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Joins-OECD-Chemical-Data-Program_34798.html
April 12, 2011
Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has instructed state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) to help stabilize ethanol prices by raising production, a two year project that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Steps-Up-Ethanol-Production-to-Stem-Soaring-Prices_34067.html
April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
April 8, 2011
Braskem says it has begun construction of a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil. The plant will involve an investment of R$1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Invests-$633-Million-to-Build-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_34012.html
April 1, 2011
Braskem-Idesa, a joint venture between Braskem and Idesa (Mexico City), has awarded a contract  to Technip to build its world scale ethylene plant in Mexico. The project, dubbed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-Awards-Mexican-Ethylene-Plant-Contract-to-Technip_33862.html
March 22, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has entered into a deal with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a sugar and ethanol firm based in  São Paulo, Brazil, to construct a farnesene fermentation and separation unit unit at  Paraíso’s São Paulo site....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Signs-Fifth-Manufacturing-Deal_33626.html
March 17, 2011
Braskem reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of R$356 million ($213.4 million), compared with a loss of R$1.4 billion in the same period of 2009. Fourth-quarter Ebitda rose 37%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Higher-Selling-Prices-Boost-Braskems-Profits_33507.html
March 16, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Powercore genetically modified corn. The technology is the first five-gene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CTNBio-Clears-Dow-Stacked-Trait-Seed_33486.html
March 16, 2011
Cabot says it plants to spend more than $180 million through 2013 to expand carbon black production capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cabot-to-Boost-Global-Carbon-Black-Capacity-by-15-percent_33467.html
March 11, 2011
BP has agreed to pay $680 million to acquire 83%  of the shares of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA; Sao Paulo) from Açúcar e...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BP-Buys-Brazilian-Ethanol-and-Sugar-Producer-Expands-Biofuels-Business_33370.html
March 10, 2011
BASF says it is exploring opportunities in Brazil to build an acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers manufacturing complex. The company has signed a memorandum of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Plans-Acrylic-Acid-Butyl-Acrylate-and-Superabsorbents-Complex-in-Brazil_33344.html
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