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November 10, 2008
The Shaw Group says that its Stone & Webster energy and chemicals unit has secured contracts to provide proprietary ethylene technology for a previously announced 1-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Picks-Stone-and-Webster-Cracker-Technology_15237.html
November 10, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will invest €45 million ($57.8 million) to build a 40,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at its Triunfo, Brazil complex. Construction is due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-to-Build-H2O2-Plant-in-Brazil_15238.html
November 10, 2008
Recent oil price volatility, anticipated growth in consumer demand for green plastics, and the relatively low cost of sugar cane-derived ethanol have caused a rush of investments in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Firms-Find-Brazil-Fertile-Ground-for-Green-Projects_15243.html
November 7, 2008
South America has experienced a period of relative stability in recent years with most countries enjoying strong currencies, enhanced consumer confidence, and sustained GDP growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/South-America-Sweet-Prospects-Hit-Sour-Note_15242.html
October 27, 2008
The Shaw Group says its energy and chemicals division has secured contracts for providing its proprietary ethylene technology for the 1 million m.t. ethylene complex to be built near...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Awards-Comperj-Technology-Contracts-to-Shaw_15034.html
October 20, 2008
Cereplast says it has signed a two-year contract to supply 2 million lbs of starch-based resin to single-use food service provider Canguru Embalagens (Brazil) and an unspecified...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cereplast-Inks-Brazilian-Supply-Deals_14842.html
September 26, 2008
Several companies have recently announced investments totaling about $4 billion in sugar cane-to-ethanol ventures in Brazil, including a joint venture of Bunge and Itochu to spend...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Firms-to-Invest-$4-Billion-in-Brazilian-Ethanol-by-2013_14456.html
September 8, 2008
Integrated Biodiesel Industries (IBI; São Paulo) says it will invest $300,000 to acquire a former chemical plant at Jau, Brazil and convert it into a 20,000-m.t./year glycerin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Biodiesel-Firm-Invests-in-Glycerin_14016.html
September 7, 2008
Gail India (New Delhi) plans to set up a ‘mega’ petrochemical plant in Colombia, and Reliance Industries could be a partner in the project, say reports. The project is in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Gail-India-Plans-Petchem-Project-in-Colombia_14087.html
August 26, 2008
Reliance Industries is in talks with Brazilian oil company Petrobras to set up two petrochemical joint ventures in Brazil, which could involve a total investment of up to $6 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reliance-Petrobras-Mull-Petchem-JVs-in-Brazil-Update_13749.html
August 21, 2008
Reliance Industries is in talks with Brazilian oil company Petrobras for setting up two petrochemical joint ventures in Brazil, which would involve a total investment of about $6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reliance-Petrobras-Mull-Petchem-JVs-in-Brazil_13732.html
August 18, 2008
Braskem (São Paulo) reported second-quarter net income up 36%, to R383 million ($244 million), compared with the year-ago period. Braskem attributes the increase primarily to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-Earnings-Rise-on-Favorable-Currency-Exchange-Rates_13605.html
August 18, 2008
Oxiteno parent company Grupo Ultra (Sáo Paulo) has agreed to purchase the Texaco brand fuels marketing business in Brazil from Chevron. Ultra will pay about $720 million for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ultra-Buys-Texaco-Brand-in-Brazil_13608.html
August 18, 2008
Braskem says it has signed an agreement with Brazil’s state-owned oil firm Petrobras and Peru’s state-owned oil firm PetroPeru to study a petrochemical complex in Peru. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Peru-and-Brazil-Jointly-Study-Petchem-Complex_13640.html
August 18, 2008
BASF says it has widened the scope of a previously announced divestment of the company's global styrenics business and has reorganized the activities in preparation for the sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Widens-Scope-of-Proposed-Styrenics-Sale_13687.html
August 12, 2008
U.K. government body the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA; St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K.) in its first monthly report on the supply of biofuels in the U.K. has identified that between mid-April...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Only-19-percent-of-U-K-Biofuels-Meet-Environmental-Standard_13549.html
July 22, 2008
Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) says it will expand capacity of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at Ipojuca, Brazil, from 450,000 m.t./year, to 650,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mossi-and-Ghisolfi-Expands-PET-in-Brazil_13077.html
July 14, 2008
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has appointed Bernardo Gradin as its new CEO, replacing Jose Carlos Grubisich, who will become CEO of Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) sugar and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Names-New-CEO_12961.html
July 1, 2008
Wenning: Big growth region. Bayer plans to invest about €100 million ($155 million) at sites in Brazil, its biggest market in Latin America, through the end of 2009, says CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-to-Invest-$155-Million-in-Brazil-Operations_12715.html
July 1, 2008
Hercules says it has acquired Logos Quimica (São Paulo), a supplier of specialty chemicals as well as technology and services for the pulp, paper, and coatings industries. Terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Hercules-Acquires-Brazilian-Firm_12720.html
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