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Dow postpones green PE project in Brazil

11:26 AM MST | January 2, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

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 Mitsui said that they would form a 50-50 joint venture to build and co-own a 240,000-m.t./year ethanol plant at Dow's existing sugarcane operation at Santa Vitória. A separate memorandum of understanding stipulated how Dow and Mitsui would expand the sugarcane and ethanol venture to include additional mill capacity, and ethylene and PE production units. "The decision to...

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