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VENEZUELA

Pequiven, Braskem, Odebrecht to build ammonia production, urea granulation plant in Venezuela
Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven), Braskem, and construction company Norberto Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) will build an ammonia and granulated urea plant at Pequiven's José Antonio Anzoátegui, Venezuela manufacturing complex, Pequiven...

Cytec opens mining chemicals technical center in Chile
Cytec Industries says it has opened an expanded office and lab facility at Santiago. The facility houses sales, technical service, and support experts. “The mining industry in Latin America is growing significantly, and we are now even more equipped...

Pequiven starts up ammonia plant
Production has started at  Petroquímica de Venezuela's (Pequiven; Valencia, Venezuela) new 1,800-m.t./day ammonia plant at the Morón petrochemical complex in Carabobo State, Venezuela, the company has announced. The plant uses reformed...

Pequiven to invest $4 billion to develop new plastics capacity
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will increase installed plastics capacity to 2.02 million m.t./year, from...

Ecuador examines options to build its first urea facility
Ecuador has outlined two alternatives for building the country's first urea production facility, according to a feasibility study published by the country's preinvestment institute INP (Quito) earlier this week. Urea is the main nitrogen-based fertilizer used...

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BRAZIL

Biotech firm Ceres to expand sorghum, sugarcane research in Brazil under innovation grant
Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum and sugarcane, the company announced today. The programs will now be funded...

Air Liquide to invest €40 million in new ASU unit in Brazil
Air Liquide will invest close to €40 million ($53.9 million) in an air separation unit (ASU) that will supply paper maker Klabin's factory at Ortigueira --as well as to another site in Telêmaco Borba, both in the state of Paraná...

Syngenta expands Plene sugarcane platform with new agreement
Syngenta today announced plans to broaden and scale up its Plene platform of integrated sugarcane solutions. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with New Energy Farms, Syngenta will access Crop Expansion Encapsulation and Drilling System (Ceeds), an...

Evonik confirms plans for precipitated silicas plant in Brazil
Evonik Industries has confirmed plans to build a previously announced plant to produce precipitated silicas at Americana, Brazil, near São Paulo. Evonik says it is investing "a mid-double-digit million-euro amount" in the facility, which is...

Celanese to expand its long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic production in Brazil
Celanese will expand its manufacturing facilities at Suzano, Brazil, to include long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production, the company announced today. The new capacity is expected to be operational by mid-2015. Celanese already compounds...

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ARGENTINA

Brazil's antitrust authority challenges Braskem's acquisition of Indupa
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business in South America, declaring the deal is potentially anticompetitive, CADE...

Report: Marubeni eyes Argentina's Rio Colorado potash project
Marubeni is interested in taking over a potash project at Rio Colorado, Argentina that was previously being developed by Vale (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from Argentine news source Página 12. Vale held the concession rights to develop and...

Argentina to exempt biodiesel from 41% consumption tax
Argentina will exempt local biodiesel production from a 41% consumption tax, following a vote in the Argentine congress late last week. The exemption is valid until 31 December 2015, although the executive body may opt to extend it until 2024. The tax...

ExxonMobil discovers oil and gas in Argentine shale well
ExxonMobil, jointly with Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén (Ciudad de Neuquén, Argentina), have discovered oil and gas in an unconventional shale well in Neuquén Province, Argentina, ExxonMobil says. “Not all shales are alike, so...

SQM's net income down more than 46% on lower sales
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) posted first-quarter net income of $81 million, down 46.5% year-on-year (YOY), as sales volumes from most business lines decreased, with the exception of lithium and derivatives. Pretax profit was...

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