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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

Amyris resumes farnesene production in Brazil, prepares to make patchouli
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has resumed production at its industrial fermentation plant at Brotas, Brazil, following a planned maintenance and upgrade period, the company announced today. The plant produces farnesene for a range of applications and, following the...

Mosaic acquires ADM's fertilizer distribution businesses in Brazil and Paraguay
Mosaic agreed to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. The price assumes the delivery of $150 million in working capital at closing, the company says. Under the agreement terms, Mosaic...

Archroma appoints emulsions and Americas head
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions business of Clariant, has appointed Miguel De Bellis to the post of president/emulsion products and Americas, based at São Paulo, effective 1 April, the company announced today...

BASF expands production of waterborne automotive coatings in Brazil
BASF says it has invested €2.5 million ($3.47 million) in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service Brazil’s automotive industry with waterborne automotive coatings. The goal is...

Lanxess opens high-tech plastics plant in Brazil
Lanxess's Porto Feliz site. Lanxess says it has opened its previously announced, new, high-tech plastics plant at the company’s site at Porto Feliz, Brazil. Lanxess has invested about €20 million ($28 million) in the facility, which will have...

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ARGENTINA

Chevron, YPF ink agreement to continue cooperation on shale oil and gas development
Chevron has signed agreements with energy company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) to develop shale oil and gas resources from the Vaca Muerta formation located in Neuquén Province, Argentina. "Vaca Muerta could become an...

SQM reports no structural damage to its facilities from Chile earthquake
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM, Santiago) suffered no structural damage to its facilities following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook most of northern Chile and southern Peru yesterday, the company announced today after a preliminary...

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...

Gevo to license its biobased isobutanol technology to Argentine firm
Gevo (Douglas County, CO) and Porta Hermanos (Córdoba, Argentina) have signed a letter of intent for Porta Hermanos to become the exclusive licensee in Argentina of Gevo's GIFT renewable isobutanol production technology, Gevo says. "Commercial...

Bayer CropScience acquires biological seed treatment firm Biagro
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Biagro Group (Gral Las Heras, Argentina), a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment solutions. Biagro, established in 1984, has approximately 140 employees and...

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