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Marubeni Inks ETBE Deal with Braskem

3:23 PM MST | February 4, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Trading company Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into a contract with Compania Petroquimica do Sul (Copesul; Triunfo, Brazil), a Braskem subsidiary, to ship a cargo of 6,500 kiloliters (kl) of ethyl tert-butyl ether´╗┐ (ETBE) this month from Brazil to Japan Biofuels Supply, a cooperative business organization made up of Japanese refining companies. The shipment is part of a demonstration-scale program being conducted by Japan Biofuels Supply prior to the Japanese government’s goal of replacing 500,000 kl in crude-oil equivalent use in the transportation...

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