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Brazil's Raizen launches second-generation ethanol plant, mulls new contracts

Brazil's Raizen inaugurated its second cellulosic ethanol plant as part of a plan in which four more production units will be opened by the 2025/26 harvest.

HIF Global selects Johnson Matthey’s methanol technology for the largest e-methanol plant in South America

Johnson Matthey has been selected by HIF Global as the methanol licensor for HIF Global’s $4-B Paysandú eFuels project in Uruguay, the largest e-methanol plant in South America.

HIF Global secures nearly $165-MM in investments to develop eFuels

HIF Global announced a combined investment from existing shareholders and the Japanese energy company Idemitsu Kosan, securing $164 MM to fund its eFuels projects.

Ethylene downcycle puts nearly 25% of capacity at risk of closure

A series of unprecedented challenges to the global ethylene industry means that as much as 24% of global capacity is now under some threat of permanent closure according to new research by Wood Mackenzie.

Heavy oil shortages are driving up refiners' cost

Mexican export cuts and a rerouting of Canadian output are shrinking already limited supplies of heavy crude in the Atlantic basin, driving up refiners' costs with a likely knock-on effect to industries ranging from shipping and construction to Middle Eastern power plants.

ADNOC terminates talks to buy stake in Brazil's Braskem

Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem said that Abu Dhabi oil company ADNOC has decided to terminate talks to buy a stake held by conglomerate Novonor in the firm.

UAE's Mubadala Capital plans $13.5-B biofuels investment in Brazil

Mubadala Capital, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company, is planning a $13.5-B investment in Brazil's biofuels sector over the next decade.

Global Project Data

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) database is tracking more than 1,200 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

Brazil's Timbro to export 40% more sugar, enter ethanol market in 2024

Brazilian international trade platform Timbro expects to increase its sugar exports by more than 40% in 2024 to 2 MMt, while also expanding operations to enter the ethanol market.

Turkey, Brazil remain main importers of Russian seaborne diesel

Turkey and Brazil remain the main importers of Russian seaborne diesel and gasoil since the European Union sanctions banned the import of Russian refined products.

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