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BP makes big investment in Brazilian biofuels

BP has made a $680 million (£424 million) investment in Brazil with a purchase of one of the nation's leading biofuels companies.

The British energy giant now owns 83 per cent of the shares of the Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA), which is one of the world's leading producers of sugar cane and ethanol biofuel.

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High-rise wood buildings could boost Brazil’s timber industry

A growth in high-rise wood buildings could boost timber production in Brazil and see the country's trees being used for more buildings globally, a Canadian architect has claimed.

Michael Green, an architect at Vancouver-based firm Mgb Architecture, made the claims at the recent Green Cities conference in Melbourne. Green is currently using a grant to design a 30-storey timber building in British Colombia. He said he wanted to use the prototype to prove that high-rise wood buildings were economically viable and offered an investment opportunity.

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Feb 24, 2011

Pöyry received the notice to proceed for the EPC Open Book BOP contract announced on 8 February 2011

Helsinki, Finland, Feb 24, 2011 - In early February 2011 Pöyry's Industry business group was awarded an assignment by MWV Rigesa Ltda., Brazil for the expansion of its paperboard mill in Três Barras, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The total value of Pöyry's contracts is about BRL 325 million (about EUR 144 million) of which a majority consists of the EPC Open Book BOP contract. The total value has now been booked into the order stock.

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Timber processing in Brazil commands new technology

An international technology company has received an order to supply another timber product processing system to the MDF plant of Arauco do Brasil SA.

The technology group, Andritz, has been contracted by the company to provide a third pressurised refining system at the plant in Jaguariaíva. It is the 11th such system that the company has provided to MDF manufacturers in the company, indicating the robust health of the timber product market.

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February 2nd, 2011

Brazil Making Use of its Eucalyptus Resources

Brazil has more than 100 years of Eucalyptus biomass fuel experience, but the Dow Chemical Company will be the first  Brazilian company in the chemical and petrochemical industry to utilise it.

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Feb 01, 2011

Metso supplies pulp mill equipment for Eldorado Celulose e Papel in Brazil

Brazil, Feb 01, 2011 - Metso will supply a new recovery boiler and evaporation plant for Eldorado Celulose e Papel S.A.’s new greenfield pulp mill investment in Três Lagoas, Brazil. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s Q4/2010 orders received. The start-up of the new plant is scheduled for Q4/2012.

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January 24, 2011

Akzonobel Invests €90ml in Growth Strategy to Supply World’s Largest Pulp Mill

Netherlands, Jan 24, 2011 - AkzoNobel has signaled its strategic intent to accelerate growth by investing close to €90 million in a new facility being built in Brazil. The plant, operated by the company’s Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, will supply the world’s largest pulp mill.

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January 21st, 2011

ANDRITZ receives major order for supplies to Eldorado pulp mill, Brazil

Graz, Austria, Jan 21, 2011 - International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Eldorado Papel e Celulose Ltda. (Eldorado Brasil) to supply a complete fiberline and other major equipment for the new pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012. It was agreed not to disclose the order value.

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Dec 27, 2010

Sacrificing the Rainforest on the Altar of Energy

LIMA, Dec 27, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) - The construction of five hydroelectric dams in Peru as part of an energy deal with Brazil will do considerable damage to the environment, such as the destruction of nearly 1.5 million hectares of jungle over the next 20 years, according to an independent study.

More than 1,000 km of roads will have to be carved out of primary and secondary forests to build the dams and power plants and put up power lines, says the report, carried out by engineer José Serra for ProNaturaleza, a leading conservation organisation in Peru.

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New eucalyptus-powered biomass plant planned for Brazil

The values of eucalyptus investments in Brazil are set to rise with the building of a new biomass power station, due for completion at the end of 2012.

The Dow Chemical Company will develop the power generation system at its Aratu Complex production facility, where it will operate alongside the company's other fuel production methods already undertaken there.


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