BP, Copersucar to form 50-50 ethanol JV in Brazil

BP, Copersucar to form 50-50 ethanol JV in Brazil

BP Biofuels and Copersucar have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) to own and operate a major ethanol storage terminal in Brazil, better and flexibly connecting ethanol production with the country’s main fuels markets.Copersucar is the world’s leading sugar and ethanol trader, with the largest sugar and ethanol storage capacity in Brazil. BP Biofuels, part of BP’s alternative energy business, is a significant producer of ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil. Read More


PPG Industries Inc (PPG) has introduced PPG AQUACRON 834 industrial shop primer, a new water-based primer. This is an ideal product platform for manufacturers or custom coaters who need an economical rust-inhibitive shop primer for steel applications. With volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of only 2.8 pounds per gallon, PPG Aquacron water-based shop primer meets stringent environmental regulations while delivering robust protection in corrosive environments. Read More


Devan Chemicals has launched a new multifunctional antimicrobial brand line. The brand line consists of their well-known, but recently rebranded quat-silane antimicrobial solution, combined with extra features. This enables textile manufacturers to apply multiple functionalities via one single treatment. BI-OME, Devan’s recently rebranded antimicrobial solution, has been launched with interesting extra features.Read More 


AkzoNobel NV (AkzoNobel) said that its shareholders have approved the separation of its speciality chemicals business as part of its strategy to create two focused, high performing businesses; paints and coatings and speciality chemicals. The appointment of new chief financial officer (CEO) Maarten de Vries as a member of the board of management, effective January 1 was also approved, in addition to the appointment of three new members to the AkzoNobel Supervisory Board: Sue Clark, Patrick Thomas, and Michiel Jaski. Read More