Lindal Group to start contruction of $25mn landmark facility in Brazil

Global aerosol dispensing company, LINDAL Group has held a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of construction for its $25m landmark facility in Brazil, a project which represents the company’s largest investment to date.  Work began at the Industrial Park in Jundiai, SÃo Paulo where a formal gathering was attended by Mayor of Jundiai, Luiz Fernando Machado, and LINDAL representatives, including; CEO Francois-Xavier Gilbert, and Managing Director of LINDAL Brazil, Moacir Camargo.

Source: Futures Trading.Charts

Brazilian soybean exports could hit 9 million mt in February, up 80% on year: Conab

Brazil is the world’s largest soybean producer and exporter. According to agricultural consultancy AgRural, Brazil’s soybean harvest reached 21% of the projected area of 36.4 million ha in the 2019-20 crop year (September-August) as of February 13, up 5 percentage points week on week on favorable weather in the key producing states of Mato Grosso, Goias and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Source: S&P Global

Pig excrement supply electricity and gas to Brazilian town

A thermoelectric power plant fed by pig excrement is providing electricity to 62 of the 71 public buildings of Entre Rios do Oeste, a town in southern state of Paraná. Pig excrement had become an environmental threat, but the installation in 2006 of a biodigester, an airtight container where waste is deposited, has transformed the liability into an asset. The local council, home to 4,600 people and 250,000 animals, has also started buying the biogas produced by 18 pig farms.

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune

Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

Fomenting biogas production among agricultural producers may seem at first glance to be a distraction from the purpose of Itaipu – the world’s second largest hydroelectric power plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay – but in fact it is part of their energy business strategy. The efficiency of Itaipu has been proven by the record amount of electricity generated: 103 million megawatts/hour in 2016, which exceeds the best performance of China’s Three Gorges power plant, whose installed capacity is 60.7 percent higher.

Source: IPSNews

Brazil MVNO market grows to 1.2 mn lines, 80% are M2M

The number of lines at MVNOs in Brazil grew 128 percent per year, on average, in the last three years, reaching 1.2 million in 2019. M2M terminals accounted for 80 percent of the total. According to data published by Teleco, Brazil has 24 MVNOs, of which eight are authorized. Of note, Arquia (Datora), Safra and Surf Telecom are the largest, and also operating are America Net and Vecto. 

Source: Telecompaper

30 non-profit groups cautions potential investors in Brazilian meat companies

An international group of 30 non-profit groups, including Global Witness, Rainforest Action and Greenpeace Brasil, published an open letter on Wednesday warning investors considering buying shares in two Brazilian meat giants of their exposure to deforestation. Shares held by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) in JBS and Marfrig – two of the world’s biggest meat companies – will go on sale next year.

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Source: Financial Times