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    Brazil begins $1bn LNG-to-power project


    A joint venture between major industry players BP, Siemens, SPIC Brasil and Prumo Logística to generate energy for six million households via a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled power plant has received authorisation to begin operations.

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    South America: gas companies on alert due to Covid-19


    Medical oxygen demand continues to increase in several countries in South America, as a new wave of Covid-19 develops, writes gas world correspondent Eduardo Pelitti.

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    Brazil: New medical oxygen concerns as crisis deepens


    As Covid cases and deaths increased rapidly, the Brazilian hospital system is under serious stress, writes Eduard Pelitti exclusively for gasworld.

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    Messer steps up to meet CO2 demands in Brazil


    Messer Americas has increased its carbon dioxide (CO2) supply capabilities for industrial gas customers in the South, Southeast and Midwest regions of Brazil to meet growing demands.

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    Further oxygen support sent to the Amazon region


    More than $200,000 in concentrated oxygen and personal oxygen concentrator devices have been sent to the Amazon regions of Brazil and Peru to help the fight against Covid-19.

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    Manaus: Brazilian city in oxygen crisis


    Widespread media reports suggest that hospitals in the Brazilian city of Manaus have reached ‘breaking point’ in their treatment of growing numbers of Covid-19 patients, as oxygen shortages take hold in the region.

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    Bayer launches carbon initiative for farmers


    Bayer has launched a new carbon initiative that will reward farmers in Brazil and the US for implementing carbon capture and sequestration technologies in order to help agriculture reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Messer supplies Hospital Mário Penna with medical gases


    Messer Brazil has supplied high-quality medical gases to a hospital in Belo Horizonte treating Covid-19 patients.

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    Studies underway for the correlation of FeNO and Covid-19


    Technology from medical device manufacturer Bedfont Scientific is being used in a novel study to see if nitric oxide (FeNO) levels are affected by Covid-19.

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    Coronavirus: IBG increases oxygen production


    Brazilian industrial gas company Indústria Brasileira de Gases (IBG) has started up a new production unit in order to meet increased demand for oxygen as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Messer Americas supplies Rio de Janeiro hospital


    Messer Americas has said it is continuing to provide medical gases to local hospitals in Brazil to help support coronavirus efforts.

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    Air Liquide providing oxygen to field hospitals in Brazil


    Football stadiums in Brazil have been transformed into field hospitals and clinics in the fight against coronavirus – and Air Liquide is providing essential medical equipment to them.

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    Messer delivers medical gases to Brazilian hospital


    In an effort to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, Messer in Brazil has delivered life-saving medical gases to the M’ Boi Mirim Hospital in São Paulo.

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    Focus on South America


    The industrial gases market after the Linde-Praxair merger facing slow economic growth, writes Eduardo Pelitti.

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    Nitrotec issued with CTPP


    Design and engineering company Nitrotec has been approved by INMETRO to manufacture dangerous cargo transport tanks and semi-trailers for cryogenic products, CO 2 , LPG and ammonia.

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    Sebigas awarded construction contract


    Raízen-Geo has awarded Italian company Sebigas the contract for the construction of a 17.5 MW biogas plant in Brazil.

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    Messer: The biggest decision I have ever made


    Exclusive: Messer Group owner and CEO Stefan Messer talks to gasworld about the company’s pending acquisition of Linde assets in the US, Brazil, Colombia and Canada, a deal described as ‘the biggest decision I have ever made in my life’.

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    Linde confirms CVC-Messer asset purchase


    Linde has confirmed that a consortium comprising of the Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII have entered into an agreement to purchase the majority of Linde’s gases business in North America and certain business activities in South America.

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    Praxair-Linde: Brazil approval for mega merger


    The $70bn merger of Praxair and Linde has moved another step closer after receiving conditional approval in Brazil, one of the regional markets where the deal was thought to be under particular scrutiny.

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    Steel tariffs – what impact?


    Few of us will be able to pick up a newspaper, check out the news online, or turn on the TV/radio without hearing about a possible trade war in-the-making, but at what cost for the gases industry around the world? Rob Cockerill explores a steely issue for the metallurgy markets.