Sintana Energy updates oil drilling operations in Colombia

Sintana Energy said Thursday that drilling and casing on its Manati Blanco-1 exploration well in Colombia Block VMM-37 in the Magdalena Basin has reached a depth of approximately 14,500 feet. Further analyses will be performed to evaluate the potential of the block. Drilling on the well began in April and aimed at the La Luna and Tablazo/Paj Cretaceous-age oil formation. Read More »

Jubilant DraxImage delivers thyroid treatment to Bogota

Jubilant DraxImage Inc. today announced the delivery of the first commercial shipment of HICON Sodium Iodine I-131 Solution USP to Colombia. HICON Sodium Iodine I-131 Solution is indicated for the treatment of thyroid diseases including hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. Patients in Colombia who have thyroid conditions are now able to receive INVIMA-approved Radioiodine therapy. Read More »

Nobel Agri names presidents for South America, global sugar

Nobel Agril announced Marcelo de Andrade as its new global sugar president and Valmor Shaffer as its South America president. Both will be based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and report to CEO Matthew Jansen. Andrade has more than two decades of experience in the commodities sector. Previously, he was sugar and ethanol business director at Cargill, generating $270 million in revenue. Read More »

Cuba Agricultural Exports Act introduced in U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) introduced the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act to alter current prohibitions against U.S. backing and financing for certain exports to Cuba in the House. The Cuba agriculture market is valued at more than a $1 billion a year. Crawford said the a legislation would create innovative economic prospects and jobs for the U.S. agriculture industry. Read More »

Emergent Payments introduces e-commerce platform for Brazilian market

Emergent Payments has announced a new platform for payment solution to support e-commerce entrepreneurs in Brazil, called the Jumpstart Brazil, which aims to simplify the payment on online transactions, in addition to offering 23 local solutions to online shops; the Brazilian e-commerce presents an annual 24 percent growth and is expect to be worth $20 billion (USD) in 2015. Read More »

8minutenergy Renewables selects new vp

Pablo Otin was named solar power provider 8minutenergy Renewables new Vice President of Business Development in Latin America Monday. The solar company expects to develop 2.000 megawatts of solar photovoltaic projects in Latin America by 2020. Otin was Country Manager for Gestamp Solar in North America, where he was responsible for 11 operational projects and securing PPA contracts. Read More »

Hovione announces new VP of sales, marketing

Kristine Senft has been announced as the vice president of sales and marketing at Hovione, where she will be based on East Windsor, New Jersey, and report to Guy Villax, who is the company's chief executive officer; previously, Senft held the same position at DSM Pharmaceutical Chemicals in Vienna, Austria, where she was responsible for regional and global marketing and sales organization. Read More »