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May 8th–Visiting Merck Group

May 8th, 2013 an exposure of Liquid Crystals at Merck- a global pharmaceutical and chemical family enterprise On the second day of our stay in Koblenz, we spent the whole day at Merck Group, a global and also the world’s … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Strasbourg

Strasbourg: rode a bike for the first in 3647563635 years, climbed a tree, sort of,  climbed 330 steps.  Ate a frog (tastes like chicken) and escargot for the first time. That’s just a short summary of day two in Strasbourg on a bike. The day … Continue reading

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May 14 – Sao Paulo

Today we visited Comgas, Sao Paulo’s major natural gas distributor.  We learned about how they are supplied NGV from Petrobras, and then have “concessions” by the government for areas where they can distribute gas.  Their growth strategy is to move … Continue reading

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May 13 – Sao PAulo

Today was travel day from Rio to Sao Paulo. we were all amazed flying into Sao Paulo just how big it is. We arrived and visited FAAP, a major university in Sao Paulo for a lecture with Professor Tharcisio, Dean … Continue reading

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Two great days in Rio de Janeiro

We left our hotel for a city tour at 9:00 am on Saturday that took us to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain. The tram is a 15 minute ride up the mountain, and we got really … Continue reading

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May 9th – Curitiba

Another packed and exciting day in Curitiba.  We enjoyed the rare opportunity to tour the Reneault factory outside if Curitiba.  They were wonderful hosts and by van toured us through the assembly plant of their new vehicle.  We saw robots … Continue reading

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Day 2 -Curitiba

We had a fantastic day in Curitiba.  Started with a visit to IPPUC, the Institute of Urban Planning for the Municipality of Curitiba.  We saw a great presentation on their master plan, showing how they have revised it by creating … Continue reading

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