Technology

Costa Rican Company Saves ¢600,000 Per Month Thanks to Solar Panels

After installing solar panels to generate all their electricity, the Costa Rican company Florex has been able to save ¢600,000 per month. The vice president of the firm, Silvia Chaves, confirmed this incredible story on Friday's Nuestra Voz program. The installation of...

$1.3 Million in Funding Available for Environmentally Conscious Costa Rican Business Projects

Small and medium entrepreneurs who want to develop environmentally friendly projects or start an eco-conscious business will have access to $1.3 million in loans to finance these initiatives. The credit manager of Fundecooperación, Enrique Meza said that the amounts granted...

University of Costa Rica Hosts Technology Fair

The University of Costa Rica is hosting a technology fair which starts next Monday and creates exposure to new technology products and talks to the general public. The university reported that the show will run until Wednesday, May 21. The exhibits...

Argentina’s Tenaris Opens New Research and Technology Center in Rio

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The steel giant Tenaris, part of the Argentine group Techint, has opened a research and development center in the technology park of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ ) in Brazil,...

Bank of Costa Rica Modernizes Their Technology Platform

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Bank of Costa Rica (BCR) has invested $7 million in a new technology platform that aims to increase its capacity and strengthen transactional processing services for savings and checking accounts, loans and...

Companies Received Award for Innovative Practices

In September three Costa Rican companies were honored for promoting innovation in their products. These companies were Natural Sins, Orplant Dracaenas de Altura and Thermosolutions Group S.A., which received a "BTM Award", issued by the Foreign Trade Agency of...

CO2 emissions with Google Earth

A team of US scientists led by Purdue University unveiled an interactive Google Earth map on Thursday showing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels across the United States. The high-resolution map shows carbon dioxide emissions in metric tons in residential...

Costa Rican Investors shift focus to Biofuels

Biofuel investing has seen a sharp rise over the past year, but spiked just since President Obama took office. Obama’s push for green energy investment and growing demand for Green Fuels is seen as the major cause for the...

Ormat for 65M geothermal deal

Nevada firm plans second project with utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad. Reno, Nev.-based Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA) is preparing to start its second geothermal project in Costa Rica after being chosen for a $65 million contract with Banco Centroamericano de...

Air New Zealand Flies on Engine With Jatropha Biofuel Blend

By James Kanter The New York Times Some in the aviation industry say they could one day be flying the biggest jets across the planet without contributing to climate change — using biofuels. They also say that it will be easier...
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Costa Rican Entrepreneurs Visited Scandinavia to Promote Ecotourism

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A new species of snake was identified in our country in recent weeks. It is the dwarf snake of Barbour (Trimetopon Barburi,...
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