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Volvo launches the world’s largest bus; 30m, 300 passengers

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Volvo has delivered more than 4,000 buses to the BRT-systems of Curitiba, Bogotá, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Salvador. Volvo launched the world’s largest bus chassis at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bus will be able to carry up to 30 passengers more than the preceding model. Brief

SG Biofuels Partners with Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels for Jatropha Initiative

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The SG Biofuels/RSB pilot is evaluating the practicality and usability of RSB sustainability standards applied against a 1,400 acre (600 hectare) Jatropha community-farming model established by SG Biofuels in Guatemala. The company recently announced the first elite Jatropha cultivar, JMax 100 ( earlier post ), optimized for Guatemala.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia. Brief

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Guatemala. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Country.

SG Biofuels Launches Elite Jatropha Cultivar; Claims 100% Increase in Yield

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SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, has launched JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with yields 100% greater than existing varieties. This equates to more than 350 gallons per acre at $1.39