Financing for Waste Management Projects
Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of creating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the incineration of waste source. Most WtE processes produce electricity directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels. Capital Corp has been involved in providing financing for numerous waste-to-energy projects over the years and has developed an expertise in this sector. Our expertise in project funding combined with our involvement in the energy industry has made us uniquely qualified to provide our clients with the best possible customized funding packages for their energy-from-waste projects.
Funding a Waste-to-Energy Project
A great feature in funding waste-to-energy and other waste management projects is the fact that:
1) Traditional funding instruments can and often are used, and
2) NO special accommodations or arrangements need to be added on to a funding arrangement involving waste management and waste-to-energy projects.
The best case scenario is if you (as project promoter/owner) have an off-take agreement (agreement in which a third party that has signed a contract guaranteeing that they will be buying the owner's output for a certain length of time in the future) right from the start.
Why? Because for investors it is a guarantee of return on their investment, not to mention that it is also a steady guaranteed payment on the debt of the equipment due to the fact that the energy produced is sold over the long term (thus, there is a guaranteed income).
The Funding Process
On the business end of an energy-from-waste project or waste management project, the promoter/ project owner is required to produce essentially the same basic information and documents as he/she would in any other type of project:
Feasibility Study (if you have it)
Any and all information and documents connected with the technology to be used
PLUS off-take agreement
What can often be the (only) tricky part of funding an energy-from-waste or other waste management project is assessing the technology that will be used to produce this energy; but solid, time-tested energy-producing and/or waste management manufacturers do exist and are often favored in these types of deals.
Waste-to-Energy Technologies That Can Be Funded
• Combustion/ incineration
• Thermal depolymerization
• Plasma arc gasification or plasma gasification process
• Anaerobic digestion
• Fermentation production
• Mechanical biological treatment (MBT)
There are a range of debt, equity, and hybrid financing options that can be used to successfully fund waste-to-energy projects:
- Debt financing
- Equity investment
- Strategic partnership
- Government programs
- Common stock
We work in the range of USD $7 million up to USD $500 million+.
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Are you a consultant looking for new funding sources for your clients?
We always appreciate the interest garnered by the high-caliber service we have been providing for 40 years. While we do not have agents representing us in any countries of the world, we still get most of our business from banking consultants, introducers, and brokers worldwide.
If you are a broker, banking consultant, or professional introducer, we welcome the opportunity to do business with you; and in that respect, if you are interested to submit any waste management projects that require funding, we invite you to fill out the contact form below.