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Archive for January, 2012

9 January 2012

Australian biodiesel business targets $100m in private placementp

algae_170 An Australian biodiesel company is looking to raise $100m before carrying out an initial public offering.

9 January 2012

Enova biomass project nets mezz funding from Carlyle, SAIC

Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Group, the mezzanine debt arm of global buy-out heavyweight Carlyle, has partnered with New York-listed Science Applications International Corporation to finance the construction of the $225m Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass project.

9 January 2012

DECC approves first RHI projects

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has received its first two successful applications for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

9 January 2012

Czech utility may look to attract institutionals as it consolidates renewables assetsp

A major Czech Republic power producer will look to consolidate its renewable energy assets and told NewNet it may want to attract investors as it bundles these into a fund.

9 January 2012

Verso Paper completes $45m biomass upgrade

The US-based Verso Paper has completed a $45m renewable energy upgrade project at its pulp and paper mill in Quinnesec, Michigan.

9 January 2012

Westinghouse Solar receives $1m investment from CBD Energy

US photovoltaic (PV) specialist Westinghouse Solar has received a $1m equity investment from Australian power company CBD Energy.

9 January 2012

SEP teams with SSE Ventures for £95m secondary fundp

Scottish Equity Partners has raised a £95m fund to invest in green businesses in a deal involving the acquisition of a portfolio of clean energy assets from SSE Ventures, and told NewNet the move will be complementary to its existing £200m fund.

9 January 2012

Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy to purchase three Iowa wind farms

US power company MidAmerican Energy is set to purchase wind projects in Iowa with a combined capacity of 407.1MW in the latest of a string of renewable energy deals made by prominent investor Warren Buffett.

9 January 2012

ET Solar supplies modules for UK’s Newcastle City Council

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer ET Solar has announced it supplied panels with a combined capacity of 600kW for a project in Newcastle, North East England.

9 January 2012

China Energy Recovery confirms two loans, share repurchase

Waste heat recovery business China Energy Recovery has signed two loan agreements worth more than $1.5m and entered into a share repurchase programme.

9 January 2012

Bluewater Bio wins technology order from Severn Trent Water

UK utility Severn Trent Water has contracted Bluewater Bio for its wastewater treatment technology as part of an upgrade programme to the Ashbourne sewage system in Derbyshire, central England.

9 January 2012

Austin Energy completes first utility-scale PV plant

US utility Austin Energy has completed installation of a 30MW solar plant in the village of Webberville, central Texas.

9 January 2012

Japan and China collaborate on energy, conservation fundp

Japanese engineering company JGC has signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of Chinese entities to create a fund promoting energy saving and environmental conservation.

9 January 2012

Enel Green Power completes $350m tax agreement

The North American division of Italian clean energy developer Enel Green Power has finalised a tax partnership agreement for around $340m with a consortium led by JP Morgan.

9 January 2012

UK’s Crown Estate appoints head of offshore wind energy

UK land manager The Crown Estate has appointed Huub den Rooijen to the newly-created position of head of offshore wind energy.

9 January 2012

Sorubin offers water treatment lease option through Siemens deal

Swedish water and waste management company Sorubin has added a lease solution for its products through a financing partnership with Siemens Financial Services.

9 January 2012

Scotland to form research partnership with Masdar

scotflag_170_1701 The First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is set to sign an agreement that will see the country develop green energy products with Abu Dhabi-based cleantech company Masdar.

9 January 2012

Marguerite Fund takes stake in Europe’s largest PV plant

The Marguerite Fund has acquired a state on EDF Energies Nouvelles’ 115MW Toul-Rosières solar project, the largest photovoltaic installation in Europe.

6 January 2012

Stock round-up: European renewable stocks look shaky amid market uncertaintyp

Vestas’ announcement scaling down its revenue forecast and the decision by Norway’s Renewable Energy Corporation to prolong its factory shutdown were discouraging New Year signs for European cleantech.

6 January 2012

European renewable targets still in the distancep

A number of European countries are way behind the work that is needed to meet their 2020 targets, new figures suggest.

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