Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bill Gates: US should invest more in Renewable Energy R&D

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates urges that the Washington should invest more in RE and expand government energy research in RE.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Using Algae to Capture CO2 from Power Station

 An Australian company that is trialling the utilization of algae to capture carbon dioxide from coal fired power stations says the advantages are a lot of broader than carbon capture and storage (CCS). CCS is that the method of burying carbon emissions underground.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Malaysian FRIM introduces biodiesel from various resources

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully made biodiesel from non-food-based various resources like Jatropha curcas, bintangor laut (Collyphylum innophylum L.), perah (Elateriospermum tapos) and industrial effluents.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Algae Fuel: You Could Put Our Product in Your Car (Part 3)

Masses of sorts of the microorganisms, additionally called cyanobacteria, bob up and down in bulbous beakers at Joule. An unproven brew fills little photobioreactors that are used to check the blue algae beneath numerous environmental circumstances. "Here we have an inclination to simulate as an example the day-and-night tempo of Texas," says Robinson, explaining one amongst the trials. The corporate incorporates a pilot plant in Texas.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Key Features of Funds Providing Equity (Part 5)

- Venture Capital Funds
Money raised from a wide range of sources with high risk appetite to include insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds, high net worth individuals
• Target new technology, new markets
• Interested in early-stage companies
• High risk of failure in every venture
• Investment horizon around 4-7 years
• Return requirement, many multiples of original investment (50 – 500% IRR)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Algae Fuel - Astonishingly Productive

Many environmentalists currently believe that growing energy plants is the wrong approach. Algae, on the opposite hand, don't need any farmland. Sun, saltwater, little fertilizer and carbon dioxide are all the undemanding little organisms have to be compelled to thrive. Since they consume huge amount of CO2 throughout photosynthesis as is later released when the oil they manufacture is burned, algae-based fuels also are climatically neutral.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Algae Fuel Solutions for the Energy Crisis

Genetically improved blue and inexperienced algae can be the solution to the world's fuel issues. Bioengineers have already developed algae that turn out ethanol, oil and even diesel where the solely things the organisms would like are daylight, CO2 and seawater.

Scientists rave a few new inexperienced revolution. Using genetic engineering and complicated breeding and choice of strategies. Mainly operating within the us biochemists are remodeling blue and inexperienced algae into small factories for oil, ethanol and diesel.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Venture Capital, non-public Equity and Funds (Part 4)


Renewable energy equity investments taking an possession stake during a project, or company, involve investments by a spread of monetary investors together with non-public Equity Funds, Infrastructure Funds and Pension Funds, into corporations or directly into comes or portfolios of assets.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The monetary Institutions– what they are doing (Part 3)

Corporate Lending: banks give finance to corporations to support everyday operations. An assessment is formed of the company’s monetary strength and stability, hence as well as debt is priced accordingly. These bank facilities place few restrictions on how the corporate will use the funds, provided strict general conditions are met.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Introduction – Finance basics

The finance sector approaches investments in renewable energy within the same manner as the other investments. However renewable energy (RE) investments, have sure characteristics that need a further level of understanding. These embody the influence of policy and regulation on the viability of an investment, together with the legal basis and sturdiness of any subsidies, grants, tradeble paper certificates or tax credits. These factors are layered on prime of the essential monetary analysis.

Private Funding of Renewable Energy (Intro)

This tutorial provides an outline of how funding renewable energy works, getting a precise focus on further comprehensive end of the market i.e. the accurate technologies that can be deployed now and at scale. The missions to show how strategy looks and how it fits in from a funding perspective; as well as the range of other factors that need to be taken into account in doing an actual project or deal.