Ségolène Royal, France's Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, launched in February 2016 a first call for tender for the biomass/biogas sectors over a period of three years in order to give legibility to the industrialists resulting this into the designation of 14 winning projects.
ENGIE Group has signed three partnership agreements in Jakarta to develop, co-finance, build, operate and maintain microgrid and other renewable energy projects in various parts of Indonesia, for a total value of US$1.25 billion over the next five years.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is assessing a loan of €20 million (US$21.6 million) to support a biomass and waste gasification project in France.
Eiffel Investment Group and European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced the launch of the Eiffel Energy Transition fund with the support of a number of leading institutional investors.
China Everbright International Limited has announced that it has recently secured three greentech projects, including the Henan Sheqi Integrated Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Projects and the Jiangsu Lianshui Biomass Electricity and Heat Cogeneration Project, with a total investment of CNY857 million (US$124 million).
Harbour City Solutions consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ontario (Canada).
The shareholders of Fonroche, a key player in the renewable energy sector, have announced the spin-off of the company’s businesses into two separate groups.
Argentina's Ministry of Mines and Energy has signed the contracts with seven developers, for 315 MW of the 1,142 MW awarded in the first round of its renewable energy auction, RenovAr 1.
Spain's Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has opened a public consultation for a proposal for 3GW auction for new renewable energy capacity in the country.
NIB has signed a 15-year loan with the Finnish utility Lahti Energia for the construction of the new bio fuelled heating plant Kymijärvi III.
China Everbright International Limited has recently secured three environmental protection projects, including Changzhou Xinbei Waste-to-energy project Phase II in Jiangsu Province, Guixi Biomass Cogeneration projects in Jiangxi Province, and Zibo Hazardous Waste Incineration project in Shandong Province, which amount to a total investment of approximately CNY856 million (US$123 million).
Spain's Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has announced that the country is to hold a 3-GW renewable energy auction in the first half of 2017.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €190 million (US$197 million) loan agreement with Lietuvos Energija for the greenfield construction of new combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants in Vilnius.
A US$350 million deal has been signed to finance an 80 MW peat-to-power project in Rwanda which aims to increase access to electricity for the three quarters of the country’s population that is currently off the grid.
China Everbright International Limited has announced that it has secured the Henan Puyang Biomass Electricity and Heat Cogeneration Project and the Sichuan Zhongjiang Integrated Biomass and Waste-to-energy Project.
Natural Chem Group (NCG) has acquired Abengoa's ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico. The plant was acquired through a competitive bidding process.
Iona has acquired Dryholme Biogas, a 1.8 MW Anaerobic Digestion plant located near Silloth, Cumbria. The plant is accredited under the Government’s Feed in Tariff scheme and has been processing by-products from a local dairy alongside agricultural feedstocks.
The Hamilton Water Division within the Public Works Department at the City of Hamilton (Canada) has announced that bids for the Hamilton Biosolids PPP Project have been submitted.
The Carlyle Group, Global alternative asset manager, has announced that it has raised US$2.8 billion for energy credit investments.
Furthering efforts to provide renewable energy to customers, Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) has issued a request for 750,000 MWh of energy located in North Carolina (US).