Bioenergy Energy Market Overview
Bioenergy is renewable energy derived
from biological materials. It includes biofuels derived from sources
such as ethanol and sugar, as well as biomass, biogas and landfill gas.
Rising energy prices, concerns about climate change and
new public policies, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005, are
driving investments in bioenergy. According to the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, bioenergy derived from plant materials—including grains,
oilseeds and sugar—has been one of the most rapidly growing sectors.
Today, the largest bioenergy sources are ethanol biofuels and biodiesel.
The development and use of both will grow dramatically as the country
strives to meet The Renewable Fuels Standard target, which mandates
availability of 7.5 billion gallons of biofuels by 2012.
As an emerging and abundant clean source of energy,
bioenergy has unlimited potential to provide environmental, economic and
social benefits, including:
- Serving as a revenue-generating disposal solution for agricultural waste
- Creating jobs in rural communities
- Providing a cost-competitive option to carbon-based fuel supplies
- Creating new supplies for base load energy production
MMA Renewable Ventures Bioenergy Solutions
MMA Renewable Ventures provides financing for bioenergy projects including biomass, landfill gas, biogas and biofuels.
Since renewable energy development is capital
intensive, MMA Renewable Ventures provides project developers with
flexible financing options, including 100 percent financing, that funds
project development through the entire lifecycle.
Advantages of Working with MMA Renewable Ventures
MMA Renewable Ventures has deep expertise and proven
experience in financing, developing and operating renewable energy
MMA Renewable Ventures funds bioenergy projects in
every stage of development. We are one of the only companies that will
work with energy project developers at an early stage and throughout the
time it takes until projects are operating commercially.
For large bioenergy projects, we provide cost competitive financing and tailor finance solutions to meet specific client needs.
Bioenergy Project Financing Options
MMA Renewable Ventures offers flexible bioenergy
financing options to address the needs of community, regional, national
and international project developers. For project developers that seek
financing throughout the project lifecycle, various financing options
can be combined.
- Development Capital —Designed as a partnering
approach between MMA Renewable Ventures and project developers that
focuses on achieving specific development milestones over a one-to-three
year period. This can include co-funding for project studies, financial
analyses and negotiations with utilities in return for an equity or
debt stake in the underlying project or portfolio of projects.
- 100% Financing —Designed as ‘one-stop shop’
financing for community or regional project developers that seek 100
percent financing for construction and long-term project development.
MMA Renewable Ventures will contribute 100 percent of the required
project capital and provide required completion guaranties.
- Equity Placement —Designed for developers that need
to raise project capital and are able to take advantage of bioenergy
project tax benefits. MMA Renewable Ventures will contribute up to 100
percent of the equity required for bioenergy projects.
- Project Acquisition —Designed for developers that
want to monetize their position in a project during the development
lifecycle. MMA Renewable Ventures will acquire projects at any stage in
the development lifecycle.
Depending on project and financing needs, MMA Renewable
Ventures can customize solutions for our customers based on their
Bioenergy Energy Projects Served
MMA Renewable Ventures will provide equity and debt financing for bioenergy projects as large as 50 MW and as small as 2 MW.