MMA Renewable Ventures: A MuniMae Company


Energy Programs: Bioenergy

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 projects.

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 specific requirements.

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.

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