Boosting renewable energy: Cerberus and Repsol

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BY : Diego GutiérrezJuly Tue, 2015
Despite the fact that Spain has slowed down investment in renewables due to the energy reform, we still see movement in the sector. This week, Cerberus, one of the venture capital is has chosen a Spanish company, Renovalia Energy. Repsol has also announced the finalists of its incubation programme.



Cerberus finalises purchase of Renovalia Energy

Cerberus, the American private equity firm, which operates worldwide, has purchased Renovalia Energythe renewables division of the company owned by the Ortega family, former owners of Forlasa cheeses. 

Renovalia Energy is present in Spain, Hungary, Romania, Mexico and Chile and has an installed renewable generation capacity of 456.16 MW.

"Renovalia Energy already sold a large part of its business to the Partners group in 2014," says Diego Gutiérrez of Abra-Invest
Fundación Repsol announces the 15 projects selected for its 4th call.

The Foundation Repsol has announced the 15 finalist energy projects for its 4th Entrepreneurs Fund call.

On 10 September, the projects and ideas which, from among the 15 finalists, will be incubated by the Entrepreneurs Fund, will be announced, and the fifth call will be opened, with a deadline of 15 November.

Selected projects will receive up to €288,000 in funding for a maximum of two years, and will also receive €24,000 for one year to consolidate their maturity. 

Also, as a novelty in this edition, the projects have participated in a two-month pre-incubation process in which the selected proposals have been advised by experts and have received specific training in project planning, communication and preparation of a presentation for investors. 

Selected projects:

Biomivalbio-inspired turbine design to produce energy from ocean waves

Biostarter: biological cultures to optimise waste treatment plants

Eficonsumption: system hardware-software for optimising electricity consumption

Energy HarvestingPeltier cells for the generation of electricity from waste heat

Kerionics: ceramic membranes for oxygen generation in industrial applications

Pyroex: production of biofuels from fatty wastes

R3Fiber: recycling of wind turbine blades

WALL-B: separation of black plastics for energy recovery from industrial waste 

Solar salts: new salt formulations for energy storage in solar thermal power plants

Xerolutions: nanoporous organic materials optimised for supercapacitors

 If you are looking for funding, please contact us. Abra-Invest has a team of experts in public financing at your disposal. Call +34 946424142 or fill in the contact form.


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