Funding resource efficiency and energy solutions

Carbon Metrics have identified a significant disconnect between the needs of Cleantech innovators and institutional funding models. Traditional capital has always sought scale and maturity in the projects they invest in which has forced innovators to raise equity to develop projects and gain the maturity being sought. Nobody wants to face TopCo dilution to scale up reference projects!

Carbon Metrics has developed an approach which enables the right type of finance to flow into projects in a previously unattainable structure without the need to raise further equity thereby avoiding dilution. Cleantech innovators and project promoters get to unblock their pipelines. Funders gain access to a fast-growing part of the market previously out of reach to them. Carbon Metrics is Bridging the Gap.


Funded Resource Efficiency and Energy Solutions

Carbon Metrics finds the right funding which, along with the prescribed technologies, delivers a comprehensive, integrated solution for resource efficiency and energy-based investment. The Funder writes the cheque for the installation, not the end-user, promoter, or developer of the project. This is a genuine ‘No-Money-Down’ arrangement available to suitably approved technologies with a compelling business case.

The project company enters into a contract with the Funder, typically for 5-10 years, depending on technology mix and payback. Under this contract, the identified cash flows over the full period are shared between the project company and the Funder. The project company’s share is cash flow positive from day 1 and flows straight to their bottom line.

The Funder’s share covers

  • the upfront purchase, installation & commissioning of the Equipment and set-up fees
  • the contracts for equipment maintenance over the full contract period
  • if required, the contract for Monitoring & Verification of the projected cash flows to demonstrate delivery on the original promise over the full contract period
  • if required, insurance cover for delivery of the projected cash flows
  • all the Funder’s return on the investment made in the project.

At the end of the contract period, the equipment is for the project company to keep. Asset life will always be longer than the term of the Contract
With this approach, the project company

  • puts no money upfront,
  • other than Contracted Service Charge, no additional Opex
  • the monthly Contracted Service Charge under the contract comes out of the delivered cash flows.
  • Not only is there no upfront outlay, but there is in fact positive cash flow from day 1 for the project company- the Funder waits for cash flow break-even until typically year 5 or 6 in a 10-year contract.

With the Carbon Metrics approach, additional layers of technology/equipment deployment are matched by additional layers of funding. This is efficiently handled by expanding the original Contract.
So, successive investments in resource efficiency, funded through Carbon Metrics, deliver enhanced and immediate positive cash flows.


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We structure investments in commercially proven technologies who are at technology readiness level (TRL) 9, actual system proven in operational environment and with warranties or performance guarantees to underpin the best possible outcomes for;

  • ⦁ Energy from Waste (EfW) gasification technologies
  • ⦁ Carbon capture, both direct air and recovery from industrial processes
  • ⦁ Plastic recycling technologies
  • ⦁ Hydrogen deployment
  • ⦁ Energy from Waste (EfW) incineration technologies
  • ⦁ HVAC, CHP, BMS
  • ⦁ Air/Ground Heat pumps
  • ⦁ Lighting solutions
  • ⦁ Water treatment and innovative filtration systems
  • ⦁ Biomass, Biogas, Control / Optimisation Systems & Processes
  • ⦁ Alternative sustainable fuel to wood chip
  • ⦁ Wind Turbines, Rooftop SolarPV and Solar Thermal
  • ⦁ Battery Storage
  • ⦁ Innovation in agriculture, aquaculture, and protein alternatives
  • ⦁ Biofuels derived from waste

We work closely with established Energy Service Companies and Consultancies whose professional staff operate to established international standards with appropriate professional accreditation such as IPMVP and CMVP.

Funded Energy Solutions for Multiple Technologies