Energy From Waste in 2015 – A focus on Merchant Funding

Energy from Waste 2015 will feature an exclusive spotlight on Merchant Funding when it returns to London for its 8th annual show.

The soon to be privatised Green Investment Bank (GIB) had announced in recent months that it was to invest in a planned waste-to-energy investment project in Hertfordshire alongside co-investors NOY and P3P. This will be the first time a commercial-scale Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant is financed by third-party investors and will also be the first of its kind to combine waste-to-energy technology with a merchant waste supply.*

Hear more from the Green Investment Bank at SMi's 8th annual Energy from Waste conference when Andrew Hartley, Director of Waste and Bioenergy, presents the latest developments in funding procedures for energy from waste plants. With a focus on merchant projects, Andrew will provide strategic guidance on what makes a project bankable, as well as discuss changing funding structures for waste infrastructure projects.

The spotlight on merchant funding will also include an address by the Director from Levenseat Ltd, Peter Maclaren. Peter will be providing a case study driven presentation of a merchant funded project that will discuss the funding application process, solutions to project setbacks, and top tips for future applications. When asked about his upcoming talk, he said:

"I will be happy to share with them [attendee's] our journey to getting our project financed. It was not always straightforward and we took some wrong turnings but I want to show people that with a good business case, it can be done."

The session on merchant funding will include further presentations from North London Waste Authority and Sutton County Council.

The full interview with Levenseat Ltd Director, Peter Maclaren, is available to read online at

For further information on the conference, visit

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SMi's 8th annual conference...
Energy from Waste
7th - 8th December 2015
Holiday Inn Regents Park, London UK

Supported by the Environmental Services Association


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