Nola Capital Corporation
Funding for waste-to-energy projects is an area of finance that requires a specialized expertise. As to be expected,
the more operating history a plant has, the easier it is to obtain financing on terms that are acceptable. However,
even startups can be financed if the right ingredients are in place. We also consider renewable energy projects such
as solar and wind power projects.
Waste-to-energy financing can be applied to many forms of alternative energy including incineration of organic
material, cogeneration, gasification and pyrolysis. A high quality package is always a requirement for funding and
this will include a business plan, financial modeling, engineering, etc.
Projects We Particularly Like
We are most interested in projects where we can take a portion of our compensation in the form of a long term
participation in the project’s future profitability.
There is currently an increased interest in clients wanting to cash out old investors and/or substitute new
financing for old financing. There is also an increasing interest in obtaining financing that protects against
future costs of capital by locking in a low cost of money on terms that best fit each client's individual long term
needs. There are a number of ways we finance these situations, however, reliable financial modeling and a well
documented package are necessary for all projects. Financing can be either debt or equity but in some cases it is a
combination of the two.
Alternative Capital Financing
In some situations, a new waste-to-energy client may request funding on a basis we normally offer only to our
existing clients. The strength of the client's project is a major factor in determining if this option is available. The
funding is non-recourse and in most situations repayment may be made before maturity.
Typical Types of Waste to Energy Financings
- Expansion of an existing plant
- Raising additional working capital by monetizing existing assets
- Cashing out shareholders
- Raising cash to complete an acquisition or to avoid using stock in the transaction
- Financing construction and initiating the operation of a new plant