Financing Green Energy Projects? Innovative renewable energy projects, such as geothermal energy, biomass, waste-to-energy and others, are gaining interest and support as sustainable options that can provide the electricity the world needs, while cutting dependence on fossil fuels. Compared to carbon-producing sources of energy, green energy can improve the quality of air, water and soil and mitigate climate change. But these projects can’t begin to make the journey from imagination to commercialization without solid financial backing.
Investment in fossil fuels still grabs the lion’s share of energy financing, but change is in the air. Total funding for green energy investments has been growing, from $45 billion in 2004 to $270 billion in 2014, across the innovation spectrum, from research and development to asset finance for full-scale projects. 
Green energy financing can take many forms, from public financing, such as local, state, regional and federal grants and loan guarantees, to private finding through angel investors, venture capital firms and stock offering. USDA grants, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding, Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) loans and grants, and U.S. Department of Energy programs are among funding sources available.
Influencing all categories of investment are such factors as risk assessment, public policies that affect investment, and the thoroughness of business planning, from early research through proof-of-concept, pilot development, pre-commercial demonstration and full commercial deployment.
The best renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in a wide variety of bioeconomy specialties, including all types of alternative energy and energy consultants. These firms should also have experts in renewable fuels like ethanol fuel and diesel biodiesel, synthetic diesel, renewable chemicals, renewable electricity, biomass energy, feedstocks, biomass technologies, bioproducts, and all areas of sustainability, synthetic biology, emerging technologies, and waste management, as well as even more specialized things like algae biofuel, agitation systems, agricultural waste, bio oils, bio jet fuel, carbon accreditation, carbon capture, carbon credits, climate change analysis, emerging technologies, environmental permitting, enzyme technologies, feedstock due diligence, financial due diligence, and glycerin related matters. They should have teams of experts for all types of clean energy, green energy, renewable energy finance, and renewables and should be able to provide expertise for projects and be available to serve as expert witnesses in matters within the bioeconomy.
Lee Enterprises Consulting (LEC), the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting group, with 150+ independent experts worldwide. We have the expertise to help in financing green energy projects, finding government grants, grant writing, strategic planning, research and development on renewable energy, due diligence, business consulting, engineering design process and more. See here for a list of our experts and our services and areas of specialty. Feel free call or email us for more information. See Federal Programs Available to Support Bioeconomy Projects.