Funding for renewable energy and other clean technology projects in Africa

On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the thrid Clean Technology business and investment conference for the African continent, Viridis Africa, is to be held at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton in Johannesburg.

The event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates seeking investment or financial support for the introduction of clean technologies, innovation and associated services. The intention of Viridis Africa is to bring together debt financiers, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and rest of the world, to jointly explore commercial initiatives in green technologies.

The pre-eminent event for investment in clean technologies throughout Africa will be the place for local and foreign investors to meet with principals of projects in renewable energy, waste treatment and recycling, water and effluent treatment amongst other sectors.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors. Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector.

The size and scope of projects seeking funding would range from few to hundreds of millions of US dollars.

Participants include speakers / representatives of the leading financial institutions both local and international, country trade representatives, international funding agencies and many others. Also included are major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

The following are some of the clean tech sub-sectors in which principals may consider their company/initiative being presented:

Clean Energy Generation: Wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies
Storage: Fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems
Infrastructure: Management, transmission
Efficiency: Building efficiency, smart grids, waste heat recovery
Water & waste water: Water treatment, water conservation, waste water treatment, desalination
Recycling & waste: Recycling, waste treatment, organic matter, plastics,

Additional business proposals are invited from clean tech sub-sectors including clean energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies), storage (fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems), efficiency (smart grids, waste heat recovery), water & waste water (water treatment, water conservation, waste water treatment, desalination) and recycling and waste (recycling, waste treatment, organic matter, plastics) etc.

The program includes presentation of specific projects or business initiatives, ranging in size and scope and encompassing most of the priority areas such as bioenergy, hydro, wind power, green chemistry, recycling, water treatment, desalination, amongst others.

The event will also introduce parties with complimentary technologies and business models to one another in order to explore mutually beneficial opportunities.

In the main the conference and its exhibition will endeavour to bring about a vibrant market trading place for entrepreneurs and corporates to propose and conclude investment deals with funders.

Although the event is to be held once a year, it is designed to give the participants long term continuity vis a vis the provision of the Linkedin group, Sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable Energy.

For more information about the conference: please visit us at

The conference is relevant to:

•    Clean tech entrepreneurs
•    Researchers working on water, energy and environmental issues
•    Government agencies involved in water, renewable energy and environmental issues
•    Electricity and water utilities and planners
•    Environmental consultants
•    Investors including institutional, private equity, venture capital from outside Africa will be presenting their particular interest, investment criteria and inviting principals to submit their business proposals.

More info at

Date: 16 October 2012 to 17 October 2012
Venue: Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg

Contact: Suza Adam
Company name: Spindle Communications
Telephone number: +2711 880 0364
Email address [email protected]

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