Gevo closes $68M Green Bond to finance RNG project

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has closed a $68,155,000 “Green Bond” private activity bonds offering to finance the construction of its renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Northwest Iowa. million in reimbursement for development, long lead equipment, and financing costs incurred during the development period upon closing of the Green Bond Offering. Gevo, Inc.

Fisker completes $50M financing; Huhnke named CTO

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recently completed a $50-million Series C financing round funded by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Cowen acted as the company’s sole advisor and placement agent on the financing. Fisker Inc. Bacon. The proceeds will be used to support the next phase of engineering work on the Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV, due for launch in 2022. Fisker also named Burkhard Huhnke as chief technology officer (CTO) of Fisker Inc.

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Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill

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On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the Clean Energy for America Act making a few tweaks from earlier proposals. The post Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Europe’s Most Financed Luxury Car Brand

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Latest research from Specialist Car Finance Experts, Forza Finance , has revealed that BMW is the most popular luxury car brand to finance in 16 of Europe’s 44 countries including the UK & Ireland based on finance rather than sales or units. Porsche dominates the luxury car finance industry in the neighbouring eastern European countries of Hungary, Ukraine and Romania. Forza – Car Finance Map of Europe Infogram.

Workhorse secures $200M in financing from institutional lenders

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million and will be used to increase and accelerate production volume, advance new products to market, replace previous higher cost financings, and support current working capital and other general corporate purposes. With this financing in place, we can more quickly advance our production efforts heading into 2021 by increasing our supply chain component volumes, hiring more manufacturing employees and automating certain sub-assembly processes. Workhorse Group Inc.,

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New report showcases innovative finance tools to electrify truck, bus fleets; TCE Toolkit

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Broader collaboration among key stakeholders and a new generation of finance solutions will be needed to electrify trucks and buses at scale by 2050, according to a report released today by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MJ Bradley and Vivid Economics. —“Financing the Transition”.

2020 208

Chevy offers 0% financing on used Bolt EV and Volt

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General Motors is offering 0% APR financing for 72 months on used Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids, reports CarsDirect, which cited a bulletin sent to dealerships last week. If you're considering a used electric car, now might be a good time to spring into action.

XPeng enters into cooperation agreement for new smart EV manufacturing base in Guangzhou; $586M in financing

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According to the terms of the Cooperation Agreement, Guangzhou GET Investment agrees to provide RMB 4 billion (US$586 million) in financing to help fuel XPeng’s growth as well as support the construction of a new smart EV manufacturing base for XPeng in the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone. Early in August, Xpeng reported closing a US$900-million C+ financing round.

2020 160

Electric bus maker Proterra completes $55M strategic financing

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Battery-eletcric bus manufacturer Proterra has completed a $55M strategic financing. In conjunction with the equity financing, Proterra completed a debt financing in an amount up to $25 million with Hercules Technology Growth Capital. In addition, the Hercules debt facility expands Proterra’s access to working capital, a critical component of growth financing as production volume increases.

2015 227

Group14 closes $18M in financing to scale-up silicon-carbon composite anode material

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Group14 Technologies announced $18 million in new financing from Amperex Technologies Limited (ATL), Showa Denko (SDK), Cabot Corporation, BASF Venture Capital, and OVP Venture Partners.

2019 219

Gevo closes $25.9M financing with Whitebox Advisors

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a leading renewable technology, chemical products, and next generation biofuels company, has closed a private debt financing with Whitebox Advisors LLC consisting of a senior secured term loan exchangeable into senior secured convertible debentures. The term loan is exchangeable into convertible debentures within 90 days of the closing of the financing, subject to certain ownership limitations. million in convertible debentures within 90 days of closing of the Financing.

UQM Technologies closes $5.3M financing

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UQM Technologies, a developer of and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the automotive, commercial truck, bus and military markets, completed a $5.3-million capital raise through institutional investors. A major emphasis for UQM is developing propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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a manufacturer of electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector ( earlier post ), closed a $35-million financing with Marathon Asset Management. Going forward, our primary goal for both current and future capital initiatives is to leverage the best available financing solutions that will provide liquidity and favorable economics. Workhorse Group Inc.,

2019 216

Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

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The offering constituted the second tranche of the bridge financing previously announced on 8 April 2014. Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. has completed a non-brokered private placement of a US $1,000,000 Convertible Note with I2BF Energy. The proceeds will be used for working capital. The Note has a maturity date of 1 April 2015; the conversion price is CAD 0.10 per common share; the interest rate is 10% per year.

Coulomb secures $47.5M Series D financing

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million of financing in its Series D round. Braemar Energy Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the financing and were joined by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and existing investor Rho Ventures. The financing will enable Coulomb to expand its operations and further grow the ChargePoint Network and expand the deployment of its cloud-based charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Aqueous hybrid-ion battery company Aquion completes $55M financing round

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a developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and stationary energy storage systems, recently completed the closing of a $55-million Series D financing round. The Series D financing includes participation from new investors Bill Gates, Yung’s Enterprise, Nick and Joby Pritzker through their family’s firm Tao Invest, Bright Capital, and Gentry Venture Partners. Aquion Energy, Inc.,

2014 244

Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana. The financing for “Brightmark Energy Ashley Indiana” includes $185 million in Indiana green bonds, which were underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co.

2019 223

BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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Of the total $133 billion in asset finance that flowed to supporting development of new clean energy projects in the markets in developing nations, just $24.4

2019 219

Technology Credit Union announces financing relationship with Tesla Motors

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Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) is working with Tesla Motors as a preferred financing partner for their Model S, Model X and Roadster electric vehicles, offering up to 100% financing with a competitive annual percentage rate (APR). Tesla is also a Tech CU Member Company; Tech CU provides Tesla employees with resources that include personal and business banking, commercial lending and comprehensive wealth management services that include investing and financial planning.

2014 202

Help for car finance consumers facing coronavirus difficulties

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The Finance and Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a proposed package of measures to directly support consumers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19

2020 64

Mercom Capital: VC funding for battery storage companies up 139% YoY in 1H 2019 to $1.4B; led by Northvolt financing

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Announced debt and public market financing activity in the first half of 2019 ($547 million in five deals) was 275% higher compared to the first half of 2018 when $146 million was raised in six deals. Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) for battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies in 1H 2019 was flat with $2.3 VC funding in Battery Storage companies in 1H 2019 was up by 139% with $1.4

2019 184

Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem raises C$280M, its largest financing round

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In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. This new and significant financing will help accelerate our growth and further expand project development and implementation. Canada-based Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has completed a C$280-million (US$223 million) investment round—its largest to date.

2018 183

PHEV conversion company Echo Automotive completes $3M financing, joins CALSTART

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a developer of technologies enabling the conversion of existing fleet vehicles into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, completed a $3-million financing with United Fleet Financing, LLC, through a private placement offering and mezzanine financing. Additionally, United Fleet and Echo consummated a financing and security agreement in which United Fleet agreed to provide an additional $1,500,000 of working capital for Echo through mezzanine financing.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change, according to a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory released at Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Park City Transit deploying six Proterra electric buses; battery-lease financing model

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The Park City region deployment not only marks the first battery-electric transit fleet for Utah and the nationwide mountain resort industry, it also represents the first implementation of Proterra’s battery-lease financing model—i.e., Park City Transit received financing for the six Proterra buses through an extremely competitive Low-No Emissions Grant with the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

2017 168

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies raises €3.9M (US$5.2 M) in Round A financing

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Skeleton Technologies, a manufacturer of high power- and energy-density ultracapacitors ( earlier post ) has completed Round A financing of €3.9 The financing will be used for production scale-up and product development in addition to sales and marketing efforts. The total Round A financing, led by Estonian venture capital investor UP Invest AS includes the first financing tranche of €2.2

2014 212

SG Biofuels completes $17M Series B financing

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SGB), a bioenergy crop company developing elite hybrid seeds of Jatropha as a low-cost feedstock for biodiesel, biojet fuel and specialty chemicals, has completed a $17-million Series B financing led by Thomas, McNerney & Partners with participation from Finistere Ventures and current investors Flint Hills Resources, LLC and Life Technologies Corporation. SG Biofuels, Inc.

GE Capital to provide financing for electric motorcycle maker Brammo

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GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business has agreed to provide Brammo Inc. with inventory financing to support the expansion of its dealer network in the US. CDF already provides inventory financing for other brands of alternative fuel and hybrid motorsports products. This type of arrangement, also known as floorplan financing, allows dealers to stock, market and sell a wide variety of motorcycles and related products from manufacturers.

2015 hydrogen student design contest: hydrogen fueling station business and financing models

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The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced the 11 th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest, which will challenge student teams to develop business and financing models for hydrogen fueling stations. Through the Contest, multidisciplinary student teams will demonstrate their talents in business, finance, engineering, public planning, architecture, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

2014 214

LanzaTech secures $15M debt financing from Western Technology Investment

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Waste gases-to-fuels and -chemicals technology company LanzaTech has closed on $15 million in debt financing from Western Technology Investment (WTI), a private investment firm based in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, LanzaTech closed a $55.8-million Series C funding round led by Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, bringing the total capital raised to date to more than $100 million.

Does Faraday have a Future? Latest financing disrupted—again

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The development of the luxury electric Faraday Future FF91, has been a roller-coaster ride of winning financing, running into disputes, delaying the car, and finding new investors. Faraday's Future has hit another snag, in a dispute with the company's latest investors. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future gets a $2 billion lifeline to build expensive. Faraday Future

2018 78

Algenol closes on additional $25M internal equity financing

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Algal fuels producer Algenol has closed on a $25-million dollar investment from BioFields, a Mexican business group devoted to the development of renewable and clean energy projects. This new investment follows a previous investment of $40 million from BioFields in 2014. Founded in 2006, Algenol converts CO 2 from industrial emitters into transportation fuels through its Direct-To-Ethanol process.

2015 176

‘Gamechanger’ Leasing.com secures win at Car Finance Awards

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New car marketplace Leasing.com has won the Gamechanger award at the 4th annual Car Finance Awards

2019 51

Better Place closes $200M Series C financing; valuation now $2.25B

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Better Place, a developer and provider of electric car networks—including battery switch stations, batteries and public/personal charge spots ( earlier post )—worldwide, has secured $200 million through a Series C equity financing from a consortium of top-tier investors and partners, nearly doubling the company’s valuation to $2.25 billion (post money valuation on a fully diluted basis) since the last financing in January 2010.

EV Life is awarded CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission to make financing electric cars cheaper than gas vehicles.

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We are honored to have received this CalSEED award and are excited to begin building our incentive-based finance platform that will change the economics of owning an electric car, especially for drivers in disadvantaged communities.”.

2020 83

Pinnacle Engines appoints Asian Business Advisory Board; closes Series C financing

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Pinnacle Engines also announced closure of its Series C financing, bringing total investment in the company to more than $30 million. Prior to Hyundai, BVR was with Tata Administrative Services and headed marketing at Tata Motors with overall responsibility for formulating and implementing strategies in marketing, sales, service and financing for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars.

2014 237

Further help confirmed for car finance consumers still facing coronavirus difficulties

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed support will continue for motor finance consumers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19), including a ban on repossessions until 31 October 2020

2020 66

SG Biofuels Completes $9.4M Series A Financing

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a bioenergy crop company developing and producing elite seeds of Jatropha, has completed a $9.4-million Series A financing with proceeds from Flint Hills Resources, a privately held company based in Kansas, Life Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology tools company based in Carlsbad, Calif., The financing will support the company's efforts to advance Jatropha as a high-yielding, low cost feedstock for diesel, jet fuel and petrochemicals. SG Biofuels, Inc.,

Biomass-to-sugar company Comet Biorefining completes new round of equity financing

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Comet Biorefining, an industry leader in the production of high-purity cellulosic dextrose, has completed a round of equity financing led by new investor PM Equity Partner. Current investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) also participated in the financing. Terms of the financing were not disclosed.

2017 150

NRG invests additional $35M in FuelCell Energy for 6% of company; establishes $40M financing facility

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FuelCell Energy intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for project development, project finance, working capital support and general corporate purposes. In addition to the common stock investment, NRG Energy has extended a $40 million revolving construction and term financing facility for the purpose of accelerating project development by FuelCell Energy and its subsidiaries. per annum for construction-period financing and 8.0% FuelCell Energy, Inc.,

2014 209

ClearEdge Power completes $73.5M Series E financing round

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million in Series E financing through the sale of new shares and the conversion of previously issued promissory notes. The financing will be used to further grow customer adoption in key commercial markets, expand internationally and develop and commercialize new products. Stationary fuel cell manufacturer ClearEdge Power has raised $73.5

Global Bioenergies picks up new €1.4M financing for isobutene program; targeting Germany expansion

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France-based Global Bioenergies, the developer of a one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefins, has obtained new €1.4-million (US$1.6-million) financing from Bpifrance on the isobutene program. This financing, which allows Global Bioenergies to strengthen its leadership in the field of fermentative isobutene, is structured in the form of a €1.4-million interest-free loan over seven years.

2015 182

VanDyne SuperTurbo raises $8M in Series C equity financing

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the developer of a charger with an integral continuously variable transmission (CVT) ( earlier post ), has raised $8 million in Series C equity financing round. Proceeds from the financing will help drive the company’s growth initiatives and speed up the commercialization of the SuperTurbo technology. VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc.,