Biomass is one of the most plentiful and well-utilised sources of renewable energy in the world.The term "biomass" refers to organic matter that has stored energy through the process of photosynthesis. Many of the biomass fuels used today come in the form of wood products, dried vegetation, crop residues, and aquatic plants. Biomass has become one of the most commonly used renewable sources of energy in the last two decades, second only to hydropower in the generation of electricity. It is such a widely utilized source of energy, probably due to its low cost and indigenous nature, that it accounts for almost 15% of the world's total energy supply and as much as 35% in developing countries, mostly for cooking and heating.
Sugar production process releases a valuable byproduct known as Bagasse. Basically it is a fibrous material that remains behind after the crushing of sugar cane. Bagasse has good calorific value and burns very easily. Sugar industry requires electricity and steam in the production process. Here bagasse is being burnt in boilers to produce steam for its use in the process and turbine generator for power generation. After self consumption, the surplus electricity is available for sale to the grid. This is also referred to as bagasse based cogeneration.
TCSPL team has actively evaluated transactions for biomass / cogen projects in South Asia - India, Sri Lanka.
Our services for biomass and cogeneration (bagasse) based power developers:
Pre operative expenses fund raising (at SPV level)
Project equity fund raising (at SPV level)
Private equity fund raising (at Holding company level)
Divestment – partial or complete
Short term structured debt finance
Cost overrun / Project completion fund raising
Limited recourse / Non recourse based Project Finance in INR / USD / EUR
Term Loan – longer tenure, comfortable debt and collateral
ECA financing for imported equipment / machinery
Refinancing of existing loans
Arranging credit guarantee for debt