Opportunity Brief B – 28 May 2023

Opportunity Brief B – 28 May 2023


Shovel- ready:               All procurement, permits and license are completed and in-hand

Procurement-ready:     All design and permit/license applications are completed

Design-ready:                Concept design, environmental studies, stakeholder engagement are completed

Concept-ready:              Feasibility and marketing studies are completed

New development:       Preliminary economic assessment (PEA) and pre-feasibility study are completed

2238 United States – BARU shared-economy manufacturing

$3 to $5M equity injection – immediate opportunity

Revenue-positive startup

Baru has developed an internet-based network of wood and robotic workshops whose idle periods can be monopolized on a just-in-time basis to locally manufacture furniture closest to the individual buyer, eliminating in the process 70% of the non-value-added global supply chain and transportation costs.

2324 Ecuador – Gold mine exploration

$10M equity financing – immediate opportunity


Miner looking to develop the FDN field, which is an unexplored, contiguous 208,000 Ha area in the Tatasham region o Ecuador

2206 Canada – Organic waste treatment using algae reactor

$8M Debt financing – up to 25% equity


Proponent proposes to build and contract operate a waste remediation installation, under contract from AB Mauri, a producer of organic yeast and related fermentation products.

2313 St-Lucia – Wellness and agricultural village Resort

$80M debt financing – up to 25% equity in three tranches:  $400K (design and environmental), $30M (procurement), and $46M (construction)


Construct an integrated, self-contained resort comprised of three areas: a resort area containing 25 High End Villas, restaurants, bars, parking and helipad; a food production area containing agricultural production of high nutritious value food and processing; and a wellness area containing forest bathing, massage parlors, relaxation therapy, and yoga. The construction works will include civil infrastructure (new road, water supply, wastewater treatment) and utilities (electric power through solar panels, communication towers, solid waste management).

2319 United States – On-demand regional air mobility aircraft

$25M equity financing

4th and 5fth generation prototype fabrication

Development program of a light, quiet, and extreme-efficiency commuter aircraft platform.  Financing sought to design and fabricate the 4th and 5th aircraft prototypes to initiate the FAA type certification process.

2210 Uganda – 20MW geothermal plant

$105M debt financing – up to 25% equity, in two tranches:  $80M for first 10MW, including civil infrastructure, and $25M for second 10 MW expansion

Shovel ready

Large-scale electric power generation program to develop 150MW of capacity over 10 years, in the Panyimur region.  The project will start with 10MW, then add another 10MW once the first power module is operating.

2311 Nigeria – Bio-ethanol production plant

$158M debt financing – up to 25% equity

Design ready

Develop a cassava plant and construct an ethanol production plant in Kebbi province, able to produce annually 52 million tonnes of ethanol and starch (50%-50% from cassava feedstock).

2310 United States – Steel Mills for rebar production

$235M debt financing – up to 25% equity

Shovel ready

Construct a steel mills factory in Plano, Texas.  The factory will be a clean-tech, modern EAF (electric arc furnace) based green-steel production, with maximum decarbonization possibilities.  Plant will consume annually 450,000 tonnes of scrap metal to produce 350,000 tonnes of rebar.

2325 Canada – Green Hydrogen and oxygen production plant with net-zero water

$410M Debt financing – up to 25% equity, in three tranches:  $15M (FID work), $154M (Long lead procurement), and $241M (Execution)


Development of an 80 tonnes per day hydrogen production plant in southern Alberta, powered from combination solar & wind sources, and supplied with so-called produced water from nearby oil and gas well sites and diverted from costly traditional wastewater disposal tailing ponds.

2108 DR Congo – Railway connection between Matadi and Port of Banana

$1.05B debt financing – up to 35% equity, initial feasibility study $$5M

New development

Formulate, design, build, and operate approximately 200 km of railway between the port cities of Banana (on the Atlantic coast) and Matadi (200 km East along the Congo river.