Here are some descriptions of PSC projects and case studies:
(1) ENERGY EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION FOR INDIA, JORDAN, & OMAN: Facilitating the market entry and sales for the SMART Emissions Reducer, a component part placed on any vehicle’s internal combustion engine that creates a cleaner burn and thereby reduces GHG emissions by 50-90% and increases fuel economy by up to 5-15%. Set up pilot projects with Abu Khader and Fannoun groups in Jordan and work with Ministries of Transportation, Energy and Environment as well as Greater Amman Municipality to establish market presence. Travel to Qatar, Oman, and UAE to market product. Interface with high level government officials and industry leaders from Jordan and Oman during trade and diplomatic delegation visits to the U.S. sponsored by the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce, the U.S., and Middle East country governments. Research business capabilities and opportunities, provide strategic guidance, and negotiate contract terms for pilot projects and partnerships.
(2) PROJECT FINANCE IN INDIA: Gaining pre-approval of a $6M loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for a U.S.-based renewable energy company for a Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (Bio-CNG) project in Uttar Pradesh, India. This consists of analyzing the proof of concept, business plan, management team, various country assets, debt to equity ratios, feedstock contracts, a build own operate transfer (BOOT) agreement, political risk, and insurance risk. This project will create sustainability benefits including: preserving and improving agricultural lands that have been damaged by harmful cultivation practices, managing the tons of agricultural waste that arise from those practices, providing access to inexpensive energy in the form of electricity and fuel, improving public health, and creating green jobs.
(3) CARBON CREDITS & TRADING: Serving as the carbon credits and trading expert for a waste-to-energy gasification technology deployment in the Philippines by Korean and U.S.-based companies. This role is based on deep experience with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Clean Development Mechanism. Provide strategic, management, and investment advice.
(4) PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (P3s): Working with investment and asset management firms who raise up front capital for technology improvements in municipalities and counties and then share in the cost savings and revenue generated over time. The P3 model allows a city to enter into long-term contracts with a private party who assumes financial, technical, and operational risk for projects. Usually a special purpose vehicle (SPV) is created to develop, maintain, and operate the asset for the contract term. We are bringing LED lighting retrofits, media and advertising, WiFi / broadband, and intelligent parking solutions into cities through turnkey solutions that create 50% cost savings and generate revenue while reducing GHG emissions, increasing energy efficiency and use of renewables, promoting public health, and building a green economy. We are finding ways to use this model in the Southeastern United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
(5) SMART ISLAND ECONOMIES: Serving as the United Nations expert and a fundraising coordinator for renewable energy projects that would help islands become energy independent – in particular Aruba and Samoa. Focus on raising money from institutional investors, United Nations agencies, and development banks to fund a commercial opportunities document that would establish standards for a transparent and accountable request for proposal (RFP) process for foreign companies interested in deploying technologies on the islands.
(6) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Advising on the business plan, growth, development, and online presence for D.C. Grow, a new community investment organization focused on building sustainable communities through microfinance.