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Bankability of urban waste heat recovery projects
A project is bankable if lenders are willing to finance it, which means that it has sufficiently low risk, high success probability and future cash flows to repay the loan.
The findings of ReUseHeat indicate urban waste heat recovery investments are generally considered as high-risk projects by banks. One main reason is the low maturity of the technical solutions but equally important is the fact that there is no legal framework in place on urban waste heat recovery. For increased penetration of urban waste heat recovery investments policy changes are important (putting the legal framework in place, incentivize pilot projects and promote financial support and guarantees).
In order to address the identified issues, policy recommendations have been provided in this report (2019) as well as a proposal for a Credit Facility of urban waste heat recovery investments.
Author: ReUseHeat project
Key words: business models, urban waste heat, investments, bankability, credit facility
- Waste heat
- Business models and financing
Type of Content
- Report / Study