Macquarie Capital Forms Aerogy
Posted on 01/19/2022
Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Macquarie Group, announced the launch of Aerogy, a platform that develops, operates and invests in renewable natural gas (RNG) infrastructure projects that convert waste into low-carbon energy. Aerogy delivers a suite of innovative energy solutions through project development, financing, construction and commercial operation as well as subsequent project expansions with a focus on renewable natural gas. By investing in breakthrough energy solutions that convert organic material and waste into renewable fuel, Aerogy is targeting investments that help reduce emissions and support the lower carbon economy transition.
Aerogy has brought on Andrew Nekus and Greg Meyer, formerly with Brightmark, to help build out the Aerogy platform. The company will initially focus on funding and accelerating projects in the broader RNG and renewable fuels landscape and plans to expand into renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and hydrogen. Across projects, it will support the reduction of emissions and transition to a lower carbon economy through investment in alternative energy solutions such as converting waste to renewable fuel.
Macquarie Capital has more than 120 employees located around the world focused on infrastructure and energy development and investment, and in excess of US$ 16 billion committed to projects in construction or in development.
Zahn’s Farm facility reaches financial close
Aerogy has successfully co-developed, closed financing and commenced construction on an anaerobic digestion (“AD”) facility at a leading dairy producer, Zahn’s Farm, located near Gillett, Wisconsin. The facility will convert manure into RNG and is anticipated to produce over 200,000 MMBTu of RNG per year. The project utilizes technology from DVO Inc., the leading on-farm AD technology provider in the US, and P&E Solutions will provide engineering, procurement and construction services. Aerogy is examining further opportunities to expand the facility to additional farms in the region and serve as a hub for other anaerobic digestion projects.