EvoInfra provided financial modelling and model audit support to Schroders Greencoat on developing and auditing a new financial model for their portfolio of biogas projects in Germany. The new porfolio model will support them with ongoing operational perfomance tracking, strategic acquisitions, and valuation purposes.
Biogas is produced through bacteria digesting feedstock, such as crops, food waste or agricultural waste, and can be used as clean fuel to generate electricity that is sold into the grid under the German EEG (Renewable Energy Sources Act), similar to other renewable power generation technologies. The carbon dioxide in biogas can also be filtered out to create biomethane, a separate substance that is sold as a full substitute to natural gas.
The production of biogas and biomethane is a next-generation infrastructure theme in Europe that is experiencing multiple tailwinds, including regulatory support for clean energy sources, industrial decarbonization goals, and a heightened focus on energy independence. Within Europe, Germany has the largest biogas and biomethane markets, as well as ambitious production targets.