10th of November 2021
Online Workshop Series, Exclusively for all participating project initiators
Final project submission date — 5th of November 2021

Green Energy Project Initiators are invited to submit their project proposals for consideration by the 5th of November 2021.

Exclusive Workshops (for all participating projects) will be taking place on the 10th of November 2021, 6 pm GST.
About the Event
Green Energy Project Initiators are invited to submit their project proposals for the possiblity of accessing our Green Energy Project Funding Accelerator Program specifically focusing on :

  1. Renewable Energy Projects
  2. Waste to Energy Projects
  3. Hydrogen Projects
  4. Energy Storage Projects
By submitting your project you will gain invaluable insight into the minds and psyche of potential investors, gain advice on how to prepare your project to be ready for investment and how to attract investment.

These are some of the companies who will be attending the event:
Minimum Qualifying Criteria For Your Project
Initiated by a professional team
Have a proven track record
Proven technology
No start up ventures

Benefits of submitting your project:

  1. Take part in insightful workshops.
  2. Access exclusive one-on-one customised input and coaching from our advisors.
  3. Gain assistance to place your project on a fast track to funding.
  4. Obtain support to secure the right partners and investors for your project.

The Project initiators who submit their projects will initially be verified and vetted by our deal advisory team. Subsequently, all qualifying projects will go through personalised coaching and training by our qualified Deal advisors.

The participating projects which satisfy the selection criteria will go through our "Become Investor Ready Funding Accelerator Program" : Our team will put you on the fast track to funding.

The selected projects will be presented or get bespoke under-the-radar matchmaking to over 100 qualified professional investors from our network during main event on the 16th of November.

High-Level Interactive workshops will be imparted focused on the participating sectors:

  • Waste to Energy,
  • Energy Storage & Battery Storage,
  • Renewable Energy,
  • Hydrogen
Those who submit their projects and pass our vetting criteria will be presented in a confidential and bespoke manner to over 100 qualified professional investors who have expressed interest to participate in our event.

EVERYONE who have submitted their projects, regardless of whether they have qualified for the Funding Accelerator or not, are invited to attend our online virtual workshops - insightful, interactive, and bespoke sessions where our advisors will share strategies, techniques, and insights into:
Investor readiness best practices
Deciphering what investors look for when evaluating your company/project
Identifying your project investment-readiness gaps and what else do you need to have in place to secure funding fast
Catalysing your project to reach its full potential and realizing global business opportunities
How to realise your project
Access optimal funding sources for your project
Get fair value for your project
How to de-risk your project
How to improve your project's IRR
Identify the optimal technology for your project
Obtain access to more affordable Green Finance sources and Institutional Green Finance Initiatives
Workshop facilitators
Qualified deal advisors will guide you through the process of becoming investor-ready and will help you achieve your goals.
Claudio Palmieri
Renewable Energy
Claudio has almost 30 years of experience in the development, design, engineering,
construction, commissioning, project management, service and operation,
maintenance and consulting of power, renewable energy, energy-from-waste, water
desalination and water treatment; and was involved in the development and delivery of
a number of high profile power and renewable energy projects.
William Zeelie
Waste to Energy
With over 40 years experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors and a flair for strategy formulation, project management, operational improvement and executive mentoring, with specific skills around project development to financial close.
Stephen Byng
Energy Storage & Battery Storage
Steve has more than 30 years experience in the design, development, engineering & commissioning of renewable energy systems, battery and energy storage systems, water treatment systems & Energy saving projects.

Sertaç Yener
A management, finance, and development professional in the energy sector, he has led many pioneering transactions totalling over $20-billion and transformed significant corporates in over 30 countries in as many years.

Workshops Program
Renewable Energy Workshop
Renewable Energy Workshop
Claudio Palmieri
  • What equity investors are typically looking for
  • Potential conflicting interests between developers and investors
  • How to secure a fair investment deal
  • Alternative investment options
Hydrogen Workshop
Hydrogen Workshop
Sertaç Yener
  • Electrolysis, Carbon Capture, and Ammonia Production Technologies
  • Cost: Numbers, Calculations, Relative Positions, Past and Possible Future Evolutions
  • Patents and Intellectual Property
  • Scalability, Shipment, Trading, Consumption
  • Uses: Heating, Marine Fuels, Power Production, Hydrogen Source
  • Target Markets
  • Financial Model Subtleties
  • Flawed Approach of Colouring
  • Capture Rates in Blue vs. Green
  • Time for Pink
Energy Storage Workshop
Energy Storage Workshop
Steve Byng
Company & Product
  • New or existing technology?
  • Current status
  • IP & Barrier to Entry
  • Management Team
  • Track Record
The Market
  • Total Addressable Market Size
  • Realistic sales targets
  • Competition
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
Country Risks
  • Company
  • Country where the technology to be sold
  • Local legislation & planning regulations
Investment model & financials
  • Level of investment sought
  • Type of investment
  • equity/debt/combination
Waste to Energy Workshop
Waste to Energy Workshop
William Zeelie
What makes your project attractive to investors?
  • Bioenergy — High-level definition
  • The Feedstock
  • The Technology
  • The Output
  • The Project Building blocks
  • Investor-Ready
  • The process to Financial Close
FAQ about Project submission
What information must be included in the project teaser (proposal)?
Before you submit your project, please make sure that you have the following information included:

- Project Description
Short description of your project , Vision for the project, and Readiness status.

- Project Sponsor Description
Highlight the important elements of your background: experience, qualifications, etc.

- Project Market Background
Market demand studies, feasibility studies, development plans and/or needs

- Key financial information
Showcase any numbers that will make your project a success.
The minimum information that must be included:
● Technology
● Country
● Capacity
● Annual OPEX
● Project IRR
● Applicable Tax Regime
● Tariff / Tariff Arrangement
● Annual Revenue
● Project Term
● Off-Take Arrangement
● Feedstock Arrangement (if required)
● Permitting Status
What is the deadline for project submission?
The sooner you register your project the better.

The final deadline is the 5th of November 2021

Is there an NDA in place to protect confidential information?
Of Course. You can submit your project with non-confidential information from the list above. If you pass the initial vetting process, our representative will connect with you to sign an NDA and continue the project submission process.
What happens after I submit a project?
As soon as our deal advisory team receives your project submission, they will perform an initial vetting, to determine if your project is suitable for our investment network.
If the project meets the requirements and you have provided an adequate amount of information for vetting and assessment, our team will reach out to you within 2 days to explain the steps to follow .
Given that we have a lot of project submissions and a tight timeline it is very important that you are responsive and provide all the required information for us to be able to vet, qualify and add value to your project.
Unfortunately , Projects with insufficient information will not be accepted to our Funding Accelerator Program.

Main Event: November 16, 2021 - Green Energy Summit and Best Project Award

Public Event : Open for Everyone Interested to Join

The Main Event will consist of a panel discussion consisting of prominent figures in the Green Energy Sector.

Over 100 investors from all over the world will be attending the event to listen to the panel discussions and check out the projects shortlisted from the first round.

Click here and check out the main event webpage for more details.
Keynote Speaker
Claude Begle
Former Member of the Swiss Parliament National Council, Member of the Foreign Policy Commission, Executive Chairman and CEO @ Symbio Swiss
Symbio Swiss company's purpose is to participate in the global reflection on environmental topics, climate change, energy supply, and efficiency. Dr. Begle is a politician with a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. Able to balance macro/political considerations and micro/business efficiency. A lot of experience in public policy, regulatory aspects, and PPPs. Leads numerous high-profile initiatives in energy efficiency and projects with positive environmental and social impact.

Panel of Experts
Stephen Crolius
President @ Ammonia Energy Association, President and Co-Founder @ Carbon-Neutral Consulting
Stephen has 35 years of experience as a business strategy professional at The Boston Consulting Group. He served as a senior staff member at the William J. Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative from 2006 to 2013.

Mr. Crolius is President and Co-Founder of Carbon-Neutral Consulting and President of the Ammonia Energy Association. He is also Co-Director of the Vehicle-to-Grid EV School Bus Initiative and President of the Ammonia Energy Association. Carbon-Neutral Consulting provides business strategy counsel to companies who are addressing opportunities and challenges related to the energy transition. The firm's expertise is centered on electricity and hydrogen (and relevant derivatives) as key constituents of a sustainable energy economy.

Kiran Jethwa
Managing Partner @ Fumase

Kiran is a proponent of innovative business models that incorporate economic, social & environmental Triple Bottom Line strategies. A serial entrepreneur and a veteran marketing professional with over 9+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector & 20+ years of high-tech industry experience.

His company, Fumase, is an Asset Management & Asset Development company based out of USA & Malaysia with a focus on Renewable Energy, Water & Waste sectors; and geographic focus on South East Asia & Indian Sub-Continent. Kiran has also contributed as the investor chair for California and a mentor in "Cleantech Open" - the largest clean technology competition in the USA & globally.

Niyazi Mete Saraçoğlu
West Africa Director @ Meridiam
Mete has joined Meridiam in 2013, since then he has worked in the development and financial structuring of numerous infrastructure projects in Europe and Africa, particularly in renewable energy, healthcare, and transport sectors. He is currently based in Dakar, Senegal as Senior Vice-President of Development for West Africa.

Meridiam is a global investor and asset manager specialized in developing, financing, and managing long-term public infrastructure projects with $18 billion of assets under management. Meridiam develops, finances, builds, and manages various types of projects:
  • Utility networks and services (water, waste management, energy, etc.)
  • Transport infrastructure (high-speed rail lines, highways, tunnels, ports, tramways, etc.)
  • Social infrastructure and public buildings (schools, universities, healthcare centers, stadiums, etc.)
Hamza Al Jefri
General Manager @ Sharjah Waste to Energy Company, a joint venture by Masdar and Sharjah Environment Company.
Hamza has spent nearly a decade in the clean energy sector, exclusively leading and working on innovative and landmark projects in the UAE. He was previously seconded by Masdar to another pioneering project taking up the position of a Project Manager at Abu Dhabi Carbon Capture Company – Al Reyadah. There, he supported the execution of the world's first iron and steel carbon capture project in Mussafah. Now Hamza is heading the Sharjah Waste to Energy Company.

With almost $20bln combined value invested in global projects and 10.7 GW of installed and under development gross capacity, Masdar is developing & deploying commercial-scale renewable energy projects, leading sustainable urban development & advancing clean-tech innovation worldwide.
Angela Melkonian
Senior Project Development Manager MENAWA @ Scatec
Angela is an experienced professional in the Renewable Energy Industry in the MENAWA market. She is currently a Senior Project Development Manager MENAWA at Scatec, the Norwegian Developer/IPP/EPC, where she contributed to the winning of 300MW in Tunisia and the winning of 525MW solar BOO in Iraq.

Scatec is a Norwegian company and leading renewable power producer with almost $25bln market capitalization. As a long-term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns, and operates solar, wind, and hydropower plants and storage solutions.

Vincent Bakker
Group Controller & Corporate Finance @ Entoria Energy Pte Ltd
Vincent Bakker has 12 years of energy investment experience. Starting his career at Royal Dutch Shell, he worked in Netherlands, Kazakhstan, and Singapore in large M&A, complex capital projects, and government negotiations. He has co-founded Asia's first renewable energy investment platform. He heads the finance function at Entoria Energy, an international renewable energy developer. He regularly speaks at industry events and mentoring green-tech ventures.

Entoria Energy is a leading solar development group that develops, finance, build, and operates in 10+ countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The current proprietary pipeline under development is in excess of 2 GW ranging from 20 kW to 600 MW. Entoria Energy is also expanding its wind portfolio, energy storage, and other renewable energy sources.
Nicole Vermeulen
Supply Chain Manager, Green Hydrogen @ Shell
Nicole has 15+ years of commercial and international experience in different parts of the energy sector, such as Utilities, Renewables (solar and wind), and Oil & Gas. She has delivered projects (up to 2bln USD) in challenging and complex environments, including acquisition & integration projects. Currently, she is the supply chain manager of green hydrogen in Shell and responsible for the contracting and procurement of one of the largest planned green hydrogen plants worldwide.

Royal Dutch Shell plc, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague in the Netherlands. Measured by 2020 revenues, Shell is the fifth-largest company in the world. With its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner Shell is initiating a myriad of green energy projects and initiatives across the whole value chain.
Mikhail Nikomarov
Chief Executive Officer @ Bushveld Energy
Over 15 years of international business experience in energy and finance, including as CEO and co-founder of Bushveld Energy since 2015. Seven years with McKinsey & Company in Moscow and Johannesburg, advising national governments, utilities, and manufacturers on growth strategy and policy and leading operational turnarounds in the energy sector. Three years as Portfolio Manager at Sovereign Bank, USA (now Santander Bank). Chairman of the Board, South African Energy Storage Association. Chair, Energy Storage Committee, Vanitec (the global association of vanadium producers)

Bushveld Energy aims to transform Africa by addressing the continent's greatest obstacle to faster growth and industrialization: reliable electricity supply. By providing distributed, utility-scale energy storage solutions and finally harnessing Africa's near-unlimited renewable energy potential.
Green Energy Summit Program
November 16th, 2021
18:00 - 18:05 GST
18:00 - 18:05 GST
Intro-word by the CEO of QPQ International, Oksana Tashakova
18:05 – 18:25 GST
18:05 – 18:25 GST
Claude Béglé
Former Member of the Swiss Parliament National Council, Member of the Foreign Policy Commission, Executive Chairman and CEO @ Symbio Swiss
Dr. Béglé will address the question of the supply of green energy as a part of the SDG pluri-disciplinary approach. He will stress the need for bondage between the various goals, as well as between R&D, innovation, and venture capital.
18:25 - 18:45 GST
18:25 - 18:45 GST
Stephen Crolius
President @ Ammonia Energy Association, President and Co-Founder @ Carbon-Neutral Consulting
  • The intersection of regulatory initiatives and decarbonization decisions in the maritime sector
  • The approach being taken by leading companies
  • Why early action is a smart strategy

18:45 - 19:05 GST
18:45 - 19:05 GST
Nicole Vermeulen
Supply Chain Manager, Green Hydrogen @ Shell
  • Overview of different technologies in hydrogen production - Pros and Cons
  • Hydrogen - where the market is heading
  • Why Green Hydrogen
  • Scale-up challenges and Shell electrolyzer project

19:05 - 19:25 GST
19:05 - 19:25 GST
Kiran Jethwa
Managing Partner @ Fumase
  • Typical investor evaluation of projects
  • ESG Integration - Quadruple Bottom Line Model
  • A holistic approach to Green Energy Projects
  • Multiple uses of land
  • Challenges of developing Green Hydrogen projects

19:25 - 19:45 GST
19:25 - 19:45 GST
Vincent Bakker
Group Controller & Corporate Finance @ Entoria Energy Pte Ltd
  • The IRR challenge – can renewables be profitable with ever-lower prices?
  • Increasing panel prices yet ever-lower power auctions are eating away profits
  • Where will the yield improvement in solar come from?
  • Renewable project economics, drivers, and where the yield improvements will come from
19:45 - 20:05 GST
19:45 - 20:05 GST
Angela Melkonian
Senior Project Development Manager MENAWA @ Scatec
  • As an investor and developer what Scatec is looking for in a good renewable energy project
  • Challenges they experience when acquiring or investing in a project
  • Practical lessons learned from investing in and building renewable energy projects - what works, what doesn't
  • New technologies and processes that are worthy of the attention of peer-community
  • Risks and challenges to be aware of when initiating and building projects in this sector

20:05 – 20:25 GST
20:05 – 20:25 GST
Niyazi Mete Saraçoğlu
West Africa Director @ Meridiam
  • Investor's perspective for developers and initiators of green energy projects in emerging markets
  • What level of maturity most professional investors would expect to see in a project presented to consider investing time and resources
  • What would be the right time in the development phase to start approaching professional developers and investors
  • Key bankability elements to be aware of the absence of which would jeopardize the financing of a project

20:25 - 20:45 GST
20:25 - 20:45 GST
Hamza Al Jefri
General Manager @ Sharjah Waste to Energy Company, a joint venture by Masdar and Sharjah Environment Company.
  • Development of Sharjah Waste to Energy Project as the first commercial IPP project in the GCC Region
  • Practical lessons learned from investing in and building waste to energy projects - what works, what doesn't
  • Challenges in development and construction of Waste to Energy Projects
  • Strategies to de-risk your Waste to Energy Project

20:45 - 21:05 GST
20:45 - 21:05 GST
Mikhail Nikomarov
Chief Executive Officer @ Bushveld Energy since April 2015
  • Global trends in stationary energy storage
  • Overview of the energy storage market
  • The trend towards long-duration applications
  • Spike in investment and M&A into energy storage
  • The growing interest in non-lithium based storage technologies
  • Role(s) for hydrogen in energy storage

21:05 - 21:10
21:05 - 21:10
End of the conference, closing words by QPQ International.
The event is managed by Abu Dhabi-based QPQ International.
QUID PRO QUO INTERNATIONAL is a digitally-enabled ecosystem and deal advisory platform focusing on meeting the needs of investors, project developers and ventures in the renewable energy, energy storage, waste-to-energy, water treatment and broader sustainability sector. With a mission to support investors, project developers and business owners active in the sustainability space (and) to accelerate achievement towards United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Meet The QPQ Team
"Smart people who work every day to add value and make the Planet green again"
Oksana Tashakova
Founder & CEO
Vlad Tashakov
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Uliana Semenova
Product & Operations Manager
Anna Klymenko
Platform Manager
Deal Advisory Team
Claudio Palmieri
Claudio has almost 30 years of experience in the development, design, engineering,
construction, commissioning, project management, service and operation,
maintenance and consulting of power, renewable energy, energy-from-waste, water
desalination and water treatment; and was involved in the development and delivery of
a number of high profile power and renewable energy projects.

William Zeellie
With over 40 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors and a flair for strategy formulation, project management, operational improvement and executive mentoring, with specific skills around project development to financial close. The key focus has been around project development through to financial close, EPC and O&M identification, construction and operations.
Jorgen Nellemose
20+ years of experience in the energy and renewables industry.
Skilled in Management, Business Development, Compliance, Risk Management, Insurance, Project Control, Due-diligence, M&A/JV, Financial Management, Project Management, Optimisation, HSEQ and Change Management.
Alex Fornal
Alex is passionate about serving the green transition to 100% renewable energy. He has over 20 years' experience in renewable energy project development, EPC project management, commissioning and financing of wind, solar and battery storage projects. He has a proven track record of over 200MW of wind farms and over 55MW of solar farms with strong insight and understanding of European and global PV, wind and energy storage markets and grasp of developmental principles throughout project life cycles.

Stephen Byng
Steve has more than 30 years experience in the design, development, engineering & commissioning of water, effluent & sewage treatment systems, renewable energy systems & ESCO projects. He studied Chemistry and has held senior positions in Thames Water, ABB Kent Industrial Measurements, Clearwater Systems, Delphi and Energy Management Systems.

Will Hogan
Will Hogan is a builder of community and collaboration in Impact, focused on capital formation for Impact businesses, projects and funds, and provides capital introductions services as a Managing Director at Umergence, LLC, a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer. Recent focus Impact themes include energy and the environment/ ClimateTech, sustainable food + agriculture, health and wellness.

Dr. Albert Fischer
Dr. Albert Fischer is passionate about promoting sustainability by funding and building young and innovative businesses. He has over 25 years of experience in venture capital and management in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. He currently acts as active board advisor and supports executive boards in ESG, strategy and financing.
Manuel Duggal
Manuel has over 25 years of international commercial and business development experience in the power and environmental engineering sectors. He has built up a comprehensive understanding of infrastructure requirements for the utility, renewable energy and oil & gas sectors in remote and outlying locations, supplying turnkey energy and infrastructure solutions to clients.
Cory Williams
A high-impact leader with 25 years of experience in fast-growth companies, business transformations and venture capital related enterprises - at Board level, or as Chief Executive and/or Adviser. An emphasis on integrity, vigour, and good judgment in the face of complexity and difficulty.
George Jones
George Jones is an entrepreneur, board member, mentor, and renewable energy expert. He has led a significant number of solar + storage projects in his career and architected a family of high-performance battery-based energy storage systems and microgrid controllers along with an innovative analytics and go-to-market business model. His skill set spans technical, operational, and financial topics.
Peter Hamilton

Pete founded the consulting firm Better Energies LLC in 2012 to evaluate and uncover high-value business opportunities for clients in the clean energy space by focusing at the intersection of technology, policy, and the marketplace. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy. Pete has worked as a venture capitalist, engineer and consultant in over a dozen countries.

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