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Renewable Energy : The Opportunity and The Challenge<br />presented by Jim Barry,<br />Chief Executive, NTR plc<br />Marine Energy and Smart Grid Workshop<br />10 May, 2010<br />
A Changing World<br />Security of Energy Supply<br />Resource Depletion<br />Climate Change<br />“The Perfect Storm”<br />
NTR’s Strategy Meets Global Challenges<br />Securing A Greener Future<br />The macro factors of climate change, resource sustainability and security of energy supplyunderpin the structural growth opportunities for the NTR Group. <br />NTR's strategic response is to <br />build and run green energy and resource-sustaining businesses.<br />Climate Change<br />Security of Supply<br />Resource Sustainability<br />
Transition From Our Heritage<br />1980 - 1998<br />1999 - 2002<br />2003 - 2005<br />2006 -><br />Applying experience from our heritage to today’s global challenges<br />
Business Overview<br />3rd party marketing<br />Co-op <br />grain storage<br />Ethanol<br />production<br />Local blending points<br />Risk management<br />Merged business well capitalised <br />Exploit efficiencies potential from new assets – six ethanol plants (480MG - all commissioned), eight grain elevators, national marketing and distribution<br />Downstream access to underserved markets through investment in blending assets <br />Access to corn upstream through selective investment in co-op storage<br />Commodity hedging expertise / sound trading policies<br />Vertically integrated approach secures access to supply and customers<br />
Greenstar Group Strategic Overview<br />Operational Efficiency<br />invest in Singlestream MRFs, best-in-class operations practices.<br />Securing Margin <br />hedging, variable contracts to match commodity swings.<br />Upgrading for Value Creation<br />higher grade plastics, glass beads.<br />Pursuing Energy From Waste <br />Singlestream - optical and magnetic sorting of recyclables on-site improves efficiency by 30%<br />Upgraded recycled materials, such as food <br />grade plastic pellets used by carton <br />manufacturers, derive more value<br />
Initial Observations<br /><ul><li>No silver bullet, no standard template
Complexity to response with unknown or uncertain consequences of interactions
Cost economics are dynamic – needs to be reflected in evaluating renewables