AfriRen Teaser Feb2011

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Africa Renewables Ltd. (AfriRen) provides European industry with stable, long term supplies of quality biomass. Established by senior energy trader J.F. Guillon to develop renewable energy projects in Africa, we employ cutting edge technology and operations whilst respecting the environment and local communities. With a headquarters in London and offices in Accra and Abidjan, we form a link that ensures that both customer and vendor fully benefit from the new opportunities provided by sustainable African biomass.

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  • AfriRen Teaser Feb2011

    1. 1. Africa Renewables Ltd. Connecting Africa to the green energy economy February 2011
    2. 2. Mission & Vision <ul><li>Long term sourcing of biomass for European utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Always meet sustainable international standards </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive advantages: secured supply, social impact, attractive economics and potential for expansion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Established in 1964 Biomass is sourced from SIFCA, the first agro-industrial group in West Africa Strategic plan to replicate model across SIFCA’s WAF plantations Workforce 21,000+ Turnover (2008) <ul><ul><li>€ 600 million </li></ul></ul>Net result € 69 millions
    4. 4. Social impact of biomass projects Local community <ul><li>Additional jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Support small-scale charcoal and timber trade </li></ul><ul><li>Primary forest threat is alleviated </li></ul>Plantation Manager <ul><li>Biomass income is an incentive for replanting </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass logistic chain of extraction prepares the ground for replanting . </li></ul>European end-user <ul><li>Reduces compliance costs for EU 202020 </li></ul><ul><li>Access to high-quality long-term biomass supply for co-firing or dedicated-biomass generation </li></ul>
    5. 5. Individual country targets for renewable energy generation Potential European wood demand for energy EU 2020 regulations is driving biomass demand growth <ul><li>The single largest increases in woody biomass consumption for energy generation are expected to develop from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweden (+6.5 million odt or 28%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italy (+3.0 million odt or 132%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK (+3.0 million odt or 590%) </li></ul></ul>Share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (%) Overall EU target 0 10 20 30 40 50 Sweden Finland Austria Portugal Denmark Estonia Romania France Spain Germany Greece Italy Ireland Poland Great Britain Netherlands Belgium Czech Rep Hungary Share in 2005 Increase to 2020
    6. 6. Combined demand for woody biomass of energy utilities in Europe to grow 4x by 2020 <ul><li>2010  13 million odt/yr </li></ul><ul><li>2015  33 million odt/yr </li></ul><ul><li>2020  57 million odt/yr </li></ul>
    7. 7. AfriRen pioneers in its Ghana project <ul><li>Only two similar projects in Africa: </li></ul>Buchanan Renewables is a company established with Canadian funds with the objective to develop a woodchip exporting business from Liberia. In June 2010, Vattenfall and Swedfund acquire 30 percent of Buchanan Renewables Fuel. Vattenfall's share is 20 per cent for €20 million, and Swedfund's 10 per cent €10 million. MagIndustries was established in 1997 to evaluate key mineral licenses acquired in the Republic of Congo. Today, the company has four divisions, one of them, MAGForestry , focuses on eucalyptus plantation near Pointe Noire to supply the pulp and paper industry in Europe.
    8. 8. GREL Project – annual export of 150,000 mtons of rubber tree biomass from Ghana Key Concepts Key Figures Length of contract 8 years Size of plantation 13,000 Ha Felling schedule 585 Ha/yr to be felled and replanted Port logistics Takoradi, less than 100km from plantation Biomass volume 150,000 gto/year over 8 years Biomass specs Woodchips from 2011 to 2012 Pellets from 2013 to 2018 Export schedule 7-8 cargoes of 15,000 metric tons every month from August 2011 Certification FSC Controlled Wood Standard and Biomass Inventory (SGS auditor) Quality Within EU guidelines
    9. 9. GREL Biomass Extraction Chain Mechanical harvesting using a feller-buncher Extraction to roadside by grapple skidder Roadside de-limbing and cross-cutting by chainsaw Transport of wood chips to storage area Roadside chipping into waiting vehicles Transport to dockside and loading
    10. 10. Quality and sustainability standards
    11. 11. Rubber wood biomass meets all EU quality guidelines
    12. 12. Cost indication as of February 2011 Woodchips (35% moisture) Woodpellets (8% moisture) FOB costs (€/mton) 35 83 Freight (€/mton) 34 22 CIF COST ARA (€/mton) 69 105 € /GJ CIF ARA 5.9 6.4 € /MWh CIF ARA 21.4 23.0
    13. 13. Developing a cooperation with a European Biomass end-user <ul><ul><li>Supply biomass from Ghana origin on CIF or FOB basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand sourcing of biomass from Ghana to other WAF countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define sustainability criteria to match end-user requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore interest in investing in a pellet mill or AfriRen’s complete value chain </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Our partners Our advisors
    15. 15. Contact <ul><li>J.F Guillon </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +44 (0) 203 402 5246 </li></ul><ul><li>Mob: +44 (0) 7768 078199 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sonia Medina </li></ul><ul><li>Partner and COO </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +44 (0) 203 402 547 </li></ul><ul><li>Mob: +44 (0) 7590 976247 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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