Project Development and Investment
Camco works at the early stage of the biogas project development process. We put our expertise, resources and capital to work to advance projects from concept to implementation. This could entail advancing a project though the early permitting, feed stock negotiations, off-take contracting (PPA or commodity sales), engineering, technology selection and financial structuring. We own and operate 6.5MW of installed capacity at two anaerobic digestions projects in Idaho. Camco has a specialized knowledge of asset repositioning and optimization. Its development process can occur through partnerships with a project in the development track or they can develop a stand-alone project sourced and managed internally.
We seek proven, time-tested technologies that are more easily underwriteable and provide a lower operating risk long-term. Our years of experience have shown that performance-based contracting is the best approach to create a cost-effective project. Camco has a broad appreciation and understanding of the technologies choices available. We believe an agnostic approach to technology selection produces the lowest cost, lowest risk and highest quality end result. Though the waste to energy market technologies are similar, feedstocks, throughput, permitting constraints, and commercial realities demand customized engineering and commercial solutions. Our approach reduces the overall risk for both financing and long-term operations.
Camco understand the development process and its myriad of risks. We invest our resources and capital to develop projects and commercial arrangements that are practical and financeable.
We may provide all or a portion of the project equity required. We develop biogas projects that convert waste streams from:
Manure (dairy cow, chicken, pig)
Waste water (e.g. palm oil, tapioca, sugar cane)
The energy produced can be:
Sold to the grid as renewable energy, typically enjoying higher tariffs depending on national policy
Used on-site to displace higher GHG emission fuel,
e.g. diesel, coal, etc.
Sold as renewable gas, i.e compressed natural gas for use in transport, cooking, or portable energy supply