• Westly raises $120m for VC fund

    01 October 2009

    Californian venture capital firm Westly Group has closed a second clean-technology fund at $120 million, beating its goal of raising $100 million.

  • Clean-tech VC investments overtake IT and biotech

    01 October 2009

    Venture capital (VC) investments in clean-technology companies climbed to $1.59 billion over the last three months, as national stimulus packages brought some confidence back to the sector, according to the Cleantech Group and Deloitte.

  • Clean-tech VC investment climbs

    01 October 2009

    Venture capital investment in clean-technology companies climbed to $1.59 billion over the past three months, according to the Cleantech Group and Deloitte.

  • Uniduto plans $1bn fund-raising for Brazilian ethanol pipeline

    30 September 2009

    Uniduto, the Brazilian pipeline developer established by the sugar cane and ethanol firms Cosan, Crystalsev and Copersucar in 2008, will begin a roadshow in February 2010 to raise $1bn to build its proposed 570km ethanol pipeline.

  • IFC, S&P plan emerging markets 'carbon efficiency' index

    24 September 2009

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Standard & Poor's are to launch the first emerging market stock index based on relative carbon efficiency.

  • Anglesey Aluminium moves to build £600m biomass power plant

    23 September 2009

    One of the UK's largest single electricity users – Anglesey Aluminium Metals – has applied to the government for permission to build a 300MW biomass-fired power station to stave off final closure.

  • China's green-tech market could reach $1 trillion by 2013 – report

    17 September 2009

    China's 'green technology' market has the potential to grow to $1 trillion and make up 15% of GDP by 2013, according to a report by the China Greentech Initiative.

  • Clean-tech 'carnage not over' – Intel Capital

    10 September 2009

    Valuations for venture-stage clean-technology companies have further to fall, according to one of the heads of Intel Capital, who expects to invest less in the sector in 2009 than in either of the previous two years.

  • Khosla raises more than $1b into clean-tech funds

    03 September 2009

    Venture capital (VC) firm Khosla Ventures has closed two funds investing in clean technology (clean-tech) and information technology with more than $1 billion.

  • Biopetrol sees turnover halve and warns of more cheap imports

    02 September 2009

    Turnover of the Switzerland-based biodiesel producer Biopetrol Industries dropped by half in the first half of this year compared with a year before, to €69.7m ($99.5m) from €139.8m, while the net loss increased to €12.3m from €7.1m.