Biomass and Anaerobic Digestion 

Most Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities using biomass are based on anaerobic digestion of organic feedstock to produce biofuels and, in turn, generate power. Biomass includes all organic material from the agricultural and livestock sectors, as well as solid municipal waste and sludge from sewage facilities. This feedstock is generally an inexpensive or waste material, which is converted to methane. Unlike waste to energy technologies using incineration technologies, there are no greenhouse gas emissions produced in the anaerobic process.

In the U.S., WTE facilities are expanding rapidly and is a $10 billion industry with 80 facilities in 20 states, generating 15 million MWh of power annually. Most of this power is sold to the nation’s electrical grid helping to meet America’s rising demand for clean energy.

Catalyst is involved with providing financing for Biomass-to-Renewable Energy Equipment
and Projects and has access to Equipment financing (on-balance sheet and off-balance sheet debt and leasing), Project Debt and Equity, Mezzanine and Lease Financing, and Construction Financing.