By: greenbank On: March 01, 2014 In: Comments: 0

CEFC provided a AU$20 million debt funding facility to assist in the final stage of the development and commercialisation of wave power technology, known as the CETO technology (CETO 6) in Perth. The CEFC, in conjunction with Carnegie, developed a new hybrid corporate loan/project finance financing structure tailored for this transaction and the CETO technology development. The new financing model is designed to lower the financing risks. The loan is structured to fund the development of a specific project but with security over the assets of the company including any cash refunds the company will receive under the R&D tax incentive. While technically a corporate loan, this has a high level of structural controls such as those usually found in project finance transactions. This financing structure can have wider application for other emerging energy technology projects, and be used by other financers to accelerate development of the renewable energy industry in Australia.

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