The world’s first private democratized and tokenized green utility, Libra Project develops, funds, maintains, and operates renewable energy plants across nearly two dozen countries in Southeast Asia and East Africa that meet Libra’s impact investment and operational performance requirements.
Three key points differentiate Libra Project from the red ocean of companies developing renewable energy projects.
Energy Guarantee: Libra provides a 95% energy performance guarantee for every project it develops,
Real-time Access & Monitoring: Libra leverages its blockchain secured energy management platform to optimize the energy efficiency and performance of each of its projects. Clients and investors are able to access the platform 24/7/365 and see the real-time performance of their projects,
Libra is committed to impact investing and to improve the lives of 100 million people by 2030, Libra Project maintains two business units.
The first unit secures multi-year purchase power agreements with industrial manufacturing companies to develop, fund, maintain, and operate renewable energy plants that provide lower cost power than the manufacturers can receive from their local grid operators. These projects often are waste heat recovery, biomass, waste-to-energy, and solar projects. By providing renewable energy to industrial manufacturers – often the largest volume electricity consumers in Libra markets, Libra reduces the distribution stress most grid operators encounter. Libra requests of the local grid operators that the freed-up grid capacity each project creates should be distributed to communities that lack safe, affordable electricity. Hence, Libra’s projects result in grid operators redistributing grid electricity to tens of thousands of people that previously had no power.
To learn more about our company and our mission, click here to view our corporate video.
The second business unit secures multi-year purchase power agreements from rural municipal governments in markets where governments have a proven track record of paying bills on time while maintaining a credit rating acceptable to Libra’s funding committee. These renewable energy projects often are biomass, waste to energy, or solar projects, for which 100% of the power is dedicated to local communities that lack safe, consistent, and affordable electricity.
By mid-2019, Libra will launch its regulated impact token and blockchain secured platform which will enable any investor anywhere in the world to channel their savings efficiently and safely into Libra’s impact investment projects by using the transparency and security of blockchain technology (each person must meet our KYC and AML regulatory compliance requirements) for as little as $100.
MISSION & VISION
Libra Project is committed to improve the quality of life of 100 million people in the communities in which we operate our power plants by 2030. After all, everyone on this planet has the right to clean drinking water, electricity, and fresh food.
We will leverage impact investment standards with the benefits and certainty our blockchain technology platform delivers to reduce the barriers and costs to fund and develop renewable energy plants where they are needed most. Anyone, anywhere, not just the upper most 1% of the world, should have access to invest in renewable energy projects should they so desire.
Libra Project’s ownership and management believe in a future where investments are not only judged by profits but by the positive impact they create and sustain environmentally and socially.
At the heart of this philosophy is Libra’s adherence to the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. While Libra Project supports all 17 SDGS of the UN, Libra Project through its work daily addresses directly five of the 17 SDGs. By doing so, Libra improves the environment by reducing the creation of CO2 while it embeds the sustainable generation of clean energy in the communities in which it operates its electricity plants.
Libra Project also creates sustainable, meaningful jobs in the communities in which it operates its plants.
An important part of this philosophy requires Libra Project to partner with EPCs, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and service providers in the countries in which Libra Project operates. This assures local companies in the countries Libra Project operates benefit.
The Libra Project team is comprised of multi-sector experts with experience in several industries with social impact as our common denominator.
The team has more than two decades of expertise garnered from developing, funding, and operating renewable energy projects across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Our team’s experience traverses solar (PV and solar thermal), waste heat recovery (SRC and ORC), biomass, and waste-to-energy plants.
Co-Founder & CEO
10 years in the financial industry, including VP of Globaleye financial services, where he manages over $50 million on behalf of private clients. James is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a pioneering investor in the blockchain & cryptocurrency spaces. He is also active in the environmental scene in the United Arab Emirates. Based in the Middle East for 10 years.
Co-Founder & Director
25 years of senior management and marketing experience, based in 13 countries on 3 continents, including 8 years in Asia. Was country head for Twentieth Century Fox, the director of a Canadian Crown Corporation, and the CEO of the QFTC, a Montreal- based Public-Private Partnership where he generated $1.6 Billion of inward investment over 8 years. Hans initiated the Sustainable Production Program with Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. and has a BBA from the University of Ottawa.
Co-Founder & Director
12 years of international renewable energy experience, developing over 50MW of clean-energy projects including solar, waste-heat recovery, water efficiency and the first geothermal cogeneration plant in Greece.
Designed a 6000, 3/day desalination system in the UAE and developed over 12MW of waste-heat recovery projects for Lafarge-Holcim.
15 years in project finance, working for some of the biggest development projects in the UAE. CFO of the 2-billion-dollar project and on one of the largest in Abu Dhabi. Former company owner in the UK and. Highly competent in running multiple budgets for multiple high levels projects as well as being a group CFO simultaneously.
Anessa Allen Santos
Lawyer & CLO
Legal counsel with a focus on blockchain and fintech, corporate transactions, intellectual property, and securities. A former adjunct law professor, Anessa is a frequent guest lecturer for the Florida Bar Association and at select Universities, conferences and seminars on the intersection of law and emerging technology issues. Voted among Orlando's Legal Elite, Anessa mentors Orlando's technology accelerator, “Starter Studio”. She is a Director on the Board of the Blockchain Business Association and is an active member of the Computer Law and Technology Committee, the Blockchain and Digital Currency Taskforce and the Technology Law Committee of the Florida Bar Association. Anessa has formally studied Blockchain Strategies and FinTech at the University of Oxford where she is an alumna of Saïd Business School. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s in International Diplomacy from Wright State University.
Head of Advisory Committee
30 years of consulting focused on developing and delivering large programs with private and public sector organizations globally. Gus works with clients to deliver sustainability agendas for people, cities, and infrastructure. Over the past 10 years, he has also worked closely with clients across the MENA region to address the integration of sustainability into long-term business strategy and growth plans, to support the development of renewable energy projects, and to help organizations understand the real cost their activities have on the economy, environment, and society.
Emma has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Edinburgh University and began her career as a Project Engineer in the energy industry.
Prior to moving to the UAE, Emma started a “smart home” company in the UK, harnessing the power of the Internet of Things.
Now, Emma heads up all admin tasks for Libra Project and helps keep the company running efficiently.
Libra Project maintains active operations and/or is committed to develop renewable energy projects across the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and Cambodia as well as across the East African countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Comoros, Madagascar and Tanzania.
Demand for renewable energy in these markets is greater than any markets worldwide. Each of these markets assures 4% or more GDP growth annually, 2% or more population growth annually, and 15% or more expansion in grid capacity annually.
We are pleased to review new project opportunities as well as explore developing relationships with new potential EPC, PMC, and/or project partners. If you would like Libra Project to review a project you want to develop, contact us.
We will be pleased to review the project and determine a way Libra Project and you can work together.
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In today’s world, far too many companies, individuals etc. invest merely with a focus to earn a profit. Far too few companies and people invest with a purpose to improve the quality and longevity of life of others while earning a profit.
We believe you can do good for the planet and good for society while doing good for your wallet.
While every project we develop provides power to industry or urban and/or rural communities that lack safe, reliable, affordable electricity, our projects also improve the underlying economic, environmental, and social foundation of each community in which we operate our plants. This is our core competency. Hence our membership in the Global Impact Investment Network.
To learn more about impact investing and how impact investing benefits investors and society alike, click here.