Without a doubt ethanol will eventually be traded as fossil fuels do today (futures contracts, etc.
Numerous studies have shown that ethanol has a positive energy balance, particularly when compared with gasoline. According to the US Department of Energy, it takes 1.23 units of fossil energy to make one unit of gasoline – an energy cost of 23 percent. In contrast, corn ethanol delivers 20 – 50% more energy than it takes to produce, and cellulosic up to 600 % more.
Attunga Enviro Opportunities Fund
: fund invests and trades derivative products affected by, or those that influence environmental outcomes
- The first hedge fund in Australia to focus on the local emerging energy derivatives market.
- Specifically, investing in electricity (ETC and OTC), CO2 emissions, weather, gas, water and other energy and environmental related markets.
- Uncorrelated performance.
Babcock & Brown Japan Property Trust
• Provides exposure to the office and retail real estate markets in the central and greater Tokyo area
• Track record in acquiring well located properties at strong yields, despite the firming of capital rates in the Japanese market
The market in Japan has traditionally been, and still remains, very much relationship driven, with the majority of property transactions taking place “off-market”. It is therefore possible to find value if one does not compete for some of the major trophy assets in Central Tokyo which generate more competitive bidding
Forest Legacy Investments, LLC
Timberland property values in today’s marketplace often reflect a non-timber or higher and better use (HBU) component.
The HBU component represents a property’s potential for generating value by something other than growing trees. In most cases this value is future conversion to residential or commercial real estate. By selling or donating a conservation easement that conveys future development rights (i.e., restricts or removes development rights) we are able to immediately capture the HBU value of the property and can eliminate the future speculative risk on this value. This approach helps create more of a “pure play” timber investment as opposed to a timberland investment mixed with speculative real estate value.