Brazil Rural Energy Enterprise Development (B-Reed) / Desenvolvimento de Empresas de Energia Rural no Brasil

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

B-REED seeks to develop or strengthen sustainable energy enterprises that use clean or efficient energy
technologies to meet the energy needs of populations under-served by traditional means, creating
environmental and social benefits and stimulating sustainable local economic growth.

Open to Applications: 
Application Time Frame: 

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Climate Objective: 
Administrator Type: 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered: 
Concessional Loans, Equity, Market-rate Loans
Direct Access: 
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Fund Size: 

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Financing Award: 
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E+Co Brasil
Implementing Entity: 

E+Co Brasil: for enterprise development services.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure: 

B-REED offers rural energy entrepreneurs or existing companies looking to enter into the sustainable energy business through a combination of enterprise development services and start-up financing in the form of debt or equity. Services will also include training and hands-on business development services.

If you are an entrepreneur or existing business considering a business using clean energy technology in Brazil, an NGO or financial institution interested in learning more about how to work with B-REED,
please contact at:
E+Co ( Derek Gallo
E+Co ( Gina Rodolico
Instituto Eco-Engenho David Cerqueira
IDER ( Armando Abreu

Organizational and Decision Making Structure: 

The Rural Energy Enterprise Development (REED) initiative is a flagship UNEP Energy effort, in partnership with clean energy investor E+Co, Un Foundation, the W. Alton Jones Foundation, and a diverse group of country enterprise development partners.
B-Reed is an innovative partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate, and Sustainable Development (URC),

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures: 

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable): 

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Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income: 

Currently focuses on the Northeast Brazil area.

Contact Information

Gina Rodolico
383 Franklin St., Bloomfield,
Bloomfield, NJ 07003, USA
Tel: +973-680-9100
Fax: +973-680-8066

Eric Usher
39-43 quai André Citroën,
75739 Paris, France
Tel: +33-144-371-429
Fax: +33-144-.371-474

Juan Zak
Risø National Laboratory
4000 Roskilde, Denmark

E+Co Brasil
Lucio Felix
Edístio Ponde Street, 353
Emp. Tancredo Neves, Sala 1101/1104 - Stiep
Salvador, Bahia - Brazil CEP 41760-310
Tel: +55 (71) 341-5344

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Sectors & Topics: 
Renewable Energy
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