To profit with purpose

The overarching mission is to profit with purpose by providing a specialised and experienced financing platform that will structure select investments to accelerate clean and sustainable energy infrastructure, energy and resource efficiency solutions (and related business models and services), and the supply chains that support them, which provide measured positive development outcomes for sub-Saharan Africa’s future.

Demeter Organic Fertilisers

Demeter Organic Fertilisers is a company that initially entered into a technology transfer and exclusive licence agreement with Unity Fertiliser (South Africa) for the construction of a 330,000 tonne capacity fertiliser plant in the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). The technology, licensed by Unity Envirotech, uses human sludge to manufacture organically enhanced nitrogen-based fertiliser. Demeter was to establish the first Unity plant in Africa, with the intention to roll out further plants in the SADC region. The technology agreement was never concluded and Demter subsequently developed a prioprietary technology to convert municipal waste-water sludge (‘biosolids’) into a nutrient-enhanced organic fertiliser called DemeterOrganicsTM

The Demeter technology has been successfully demonstrated in a laboratory environment and Demeter is in the process of building a pilot plant at their testing facilities in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.

Evolution One Fund has invested into the early stage development phase of the project to bring the project to permitted status, followed by construction and commercial operation.

Fund Principals

Steven Faure

Fund:

Evolution I

Investment Amount:

ZAR3.495 million

Date of Deal Annoucement:

2011

Investment Year:

2011

Investment Partner:

Demeter Holdings

Fund Principals

Steven Faure

Fund:

Evolution I

Investment Amount:

ZAR3.495 million

Date of Deal Annoucement:

2011

Investment Year:

2011

Investment Partner:

Demeter Holdings