Our Mission

Allotrope Partners’ mission is to accelerate and capitalize on the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Our role is to identify and develop companies and projects in the clean economy, help deploy pools of capital into those opportunities, and educate decision-makers on successful policy and investment paradigms. Allotrope’s investments span both developed and emerging markets, where ongoing policy, resource and technology shifts are generating higher returns, lower risk, and simplified execution.

The Allotrope model is ultimately focused on identifying physical asset opportunities that generate both conventional outputs and environmental benefits. These opportunities can be either discrete projects or project development platforms that spin off multiple assets.  Allotrope focuses on incubating projects in-house but also seeks opportunities to be a “developer of developers,” where we match the right capabilities with the right set of projects.


What We Do

Project Development

Project Development and Finance

We incubate projects in-house and make active operational investments in low carbon project developers with new approaches to markets, products, and services.

Strategic Development

Strategic Investments

We make a select number of small early stage investments in technologies and business processes that are on a trajectory that complements our asset-based development and project-financing model.



We deliver high value advisory capabilities in areas directly related to our mission. This allows us to participate actively in the public dialogue about paths to the clean economy and stay informed on critical developments both domestically and globally.

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    By far the most interesting dynamic in the world of energy over the past 18 months has been the wholly unexpected cratering of the price of oil to less than $40 a barrel. Explanations abound, but clearly two major supply side dynamics have coalesced to effectively put the world awash in oil. One has been discussed ad nauseum – in less than a decade, the US fracking industry has literally unlocked huge pools of previously inaccessible oil, effectively turning the US from a mid-sized declining oil producer into a swing producer oil superpower. The other, more interesting development has been ...Read More

  • “Castles in the Sand” and other musings from the Middle East -

    Best wishes for a successful 2015. We’re overdue for an Allotrope kick-off blog for the year, with a little reflection and some looking forward.

    While 2014 was filled with many surprises as we built out Allotrope Partners’ operations, perhaps my biggest new twist during the year was taking two trips to the Middle East. These trips were due to Allotrope’s interest in V4 Advisors, a company that is expanding from its base in Beirut, and is moving quickly into the halcyon business environments of the Gulf States.   In December, I had the opportunity to be with the V4 team when ...Read More

  • What does Lima mean for Renewable Energy Deployment? -

    As everyone who has ever been to one of these things would have unanimously predicted, the UNFCCC negotiations slogged into overtime last weekend in the 20th year of the search to negotiate a global climate change deal by consensus with 190 countries.  As you might imagine, the going is glacial – particularly compared to the speed and scale at which we need to be reducing emissions.  But we at Allotrope are cautiously optimistic. Since the Copenhagen Accords in 2010, the global discussion on addressing climate change has been slowly changing for the better. Rather than a few developed countries committing ...Read More