What We Do
Allotrope Partners is an internationally focused clean energy advisory, investment, and project development firm specializing in emerging markets and technologies.
Market Analysis and Solutions
We draw upon our team’s deep technical expertise and our extensive global network to apply real-world solutions to renewable energy challenges.
We have invested in a limited number of early-stage, transformational low-carbon technologies and businesses to address critical market gaps.
We bring together governments and companies to mobilize private sector clean power demand and accelerate renewable energy investment and deployment.
Our in-house team originates and develops projects in key emerging markets and matches them with long-term investors.
Headquartered in Oakland, California with staff in six countries, Allotrope works with public, private, and philanthropic entities to advance our shared clean energy and climate objectives. The Allotrope team draws on decades of experience spanning government policymaking, capital markets, project development and finance, nonprofit, and advisory sectors.
Featured Highlights: Allotrope in Action
Corporate Renewable Analysis and Solutions
Allotrope offers a range of solutions for corporate clients from analysis and opportunity mapping to clean energy transactions and project implementation. With nuanced understanding of emerging markets, Allotrope brings a unique perspective to corporate clean energy procurement. For example, Allotrope recently conducted technical and economic analysis for hundreds of manufacturing facilities across Asia and Latin America on behalf of a Fortune 100 company in support of the company’s 100% clean energy commitment.
Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA)
Allotrope’s flagship public-private collaboration initiative is the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator. Jointly led by Allotrope Partners, the World Resources Institute, and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the CEIA advances the policy and financing frameworks to scale commercial and industrial clean energy deployment in key emerging markets. The CEIA brings together governments and companies to promote effective policy frameworks, create a business-led demand signal for clean energy, and mobilize a robust pipeline of investment-ready clean energy projects. Read more about the CEIA’s work in Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and other emerging markets here.
Greening the Banks
Allotrope also leads a key public-private collaboration initiative focused on the financial sector in Southeast Asia. Greening the Banks aims to strengthen the capacity of Southeast Asian financial institutions to actively participate in green finance, with the ultimate goal of rapidly scaling renewable energy investments, while decreasing capital flows to fossil fuels. Greening the Banks unlocks scaled green investments in the region by facilitating in-country dialogues among financial institutions, project developers, and regulators, while proactively collaborating with global, regional, and local initiatives. GTB also provides targeted technical assistance and sustained engagement with banks and regulators to unlock transactions with project developers and rapidly scale the green project pipeline.
Anderson Biomass Complex
One of Allotrope’s key strategic investments is the Anderson Biomass Complex (ABC), an integrated biomass facility working to incentivize sustainable forest management in California. ABC utilizes and creates demand for wood that would otherwise be treated as a waste product by turning small-diameter, non-merchantable timber and discarded tree tops into firewood as well as wood dowels, posts, and poles for agricultural and residential markets. Preserving larger older trees that are important carbon dioxide sinks, while thinning smaller diameter trees, is a key element of good forest management as it improves water quality and quantity and reduces the risk of forest fires that produce black carbon and harmful emissions. Through these efforts, ABC is building a replicable business model that will act as a long-term driver for improved forest management practices.