The Resilient Infrastructure Solution: How It Works

To accelerate the change toward a sustainable and affordable low-carbon economy, we need to develop the means to rapidly and globally deploy both infrastructure solutions and build factories to scale new clean energy, water and materials technologies.  

The chart below describes a structure that allows all of the important players to participate in accelerating the development and deployment of these technologies and solutions.

Resourcient is focused both on bringing the necessary parties together to enable this novel delivery construct, and on teaming with the various players to create a growing template of projects that can be readily deployed. 

Resourcient is focused both on bringing the necessary parties together to enable this novel delivery construct, and on teaming with the various players to create a growing template of projects that can be readily deployed. 

1. Local Deployment. Ultimately, the economic impact of the deployment of clean energy, water and materials technologies will be local and will require local communities and cities to utilize and be able to pay for the benefits of the products and services provided.  We envision a construct under which cities and communities could apply to have pre-packaged deployments placed in their jurisdictions.

2. Principal Financial Support. In order to make the kind of impact we need in order to address global needs for affordable and clean energy, water and materials, very large scale financial support will be required.  Only the largest sovereign wealth funds and pension funds can supply that scale of capital.  Resourcient Capital Corporation is designed to both deliver them the type of financial returns they need, to insulate them from technology risks, and provide them a financial reason to participate in projects and factories that will ultimately benefit their own financial beneficiaries.

3. Secondary Financial Support. There are already a series of major lenders and financial products that can help underwrite the deployment of these projects, however, these are typically fairly low risk and low return junior instruments. 

4. Supplemental Financial Support.  In situations where state or federal governments desire to support specific projects that might otherwise not be financially feasible, a third layer of support, typically in the form of guarantees underwriting the principal financial layer can make the difference in the viability of desireable deployments. We do not envision this as necessary in most projects, but it has proven a low cost, high benefit solution in the past.

5. Corporate Underwriting.  An additiional element that can be introduced is the participation of major corporations, such as a GE, Panasonic, Total, StatOil, Engie, National Grid and others to serve as the general contractor in delivering these projects.  By teaming with major international corporations, the projects can be appropriately underwritten in a way that provides the financial backers with adequate risk assurance, provides the major corporates both with an attractive stream of project revenues and the ability to partner with and gain access to new technologies.

 

6. Commercial Technology. In order to assure overall project success, we will base our projects on commercially-proven technologies.  As new technologies scale and become bankable, we will incorporate them to enhance performance and return. 

7. New Technology. This overall structure provides a means for new technologies to be more rapidly brought to market, tested and scaled than is possible through the means available today.