GREE Energy was founded in 2013 with the aim to combat climate change and improve access to clean energy in rural areas. GREE Energy develops, finances, builds and operates biogas-to-energy projects in Indonesia
Support and Recognition
The Most Innovative Business Model in the Field of Climate Change (2014)
Quality of Business Plan and Execution, as a Key Actor in Climate Action in Indonesia (2014)
Innovative Low Carbon Projects in Developing Countries of Asia (2021)
One of the World’s Most Innovative Sustainable Technology Companies (2021)
We strive to fight climate change by scaling profitable biogas solutions that transform agro-food industry waste into valuable resources for people and the planet.
In emerging countries, food production causes massive greenhouse gas emissions as a result of inadequate wastewater treatment. In Indonesia, where we work, we estimate that the agro-food industry produces water pollution equivalent to the domestic wastewater from at least 185 million persons, and emits about 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year - equivalent to the emissions of more than 10 million cars.
GREE Energy designs and provides biogas-to-energy solutions that not only treat industrial wastewater and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also turn these environmental liabilities into clean energy, organic fertilisers and other commodities for rural communities. Our value creation model powers local economies and generates substantial returns for our investors, which enables us to scale our impact even further.
We intend to build upon our mission and maximise our impact on the wellbeing of the communities we serve in South-East Asia, and continue to do our part in the world’s fight against climate change.
To create the most compelling biogas company by powering local economies and unlocking the full impact potential of biogas solutions
Despite many initiatives to promote biogas in South-East Asia, their individual, specific focus often means scattered and limited results. By integrating multiple aspects of biogas solutions into our projects, we address the needs of different stakeholders and incentivise them to act together. This innovative mobilisation allows us to produce more robust assets for more people - electricity, water, carbon credits, organic fertilisers, process heat, and biomethane - creating a more systemic impact while generating attractive returns from the diverse revenue streams the model creates.
OUR 2025 TARGETS
800,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduced per year, equivalent to the emissions produced by 170,000 cars
ENERGY FOR ALL
200 GWh produced, enough to supply 400,000 people with clean and reliable energy
100,000 tonnes of BOD5 pollution removed per year, equivalent to the water pollution generated by 12 million people
UK Aid Direct is a Department for International Development fund managed for the UK government by MannionDaniels. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to support civil society to deliver solutions to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the Global Goals. UK Aid Direct focuses on reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised populations, in particular girls and women, to ‘leave no one behind’.
UK Aid Direct will work towards these priorities by supporting approaches that will develop and use partnerships to promote greater accountability, demonstrate partnerships with youth as agents and advocates for change, strengthen the ability of existing and new advocacy actors to enable decision makers to be held to account, improve access, supply and quality of basic services show positive behaviour change in targeted groups as a result of the interventions demonstrate increased opportunities for economic empowerment through job creation, income generation and improving market access and strengthen the response to conflict and local-level crisis to improve resilience in fragile and conflict-affected states.
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The FFEM’s FISP-Climate grants program aims to promote innovation in the climate change sector among private and developed players in eligible countries, in partnership with local players. It aims to create a leverage effect by means of the effective mobilisation of private players within the sector, but also by contributing additional finance from the companies themselves or from other investors.
As an innovative public private partnership, the Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF), works through private equity funds and project development companies to mobilise early-stage investment for innovative low carbon projects in developing countries of Asia and Africa. After a successful phase I, the Facility started a second phase in 2014 which will run until 2026. Implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), it is managed by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, through its FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance.
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Nicolas is a professional project manager and a specialist in renewable energy with 15 years of experience. He has successfully developed, built and operated several multimillion-dollar biogas and renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia. Nicolas graduated from ENSAIA, a prominent French “Grande école” in Agriculture and Life Sciences Engineering and pursued his studies in International Management at Laval University, Canada and in Water Management in Pretoria University, South Africa.
He has served in a senior role in Bionersis, the global leader in carbon market and landfill gas projects, where he was in charge of technical development and construction of the projects in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia with a total project capital investment in excess of USD $15 million. Later on he served in a senior role in E.ON Masdar, a joint venture between E.ON, a German integrated power utility, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi's future energy company, responsible for waste-to-energy project development in South-East Asia with a total project capital investment of USD $ 50 to 100 million.
Nicolas was born in Aix-les-Bains, a small city in the French Alps, immediately above a large mountain lake. This extraordinary environment largely contributed to his awareness of the delicate balance between economic development and nature preservation and to his professional vision and commitment.
Choky is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of broad and progressive industrial and business development experiences, which contributes to his role in GREE Energy as the Country Director/Chief of Business Development. During his career, he was relocated to Australia and USA allowing him to gain international exposure and vast experience in sales and negotiation of deals. Choky graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung in Mechanical Engineering and pursued his studies in IPMI - Monash University Australia where he obtained his MBA.
He started his professional career in Schlumberger as the field engineer. Afterwards, he served in General Electric (GE) in a senior role responsible for business development and business process improvement holding a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Later on, he created his own consultancy company to deploy Six Sigma in Blue Chip Companies in Indonesia. In total he has lead more than 100 Six Sigma projects and coached more than 1,500 staff to deploy the methodology. He has also served as business development advisor for the Owner of Newmont Corporation in Indonesia for business expansion with a total investment value of more than US $500 million.
About 25 years ago, he wrote on his alumni book “I want to rock the world”, but he acknowledged that he was wrong, and his dream changed instead to “I want to contribute in saving the world life” and GREE Energy gives him a chance to fulfill the dream.
Fahreza Hidayat brings more than a decade of experience supporting organizations to define, shape, and implement ambitious goals that benefit the climate, protect natural ecosystems, and improve livelihoods for farmers and workers. He now leads GREE Energy’s sustainability initiatives to embed robust ESG principles across its operations and amplify its impacts across its stakeholders.
Before GREE Energy, Fahreza served as Earthworm Foundation’s Impact lead for Indonesia leading initiatives and action plans on corporate commitments on no deforestation and no exploitation policies together with Indonesia’s largest commodity players and global FMCGs. Earlier in his career, he also led partnerships with the private and public sector to channel climate financing to renewable and water projects across South East Asia. Collectively, he has advised small to large organizations across agriculture, cosmetics, events, finance, FMCGs, hospitality, logistics, public, professional services, and transport sectors.
Fahreza is passionate about reimaging the role of capitalism in tackling the biggest challenges that impact people and the planet.
Blandine obtained her master’s degree in engineering, mechanical and energy from Mines ParisTech in France. She has more than 10 years of experience in the renewable energy sector and served on senior roles in various renewable energy projects. With an expertise in technical, environmental, regulatory, project and people management she leads the project management in GREE Energy as the Procurement and Construction Manager. Blandine graduated with a Master's Degree in Science and Executive Engineering, major Mechanical Engineering & Energy, from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (France).
Blandine started her career in the energy subsidiary of Veolia group and then decided to join smaller companies to be closer to projects. She has worked on the development and construction of power plants, as owner (MAIA Power) and as owner engineer (SETEC Energy Solutions), including developing an ambitious project in offshore wind power off the coast of Normandy and small hydro power plants.
She moved to Bangkok to work in renewable energy to contribute to the sustainable development aspect in a region with strong economic and social disparities. She joined GREE Energy to be part of an ambitious entrepreneurial initiative with a positive impact on the environment and society, in line with her concerns about the future.
Jacques is CEO of ENGIE factory. ENGIE's accelerator of energy start-ups in LATAM. He previously held several positions in finance, among other in South East Asia where he structured various successful business development projects.
Olivier is a leading French Renewable Energy entrepreneur and has achieved over the last 15 years a successful track record in implementing and operating wind and solar projects in France (Française d’Eoliennes, the French largest wind power IPP) and the USA (Natural Energies Inc.), Olivier is Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Blue Circle, a vertically integrated wind and solar developer in the Mekong Region (Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia).
Nicolas is an Executive Director at JP Morgan. His responsibilities involve originating, structuring and executing large financing transactions for corporate, financial institutions and government. Nicolas has also invested as a business angel in various businesses and he is a member of several angel networks.
Eva is a licensed lawyer who has been practicing in Indonesia for more than 15 years. While she has worked with clients from a range of industries, she has developed specific expertise and experience in energy and natural resources. She specializes in investments, merger & acquisition, project financing, restructuring & distressed asset management, and general corporate matters. Eva holds a Bachelor of Law from Padjadjaran University (Indonesia), a Master of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and received training in extractive industry from the Earth Institute and Law School of the Columbia University, New York. Prior to having her own practice, Eva practised law with international (DLA Piper) and Indonesian (AKHH and Hanafiah & Ponggawa) law firms. Her practice areas include corporate, investments, project finance, debt restructuring, merger and acquisition, energy and natural resources.