SC Sustainability

The climate change and the necessity in a more sustainable use of our resources generate new investment requirements.

Suma Capital was one of the pioneer in the creation of impact Fund to support the Energetic Transition and Circular Economy.

We finance infrastructures/assets that get use or generate more efficient energy or waste management.

We look for a double return in our investments: financially, socially and environmentally, which we quantify and report to our investors.

We think that a more sustainable world can offer more long-lasting returns.

Investment criteria:

Energy Transition More information

Projects that optimize the more efficient use of the energy via: (i) improving the energy efficiency in factories, buildings, public sector or mobility; or (ii) generating renewable and self-supply energy.

Waste Management More information

Projects than increase the reutilization, recycle and recuperation of waste generating resources or energy.

Environmental and Social Impact More information

Encouraging the Energy Transition and Circular Economy we improve the key indicators for our society.
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Our Projects

Energy Transition

Buildings

Action plans fulfilled in more than 30 residential buildings, hotels and shopping centres that include, among others, heating improvements, illumination and control systems.

The impact of these action plans leads to a consumption reduction of more than 11.000 MWh/year (14% savings) and a reduction of more than 16.000 Tn C02eq/year.

Case study

Along with our technical partners, we have improved the energy services in relevant owner’s communities in Andalucía and Castilla y León.

The services are focused in the renewal and improvement of the energy efficiency, which depending of the circumstances can include: heating energy production systems (heating, air conditioning, hot water, thermal solar energy, etc); illumination system in common areas (lighting technology substitution for LED); and correction of the penalty of reactive energy (capacitor batteries). Moreover, some of the projects also include the optimization of the contracting of energy supplies.

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Case study

In partnership with technical players, we have fulfilled investments for the leading urban hotel chain in Europe (Hyatt, Hilton, Riu, Melià, Ritz-Carlton, Barceló, Iberostar), as well as investments for rural hotels (Shers chain, Relais Termal).

These improvements have been made through a shared savings services (no saving, no fee) or guaranteed savings. Through this business model, we have improved the energy monitoring, illumination and heating system. Very similar implementations are made in the rural hotel chains, which substitute their thermal energy generation and incorporate the biomass of forest cleaning as a main resource.

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Case study

With our technical partners, we have done relevant implementations in shopping centers like Arcángel, largest purchase, services, restaurants and leisure centre in Cordoba (more than 30,000 square meters of commercial surface).

This investment has financed the renewal of the heating installation and illumination installing as well teleprocessing system through services contract where there is a guaranteed saving for the client and sharing additional savings.

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Industry

Measures implemented to different clients in the agro-alimentary and paper sector improving the energy efficiency of the productive processes and optimizing the energy generation.

The impact of these implementations enables a consumption reduction of above 8,000 MWh/year (with savings over 10%) and a reduction of over 6,000 tn C02eq/year as well as avoiding the emission of greenhouse gas.

Case study

Along with our technical partners, we are undertaking improvements in the factory of the ice-cream maker Icecream Factory Comaker SA (former Avidesa) with headquarter in Alzira (Valencia).

The project consists on the investment of the energy supply installations in different formats (industrial cooling, compressed air) and the exploitation through a long-term contract related to energy saving. With this outline, the company has reached savings of over 15% of its current energy consumption being able to adapt to the strict standards of efficiency and sustainability.

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Public

Measures implemented in more than dozens councils mainly in the renewal of the public lighting system with LED technology.

The impact of these measures leads to a consumption reduction of more than 3,000 MWh/year (with savings over 40%), a reduction of more than 11,000 tn C02eq/year and an improvement of its lighting contamination.

Case study

In agreement with our technological partners, we have undertaken improvements in the public lighting system of the councils of Aragón and Andalucía.

The measures are based in the substitution and improvement of the lighting system and the introduction of new control systems. This action plan leads to an important energy consumption reduction on the municipalities and a better illumination quality system, facilitating a better well-being of the citizens.

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Mobility

Measures undertaken through the electric mobility assets financing (vehicles, chargers, batteries) for the fleet transformation to more sustainable systems.

The impact of these action plans decreases the contaminant gas emissions in the cities, improving the efficiency and avoiding noise pollution.

Case study

In partnership with fleet fabricants and operators, we have substituted the existent fleet and increased the number of shared vehicles.

The project consisted in the financing of thousands of electric motorbikes for shared use in cities like Barcelona or Madrid. We are as well committed to use renewable energy resources for its charge and use contributing to a more sustainable and more efficient mobility.

Circular Economy

Waste to Energy

We have implemented the two largest District Heatings (sanitary hot water) in Spain with biomass coming from the forest cleanings, using renewable gas and contributing to the benefit of the area.

The impact of this Action Plan diminishes the more than 20,000 Tn C02eq/year, creating new jobs in the area, reducing the energy dependency in the country and helping to maintain the forests clean.

Mostoles District Heating

Case study

Through our investment in the company MDH from Madrid, in partnership with VEOLIA, we are developing the main renewable district heating network of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. It will power heating and supply hot water to more than 6500 families in the town of Móstoles through an underground network.

This technology constitutes an efficient and safe way of transporting energy in the city, yielding energy savings of 20% for clients and reducing CO2 emissions by 9,000 Tn/year.

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Soria District Heating

Case study

Through the majority stake in Red de Calor de Soria S.L., Suma Capital has invested, jointly with REBI, in the leading Spanish district heating fuelled with Biomass, whose first phase is fully operational.

Nowadays, the plant has 18MW power output and is supplying energy to more than 2.500 homes and 15 public buildings. The network is expected to supply energy to one out of four Soria neighbours in the upcoming three years.

This investment is a commitment for efficient power generation through the use of renewable energies, with a positive impact on the environment and the local employment level.

The actual phase of the investment implies the avoidance of more than 15,000 CO2 tones per year, and is expected to exceed 30,000 CO2 tones per year once the project is completed.

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