Investments in heat energy

The world’s largest, but still quite unexplored, renewable energy source is heat power. Baseload Capital received a feasibility study grant from Nopef to assess the market opportunities in Taiwan, followed by a Nefco loan to accelerate the implementation of new heat power plants outside of the Nordic countries.

Apply for financing from Nefco

Nefco provides financing for economically viable green projects with positive environmental or climate-related impact. We offer loans, equity-type financing and feasibility-study grants to Nordic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and midcap companies for green investments carried out on global markets.

Who can apply?

Nordic companies and investors that are developing green projects can apply.

Nefco finances projects initiated by companies and actors originating in one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and/or Sweden), and which aim to establish operations in a target country outside the Nordic countries. Projects financed by Nefco shall have an identified Nordic partner that would serve as Nefco’s point of contact in the project.

Our financing instruments

Investments on global markets

Fast-track loan financing

  • For Nordic SMEs with commercially proven green and sustainable solutions to finance investments and business activities in support of international growth.
  • Loans with fast-track approval procedures up to EUR 500,000
  • Read more about Fast-track loan financing

Financial support for internationalisation

  • For Nordic Small and Medium-sized EnterprisesSMEs to conduct feasibility studies for internationalisation outside the EU/EEA
  • Grant support through Nopef (the Nordic Project Fund), up to EUR 50,000
  • Read more about Nopef financing

Scope of project

Small and medium-sized projects that have positive and relevant environmental impact in the country where the project is located as well as for the Nordic region. We always assess the technical feasibility and financial profitability of all projects.

Typical projects may involve investments in machinery, equipment, facilities, technology or other resources needed for production and scaling of green solutions on international markets.

Sectors that are of particular interest to Nefco include:

  • manufacturing
  • energy
  • materials
  • transportation
  • water
  • circular economy
  • food and agriculture

Risk assessment

  • Nefco loan financing for private sector projects can be for up to 7 years
  • Nefco normally exits from equity investments after 5-7 years
  • Currency: EUR
  • Amount: loans and equity up to EUR 5 million
  • Nefco’s financing does not generally exceed 50 % of the total investment.
  • Interest rates: market terms, fixed or floating rate interest on loans

Read more about Nefco in Nordic languages

How we work

As an international financial institution, we have a range of policies and guidelines that will help you understand how we work both internally and with our partners and customers. Read more about our policies and guidelines.

We welcome project proposals, aimed at generating positive environmental or climate-related results. Read here about our environmental criteria and guidelines.

Projects should also contribute to the global sustainable development goals.

How to apply for financing

Please send us a contact request to discuss with our investment experts to determine if your project is eligible for Nefco funding. In the contact form, please provide information about current business areas, purpose and scope of the project, expected environmental benefits and possible Nordic participation and interest.

You may also download and submit the project proposal form by email to provide more information. Download our project proposal form

You can also contact our investment experts directly by email or telephone.

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A selection of implemented projects