Introducing Oliver Wyman Ahead of the Curve series, a combination of articles and videos in which our partners engage in conversations with innovators who are transforming their industries. Each edition will highlight nascent opportunities across a wide range of sectors.
With Ahead of the Curve, we will provide unique insights on innovative trends, guiding our private equity clients across the investment landscape and preparing them for twists and turns. In Formula One racing, heading into a corner represents the time of greatest opportunity for drivers. This is especially true on wet tracks when grip is uncertain, drivers’ sight lines around the bend will differ and each car’s braking and acceleration can be expected to perform differently. That means careful preparation and marriage of driver skill and teamwork can make a critical difference. The same is true in private equity investing: It is crucial to prepare for the inflection in the cycle, get ahead of trends to see around the corner, and back the right platforms and assets. At Oliver Wyman, we are thinking constantly about where transformations might lie. Some ideas we will reserve for our private equity clients; others we will write about through the eyes of startups trying to become the next big thing in business.
BioteCH4 is an early mover in the circular economy of anaerobic digestion
In this video, we talk with the chief executive and management team of BioteCH4, a European innovative player in the bioenergy space with patented new production technologies. It’s a new take on bioenergy and one which can serve the needs of end users that will be stubbornly hard to transition off hydrocarbons.
Investing in waste transformation for greener energies
Offering a deeper perspective on the bioenergy industry, is our report: Ahead of the Curve. We explore how the green energy transition, and the myriad industrial transformations, will open new opportunities for technologies and enterprises. On our march to decarbonize, we need to transition toward green sources of energy. Yet, most sectors will still need to include hydrocarbons in their energy mix for the foreseeable future. The good news is that biogas, made from agricultural and food waste, can both reduce the pressure on overflowing landfills, while providing green sources of natural gas and diesel. Importantly, they also reduce dependency on imported natural gas, providing a useful fuel-security hedge for national governments. Download the full Ahead of the Curve report for more insights on this trend, from anaerobic digestion to green certificates.