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Green Investments Highlights: Zouk, China, SurveysHere are some highlights of the latest cleantech / renewable energy dealsZouk raises €230m clean-tech fund, prepares infrastructure fundOne of Europe’s biggest clean technology funds reached a final close today, with €230 million ($300 million) committed.Private equity fund manager Zouk Capital said the original fundraising target for the Cleantech Europe II fund was €200 million, indicating strong investor demand. According to Zouk, Cleantech Europe II is the largest dedicated clean-tech growth equity fund in the region. Zouk is also planning to launch its 2nd infrastructure fund within weeks.Zouk has been one of the most active cleantech investors coming from Europe.Latest Ernst & Young Survey on Cleantech InvestmentsThis is an interesting survey reported by Ernsy & Young recently, 65% of MENA executives polled expect an increase in cleantech investments over the next five years. This is according to Ernst & Young’s MENA survey on Cleantech titled ‘Cleantech matters: Seizing transformational opportunities (Middle East and North Africa outlook)’.Cleantech encompasses a broad range of technologies that include alternative energy (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro, biofuels, biogas, waste to energy, tidal), Energy storage, Water technologies, Recycling technologies, green chemistry (non-hazardous materials), white biotech (enzymes), green biotech (plant enhancements), nano materials (surfaces & catalysts) and membranes (filters).Investment Highlights: What Chinese investors are investingChina's interest in cleantech has been growing everyday, certain sectors have better chance in raising capital investors. We have highlighted some of the interesting sectors that Chinese investors are looking particularly: Water purification technology, China is also facing water crisis with shortage of water as well as contamination as major issues in urban areas, air pollution, China has one of the world's world's air pollution problems, its investors are constantly looking for air pollution management technologies and purification products; some of these are invested by China based biotechnology venture capital funds. Green building materials, another emerging trend is green building materials, these building materials reduce the demand of cement, also easier for transportation and require less water for curing, this has been a popular product for China's booming construction industry. China is also facing food crisis, and need technologies to protect its agriculture products against climate change, this has generated interests from its investors in investing into nanotechnologies that can protect crops, and artificial soil and organic food products which only require less area for farming.For more information about trends and investors in the cleantech sector, please visit our website on [please contact me for website address] Our Global Green Investors Guide is a very popular database for companies seeking investment capital in the cleantech, renewable energy and sustainable industries.