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Diversified Greentech & Energy InvestorsThe level of cleantech & renewable energy investments broke a new record on Q3, 2011, indicating confidence had flown back into this sector. Sectors invested had been diversified including cleantech, energy storage, biofuel and infrastructure projects relating to renewable energy opportunities. More firms have expanded or started investing into these sectors again, we are covering these companies on regular basis. Intel CapitalIntel Capital has made further investments into cleantech opportunities; they are now making investments almost on the weekly basis. Over the past few years, Intel Capital had made a series of investments into energy efficiency technologies, especially the SmartGrid sectors. Its investments is quite diversified, and is now into much broader range including energy monitoring systems, batteries technologies, but they are still very much focused on the energy efficiency technologies as the primary interest. Intel Capital has also invested in global markets, which includes North American opportunities, Asia Pacific (especially India and China) and a number of European opportunities. Similar to other technology companies, Intel Capital does not just invest in semiconductors related companies, in fact, Intel Capital is quite an independent business from Intel Corp, and it has been looking for opportunities, some of its portfolio companies are very early stage companies that remain on conceptual stage, while others have been commercialized already, and were looking for expansion capital.Middle East & Asia Capital PartnersPrivate equity firm Middle East & Asia Capital Partners Pte (MEACP) launched a sharia-compliant investment vehicle to its clean energy fund to attract Islamic capital, a company executive said. This is an interesting attempt to set up a specific vehicle to attract investments from Islamic capital. MEACP, which set up a clean energy fund in 2008, would expand the fund to $500 million from $400 million upon the launch of the fund's sharia-compliant special vehicle. Investors from wealthy Islamic countries like Qatar, UAE, Kuwait or South East Asia had been expanding their investments in the CleanTech areas; but sometimes investments must be sharia compliant in order to receive investments. By setting up a purpose built investment infrastructure, MEACAP can invest and manage its investment portfolio on behalf of its Islamic clients, which include financial institutions, family funds and royal family members.A number of sectors had been attracting investments from these markets including Water Technologies; Soil remediation, Green Building materials, Energy Efficiency, Oil & Gas Recovery Technologies and Water Conservation Projects.Burrill & CompanyTraditionally, Burrill & Company invests in life science companies whose technologies and products are applicable across a wide range of life science sub-sectors: human healthcare therapeutics and diagnostics/devices as well as health/wellness related projects. However, Burrill & Company also participates in agricultural, biofuels, and industrial biotechnology (biomaterials/bioprocesses). Biofuel is one of its key focus sectors, which also include other sustainable agriculture and renewable energy opportunities; it has been very active in the biofuel sectors, which is why we have decided to include it in our Global Green Investors Guide.Its biofuel investments include opportunities in North America, Middle East, Europe and Asia, some examples include: Cobalt Biofuels, who is developing novel technologies for the production of Biofuels, HCL CleanTech, an Israeli company specializes in biofuel productions.Biofuel is one of the highlighted segments for 2011, and is likely to continue into next 5 to 10 years as significant advancements had been achieved in terms of efficiency and production over the past decade. RIG Investments RIG Investments is a privately owned venture capital company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.RIG is managed by an experienced investment team, headed by its founder and CEO Henk Keilman, since its inception, the company has been expanding its investments in technology, new media, and lately, the company has expanded into green sectors quite actively. RIG Investments is a global investor, although most of its current portfolio consist of European companies. Dutch investors have very active in cleantech & renewable energy sectors, although they have not received as much attention as German or French counterparts.Dutch cleantech companies are pioneers in many areas, and they are also the leading exporters of technologies and services. Some of its key sectors include wind energy, biofuel, energy storage and solar energy technology as well as environmental conservation services. Its government and finance sectors are also highly supportive of innovations and exporting opportunities of cleantech & new energy industries. More investors can be found on our Global Green Investors Guide available on [please contact me for website address] with 1000+ investment institutions that invests in cleantech & renewable energy projects.