Blue Sphere acquires four biogas facilities in Italy

Blue Sphere, a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today they have acquired four fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1MW.

Blue Sphere Italy signed a definitive agreement with Kinexia, an Italian public company, and will now await a change of control process that could take up to 60 days from the date of execution of the definitive agreement. The company cannot make any guarantees that the change of control will be approved in this timeframe or at all. After finalisation this, acquisition will result in expected total annual revenue flow of €8.6 million ($9.8 million) for Blue Sphere. It will also accretively provide €1.1 million ($1.26 million) in annual cash flow to the company.

This acquisition represents the initial execution of a long term business strategy geared toward rapidly increasing revenues and adding exceptional assets and cash flow to the company's balance sheet.

Blue Sphere generates electricity from biogas derived from organic waste, which is mostly food waste, and sells this electricity to leading electric companies through long-term power purchase agreements. Waste-to-energy is one of the fastest growing segments in the renewable energy markets. According to SBI Energy, the thermal and biological segments reached $6 billion in 2012 and will reach $29 billion by 2022.

'Achieving this important milestone validates Blue Sphere Corporate's ability to acquire operational Biogas facilities, and moves us closer to our goal of being one of the largest players in the waste to energy global market,' says CEO Shlomi Palas.

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