Engineering for Bankability: How to Reduce Project Risks and Help Enable Technology Deployment

Originally delivered Mar 23, 2022
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Basic
  • Duration:
    1 hour
  • PDHs:
    1.00

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It can happen all too easily when developing new technology. The engineering decisions made during process development and project development result in a project that is technically sound, but financially unbankable. Don’t let this happen to you. Join this webinar to better understand the ways your decisions impact the ability to obtain financing for a project. In turn, you’ll be able to make better decisions during the risk reduction exercise and ensure projects successfully obtain financing.   

In this webinar, you’ll address a variety of important technical risks linked to financing, including piloting, flowsheet complexity and scale-up. You’ll explore how to optimize a project for bankability rather than profitability, especially in the case of first-commercial projects from small companies. In addition, you’ll examine how the capital markets evaluate project financial risk—an area in which engineers typically lack training—and how to use this knowledge to convince capital providers of a project’s overall viability.  A review of the basics of project finance will prepare you for discussions about the tradeoff between bankability and profitability that commonly occur in first commercial projects, especially when evaluating feedstocks and products.

You’ll leave with new tools you can use immediately in your critical role as an engineer to identify and mitigate the risks that can impact project viability and optimize a project for bankability. 

You’ll learn: 

  • The basics of project finance
  • How to minimize the financial risk of a project through informed early engineering decisions
  • The role of engineers in enabling project bankability 
Presenter(s): 

Brad Price, P.E.

Brad Price, P.E. is the Principal Engineer for New Energy Risk where he utilizes his strong background in process safety, facility operations and technology diligence to lead the review of frontier technologies. Previously, he was with Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) where he worked on the design, commissioning, optimization and day-to-day operations of a variety of petrochemical assets. Brad received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Read more

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