About

Hydrogen Ventures is a collaboration between Climate Change Ventures and Wellington Street Partners. Based in the UK, our team is developing a series of international projects based on its knowledge of hydrogen technologies, public policies and opportunities.

Our projects focus on Green Hydrogen production using renewable sources of energy and cutting edge technologies. In some cases, we use Green Hydrogen for the production of synthetic fuels, like Methanol.

Hydrogen Ventures is creating a pipeline of projects that has been carefully selected against a challenging set of ESG criteria. For investors who understand the imminent and significant impact of hydrogen technologies, we offer the prospect of ‘ab initio’ participation.

Our geographical focus currently comprises Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and at the core of this project development lies the many years of experience held by our team in project finance non-recourse.

 

Our Team

Hydrogen Ventures has an accomplished leadership team with decades of experience in financing, development and engineering in the field of clean-tech and renewable energy.

Horacio Carvalho

Horacio Carvalho

50 years of experience in energy and infrastructure financing globally.
Founder of Carbon Capital Markets.
Raised 3 carbon funds: Carbon Asset Fund (CAF) €35m & China Methane Recovery Fund €300m and REAF.
Led the first large scale wind project in Brazil (220 MW) with CER’s as well as biomass, rice husks, landfill methane recovery all generating CERs.

Shona Woodfine

Shona Woodfine

Shona leads Wellington Street Partners political advisory work. She has advised and acted for Veolia UK, Virgin Media, FCC Construction, Cheyne Capital, Community Fibre, Gleeds and many others.
She has 20 years experience on national politics, lobbying and advisory work.
She is an expert on public procurement and corporate strategy, as well as developing SME businesses.
She has worked for Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Senator Dick Gephardt among others.

Tweedie Brown

Tweedie Brown

Formerly a Brigadier General in UK Armed Forces, specialised in nuclear effects, logistics and management.
Worked at a senior level internationally in government and diplomatic circles.
Was CEO of an AIM listed Franchise providing information services to conveyancing solicitors.
Chairs several companies in the Energy, Property and Defence sectors.

Wolfgang Menapace

Wolfgang Menapace

27 years of experience in the power generation business at Siemens AG.
Sales, marketing and project management of global power projects.
Head of Battery & Storage business development. Business development in Sub-Sahara Africa (micro-grids & industrial
Islands).
MSc. (Dipl.-Ing.) Mechanical Engineering, Germany.

Phil Woolas

Phil Woolas

Phil has 40 years experience of national politics.
He was Minister of State for Local Government & Regeneration under PM Tony Blair and Minister of State for Environment.
He was the UK representative at the UNFCCC and led the 2008 UK Climate Change Act.
He founded WSP in 2011 as the UK’s only tri-partite political advisory company. He is a founding Director of UK Partnerships Ltd.

Organisational Structure

Hydrogen Ventures is a Joint Venture between Wellington Street Partners and Climate Change Ventures. Hydrogen Ventures finds, develops, owns and manages projects.
Climate Change Ventures provides financial advice to the group.