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Connecting leading U.S. solutions to infrastructure projects overseas represents the heart of USTDA’s mission, and when an industry partner is recognized for their innovation, the Agency celebrates alongside them. USTDA is proud to congratulate Primus Power for being named to the 2018 Global Cleantech 100 list.

As part of the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative, USTDA staff spoke with Slav Gatchev, Managing Director of Delphos International, Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-based project finance advisor, about Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) related export opportunities for U.S. companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Delphos International has worked on USTDA-funded activities in Latin America, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe.

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With significant gas resources, Nigeria has the potential to accelerate national development and quickly meet the targets of its economic recovery and growth plan. However, many of these resources remain untapped because of issues related to demand, pricing, and infrastructure deficiencies. Associated gases have been flared for decades, wasting valuable resources and constituting significant health and environmental hazards.

While Chad Bannick enjoyed his first jobs in finance in Minnesota and Arizona, he craved the opportunity to make a broader impact on the world, so he and his wife, Kortney, moved to Rwanda to start a new life. After they arrived, they connected with a non-governmental organization transforming at-risk families into entrepreneurs. Whether helping a young farmer buy a scale to weigh potatoes or teaching a widow to start a grain milling business, the Bannicks cultivated the ambition of Rwandans enabling them to achieve success and self-reliance.

The strong growth of the Indian middle class, with a median age of 27 years, denote increased availability of income for more discretionary spending such as air travel. The Government of India aims to take flying to the masses and has shown its commitment to make it more affordable and convenient.

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