First carbon trading firm in Africa
Trading
Aera Group transacts all types of carbon credits (CERs, GS VERs, VCUs) and benefits from an exclusive access to the group’s portfolio, the largest in Africa.
Aera Group acts as trader or broker. We structure and execute spot and forward transactions on OTC markets and carbon trading platforms (ICE, EEX). We deal directly with industries, banks, commodity traders, governments and international institutions to monetize carbon credits.

Our team traded the largest volume of African carbon credits (31 M. tonnes) and closed transactions with leading carbon buyers among which Shell Trading, EDF Trading, Standard Bank, Eneco Energy Trading, Bunge, Vitol, Cargill, Mercuria, Tricorona, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Nordic Cooperation Agency.

Transactions

Purchase
210,000 CERs
Southern Africa Seller: local energy producer (IPP)
Buyer: Aera Group
Project: small hydro plant
Maturity: multiple spot purchase over 12 months
Structure: Fixed price
Purchase
350,000 VCUs
Central Africa Seller: local energy producer (IPP)
Buyer: Aera Group
Project: run of river small hydro plant
Maturity: Forward purchase
Structure: Floating price
Sell
48,000 VCUs
Southern Africa Seller: Aera Group
Buyer: Hotel networks
Project: multiple projects
Maturity: Spot sales
Structure: Fixed price
Purchase
66,000 VCUs
Southern Africa Seller: local energy producer (IPP)
Buyer: Aera Group
Project: solar PV farm
Maturity: Spot and forward purchase
Structure: Fixed price
Sell
342,000 GS
West Africa Seller: Aera Group
Buyer: European utility
Project: efficient charcoal stoves
Maturity: Spot sales
Structure: Floating price
Sell
90,000 VCUs
Central Africa Seller: Aera Group
Buyer: food and beverage company
Project: multiple projects
Maturity: Spot and forward sales
Structure: Fixed price
Sell
80,000 CERs
Southern Africa Seller: Aera Group
Buyer: German carbon aggregator
Project: small hydro plant
Maturity: Forward sales over 2 years
Structure: Fixed price
Brokered
1,600,000 CERs
West Africa Seller: Agro-industrial group
Buyer: Geneva based commodity trader
Project: biomass energy
Maturity: Forward sale
Structure: Fixed and floating price
Brokered
1,000,000 CERs
Central Africa Seller: capital city of Central African State
Buyer: European commodity trader
Project: waste treatment
Maturity: Forward sale
Structure: Fixed and floating price
Brokered
320,000 CERs
Southern Africa Seller: renewable energy developer
Buyer: North Europe sovereign fund
Project: wind farm
Maturity: Forward sale
Structure: Fixed price
Brokered
322,000 CERs
Eastern Africa Seller: energy efficiency services company
Buyer: leading oil producer
Project: efficient charcoal stoves
Maturity: Forward sale
Structure: Fixed price and options
Brokered
313,000 CERs
Eastern Africa Seller: local renewable energy producer
Buyer: leading South African bank
Project: biomass energy
Maturity: Forward sale
Structure: Fixed price