Agriculture and Natural Capital
At Aurea we have been working for decades to accelerate the transformation of the traditional energy model towards one based on renewable sources. The energy transition will contribute to the resilience of the economy, and the sector is already in the midst of this process of change.
The energy industry must establish a clear roadmap for pricing, making prices more closely interconnected and bringing stability to the energy market.
The prospect of an integrated single European energy market would, in the near future, allow energy to be traded anywhere in the EU.
Fossil fuels and nuclear power will be replaced by wind and solar photovoltaics. The storage costs associated with this transition will require a Europe-wide investment of around 400 trillion euros.
Spain, the Texas of Europe
Renewables are already the present of this transition toward clean and lasting sources of energy, and which are competitive in terms of cost and have a stable supply.
Spain has huge potential regarding the production of renewable energies. Its geographical and climatic characteristics give the country the highest amount of sunlight on the European continent, something that could provide the EU with greater independence by reducing the need for the supply of gas, coal and oil.
Similarly, the forecasts for 2025 in terms of new renewable energy connections require investments of around €60Bn. for solar photovoltaic energy and of around €50Bn. for wind energy.
The agriculture sector presents a major long-term investment opportunity, fuelled under the European Green Deal framework, which states that production should be profitable, guarantee food security and ensure a sustainable use of natural resources.
The agricultural sector, which has proven to be one of the economic pillars in Europe, still has great potential for improvement but needs a profound transformation that requires a high financing capacity and a more professional management to help production become efficient, profitable and sustainable.
Land ownership is highly fragmented, with estates that are too small to have a critical mass that would make them profitable, and with more than 50% of them managed by farmers aged over 55. This makes the necessary generational handover difficult, prompting the rural population to leave.
This demographic challenge is accompanied by the need to modernize the sector, which requires major investment in technology, crops and new management tools to increase its margins and be more competitive.
We focus on the industrial transformation of manufacturing SMEs.
The companies that make up our portfolio fit on the following profile:
- manufacturers of consumer goods
- pacesetters in their market segments
- consolidated trajectories, but limited commercial development
- little international presence
- insufficient technological adaptation
- strong need to modernise their management methods and advance in industrial transformation
In Spain there are more than 120,000 small and medium-sized companies that fit the profile of our strategy.
These companies contribute to the Spanish economy:
of added value.