Ekonomika a management
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES IN THE FIELD OF USE OF BIOGAS PLANTS
In recent years, the importance of renewable energy has been steadily growing. This mainly reﬂects rising energy prices and increasing dependence on fossil fuels whose reserves gradually decline. In the conditions of the Czech Republic, renewable energy sources are non-fossil natural energy sources, i.e. energy of water, wind, solar energy, biogas and solid biomass, energy of surrounding environment, geothermal energy and liquid biofuels energy (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, 2009).
Jméno a příjmení autora:
Darina Myšáková, Ivan Jáč, Michal Petrů
Family business, renewable source of energy, biogas plant, biogas, investment, subsidies, bank credit, investment yield, investment returns
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This article deals with the economic evaluation of biogas plants which are one of the most important renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic. They provide a stable supply of electricity and…více
This article deals with the economic evaluation of biogas plants which are one of the most important renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic. They provide a stable supply of electricity and heat without polluting the environment by emissions. They signiﬁcantly contribute to the environmental protection. For businesses, this renewable source of energy means ﬁnancially a very proﬁtable, safe and a fast repayable investment. These investments are a big opportunity mainly for a family type of business which especially in municipalities in rural areas performs a variety of other economic and non-economic objectives including the use of biomass. Opportunities of family businesses are in agreement between the parties, involvement of family members, knowledge of technology and know-how, ﬂ exibility in labor, time and money, long-term planning, stable corporate culture, speed in decision-making, proximity to local markets, pride and credibility, efﬁciency, productivity, focus on quality. In recent decades, corporate social responsibility has been at the forefront of marketing tools of businesses and is often associated only with the ethical standards that, among other things, seek to minimize negative impacts on the environment This article focuses on their basic characteristics, maps speciﬁc ways which the company can use for their ﬁnancing and analyzes the proﬁtability (yield) and return on these investment projects.
This development can focus more on strengthening family businesses in municipalities of a rural type where many owners of forests or larger plots can take advantage of investment opportunities and stabilize the economy of their businesses. However, even more side effects such as new jobs and partial subcontracts from other family businesses or other companies can be noted.
Ekonomika a management