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Our mission is to facilitate the development of profitable, large-scale and sustainable energy projects around the world.


We participate only in projects that are

    • beneficial to the environment
    • scientifically valid
    • economically viable
    • provide local sustainable benefits
    • compliant with regulations


We are a team of company founders and executives with broad international project development and operations management experience.

We have worked in 30 countries in Latin America, Central America, North America, Asia and Africa.


With advanced degrees in business, engineering, forestry, environmental science and finance our team understands the complex and critical interactions among government, business and science and we can integrate our services with your needs and competencies.

We are fluent in English and Spanish and bring years of international due diligence, deal-making, project design, contracting, financing, carbon offset trading, operations, and compliance experience.

international reach

Headquartered in Florida, USA, Closewaters LLC is also well represented under commercial agreements in Mexico, Peru, and the Caribbean by leading firms and individuals with similar outstanding credentials, experience, capabilities and ethics.





Al Vazquez - Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Vazquez brings insight from years of hands-on experience developing carbon emission reduction projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto protocol.
Formerly Vice-President of AgCert Services USA, Mr. Vazquez understands the complex and critical interactions among local citizens, government, business, and science for impactful emission reduction. Acquired by AES Corporation in 2008, AgCert was a leading Kyoto public corporation and pioneer in Clean Development Mechanism project development.

Founder of AgCert’s TurboGreen Division, Mr. Vazquez also led the development of a pipeline of 20 million annual tons of CDM carbon emission reduction in industry in a dozen countries.

Currently leading Closewaters LLC, he is active in large scale industrial and forestry carbon emission reduction and renewable energy project development in Mexico, Peru and the Caribbean.

Educated in both business and science, Mr. Vazquez has a Bachelor of Science (BS) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Graduate School of Business, USA. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.

Prior to his CDM experience, he led the development and operation of international manufacturing for General Motors and owned a successful business process reengineering consulting firm for Fortune 500 and government clients.