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Energy – Renewable Fuels & Biofuels

Experience Highlights

  • CENAQ Energy Corp., a SPAC, in a business combination with Bluescape Clean Fuels, a private company specializing in the supply of gasoline derived from renewable feedstocks

  • Southwest Airlines in its Series A investment in SAFFiRE Renewables, a company that facilitates development activities for the production of renewable ethanol that can ultimately be upgraded into sustainable aviation fuel

  • Archaea Energy, an industry-leading RNG producer, in a joint venture with Republic Services Inc., a leader in the environmental services industry, to contribute approximately $1.1 billion over five years in order to develop 39 landfill gas to RNG projects across the U.S.

  • Archaea Energy in its $215 million acquisition of NextGen Power Holdings, the owner of a portfolio of 14 operating landfill gas to power projects located in the Mid-Atlantic United States, from Riverview Investment Holdings, an affiliate of Castleton Commodities International

  • Macquarie Capital in the launch of Aerogy, a platform to develop, operate and invest in renewable natural gas infrastructure projects and in the development and financing of Aerogy’s anaerobic digestion based RNG production facility at a leading dairy producer in Wisconsin

  • Sinclair Companies in the combination of Sinclair Oil’s refining, renewable diesel and logistics assets with those of HollyFrontier Corporation and Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

  • Mercuria Investments in the $169 million acquisition of Beyond6, an alternative fuels solution platform supporting the decarbonization of heavy-truck transportation, from HC2 Holdings (now Innovate Corp. (NYSE: VATE))

  • Trillium Energy Partners, a midstream company focused on renewable natural gas and other innovative energy solutions, in Trillium’s formation and $500 million commitment from Quantum Energy Partners, certain Trillium acquisitions and general commercial advice relating to renewable natural gas

  • Provided advice to a natural gas marketing company regarding the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard and Renewable Identification Numbers (“RINs”), and the implementation of a business unit involved in the purchase, sale and trade of RINs and other environmental attributes derived from the production of renewable fuels

  • World Energy, one of America’s largest suppliers of biodiesel, in a $50 million senior secured term loan facility

  • Sundrop Fuels, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, in its investment in, and ongoing development, financing, and construction of, a $450 million, 50,000 barrel per day advanced biofuels facility utilizing natural gas and biomass to produce drop-in transportation fuels

  • Private developer as project counsel in all aspects of the development and project financing of a renewable diesel production facility with a nameplate capacity of 100 million gallons annually to be located on the Texas Gulf Coast, including the negotiation of hydrogen supply agreements

  • BioFields SAPI de CV in its joint venture with Kaiima Bio-Agritech for the development of castor seed genetics for use in the production of castor oil feedstock to supply a planned biorefinery in Mexico

  • Aurora Biofuels/Aurora Algae in the development of a commercial scale algae-to-fuel biorefinery in Western Australia, including negotiation of CO2 supply agreements, seawater access agreements, and EPC contracts

  • A Mexican biofuels company in a biofuels joint venture to develop technology for using castor oil as a feedstock for the production of synthetic lubricants and lubricant basestocks, including related licensing matters

  • TPG Capital in its $345 million joint venture with Italy-based Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi to explore and promote a break-through technology to produce biofuels

  • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures in its investment in the $20 million Series D Preferred Stock financing of Rive Technology, a provider of innovative materials-based solutions for catalytic and separations processes in the petroleum refining, chemicals, water and biofuels industries

  • Raízen Energia S.A. in the arrangement of credit facilities for a joint venture between Raízen, a Brazilian integrated energy company involved in ethanol and the generation of electricity from sugarcane, and Wilmar Sugar PTE Ltd. In Singapore, London and The Netherlands

  • Riverstone Holdings in its investment in Intrinergy (now Enviva), a manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe

  • A petroleum refining company in advice related to the utilization of excise tax credits for a new renewable diesel unit

  • Velocys in a landfill biomass-to-liquids joint venture

  • Reliance Industries Limited in connection with its $90 million investment in a company developing biofuels in the United States

  • Assisted in advising a national trade association in connection with waiver provisions under the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard

  • Advising LNG producer on the generation of credits under the Renewable Fuel Standard in connection with production of renewable natural gas