Vinson & Elkins represents refiners, developers, investors and technology companies in renewable fuel transactions, regulatory matters, projects and financings around the globe. V&E lawyers have a deep understanding of the market conditions and issues involved in the renewable fuels sector, distinguishing us from competitors.
Drawing on our market-leading experience in the renewables, downstream, chemical and infrastructure sectors, V&E’s multi-disciplinary team provides comprehensive service to our renewable fuel clients on all phases and aspects of their transactions and projects. Our lawyers routinely advise on financing, mergers & acquisitions, development, tax, intellectual property, environmental and regulatory matters related to renewable fuel projects and assets.
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