Law Carbon and Zero Carbon Fuels

Representative Experience

  • Currently represent more than 20 companies on compliance with the RFS, LCFS and other federal and state regulatory programs governing low-carbon fuel.
  • Represented a renewable fuels manufacturer on acquisition and development of converted truck stops into sustainable fuels cardlock and distribution centers for long-haul trucking customer base.
  • Represented the offtaker in the negotiation of a long-term offtake agreement with a renewable diesel production facility.

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  • Drafted current industry standard language used in contracts for market participants to generate RINs on biogas used as a transportation fuel.
  • Represented the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) in the development of the industry-standard LEAP contracts to trade RINs and LCFS credits.
  • Represented a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer in multiple contracts to sell SAF to commercial airlines.
  • Successfully challenged the EPA’s treatment of small refiners under the RFS before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • Secured a full award at arbitration on behalf of a Japanese petroleum trading company in a dispute regarding a biodiesel tax credit.
  • Represented a global leader in zero-emissions heavy-duty trucks and hydrogen infrastructure in connection with its $300 million equity line of credit with Tumim Stone Capital LLC.
  • Represented a construction engineering company in contract negotiations for project development and finance for Intermountain Power Authority’s hydrogen project.
  • Advise a renewable energy client on engineering, procurement and construction and financing of a Louisiana renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing facility, including sourcing of hydrogen and raw materials.
  • Represented one of the largest renewable natural gas companies in $1.15 billion business combination, creating the industry’s largest public renewable natural gas platform.
  • Guide and counsel our clients to adhere to the EPA’s renewable fuels standards.
  • Represented a utility in the acquisition of a company that produces renewable power from biomass fuels.
  • Represented the Renewable Fuel Association, Waste Management and Neste in providing regulatory advice and support regarding renewable fuels-related issues.
  • Advise and represent the Renewable Fuels Association and other biofuels interest groups at the U.S. Supreme Court in challenging the EPA’s decision to grant small refinery exemptions under the RFS program of the Clean Air Act.
  • Serve as U.S. federal public policy counsel to EDF Renewable Energy North America, representing the client before the White House, federal agencies and leaders in Congress.
  • Secured major client victories for EDF related to federal legislation, such as obtaining favorable language in the annual National Defense Authorization Acts related to energy development near military bases and favorable language lending certainty to energy development on public lands in the enacted Energy Act of 2020.

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