As the biofuels industry grows in response to fuel-price concerns, it needs insightful legal guidance. Chadbourne provides that guidance, drawing on its experience working with lenders, developers, private equity investors and other players in this dynamic market, as well as the energy industry in general. Our experience includes reviewing and negotiating construction contracts, ethanol marketing agreements and feedstock agreements.

Chadbourne lawyers also contribute to discussions of key industry issues, through publishing and conference presentations. By-lined articles or quotes have appeared in Ethanol Producer Magazine, Latin Lawyer, Fuel, Standard and Poor’s, Project Finance International, BioFuels Journal, Infrastructure Journal, Reuters, the Houston Chronicle, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Independent Banker, and the Houston Business Journal. Chadbourne lawyers have appeared at conferences held by Infocast, Financial Research Associates, Platts, Strategic Research Associates and The World Bank.

In addition, Chadbourne publishes its Project Finance NewsWire, a monthly newsletter featuring articles by the Firm's lawyers and reports on industry conferences.

Representative Experience

Ethanol Plant Financing
Funding of three ethanol plants in Ohio, Nebraska and Indiana, each to produce 100 million gallons annually of denatured ethanol, named the 2006 "Environmental Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International.
Ethanol Plant Development
Ethanol Developer
Development of 100 million gallon-per-year ethanol facility in Nebraska.
Private Equity Investment in Ethanol Plant
Ethanol Investor
Private equity investment in 100 million gallon-per-year ethanol facility in New York.
Bio-Gas Powered Ethanol Development
Panda Ethanol, Inc.
Development of 110 million gallon-per-year ethanol facility in Texas, will refine corn and milo and convert cattle manure and cotton gin into bio-gas to power plant.
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Related Practice Areas

Private Funds
Project Finance

Related Industries

Oil & Gas
Renewable Energy

Related Regions

North America
United States

Worldwide Contact

Todd E. Alexander
New York
+1 (212) 408-5269

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