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Biofuels

Faegre Baker Daniels is a leader in the expansion of the biofuels industry. We stay abreast of the ever-changing commercial aspects of the industry—applying a deep understanding of commodity markets, global supply chain issues, environmental and regulatory challenges and industry competition to assist clients in a variety of matters.

Project Development and Financing

Federal and state financing incentives, alternatives and loan guarantees play a critical role in the development and financing of ethanol and other biofuel projects. Our professionals are instrumental in navigating the commercial and regulatory hurdles associated with developing financeable biofuel projects of commercial scale and securing government-backed project financing.

In representing project sponsors, our attorneys help contract the supply chain and distribution solutions that give rise to financeable projects. The professionals in our global construction practice also work on contracting the engineering, design, construction, operation and management of a number of the industries' leading projects.

Intellectual Property

Technological advancement is vital to the development and evolution of the biofuels industry. Our intellectual property professionals work with ethanol and biofuels clients to review and negotiate technology licensing contracts, secure and defend patents on manufacturing processes and other IP assets, and protect and monetize intellectual property rights.

Litigation

Our team litigates matters on behalf of biofuel producers, transporters and brokers in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the U.S. We have defended biofuels clients in state and federal enforcement actions, multi-million dollar class action disputes, and environmental matters related to the ownership and operation of biofuel production facilities.

Regulatory, Environmental and Public Policy

We counsel ethanol and biofuels clients on permitting and compliance issues at the federal and state level. In conjunction with our colleagues at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, our advocacy and consulting arm based in Washington D.C., we advise clients on proposed legislation and regulations that shape the biofuels industry. Our federal energy team successfully advocates for favorable tax legislation, regulatory relief and federal loan guarantees for energy sector clients, including biofuels producers and distributors.

Industry Involvement

Faegre Baker Daniels has invested significant resources in developing teams of attorneys dedicated to meeting the needs of biofuels clients. And we are recognized for that cumulative expertise—our attorneys serve on a number of state-created task forces and committees responsible for making policy recommendations regarding biofuels to state executives and legislators. We are also active members of the National Ethanol Association and the Renewable Fuels Association.

Contact


Andrew Anderson, Des Moines
+1 515 447 4703

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