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AD and Biomass

Having advised on over 40 major projects, we have specialist knowledge and experience of advising on all aspects of AD and biomass schemes, from due-diligence to the negotiation and preparation of land agreements, heat & fuel supply contracts, EPC contracts and O&M contracts.

We act for all parties involved in successful projects including developers, banks, equity investors, contractors and suppliers. We’ve also advised government departments in relation to the implementation and operation of energy efficiency and renewables policy.

Our experienced legal team is one of the few that can provide UK-wide legal advice, supporting projects in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Recent highlights

  • Leading bioenergy company on its construction arrangements for the supply and installation of a biomass plant to provide CHP to commercial offices in West London.
  • Large multi-jurisdictional developer on the proposed acquisition of a 17.5MW operational wood pellet plant.
  • Renewable energy developer on all of the property aspects associated with the development of a 20MW biomass-fired CHP plant in Manchester.
  • Senior debt provider on its construction funding of an AD project in Scotland (with gas to grid export) capable of exporting 1,500m3 of biomethane per hour.
  • Renewable investment fund on the acquisition and debt funding of a 13MW refuse derived fuel biomass gasification plant in South West England.
  • Major developer on the co-development of a portfolio of multiple AD projects. Advising on legal due diligence of the project assets, the JV agreement and funding structure.
  • Renewable investment fund on its acquisition, debt funding and refit of a 3.5MWe waste timber biomass gasification project in Plymouth.
  • Ethical bank in connection with the due diligence for a large AD plant. Advising on heat/fuel supply contracts and grid/construction documentation.
  • Electric utility company in respect of the proposed disposal of four AD projects which involved negotiating complex forward disposal documents.
  • Peer to peer lender on its funding of the construction and operation of a waste timber CHP project. Advising on private wire, export PPA and heat off take arrangements.
  • Major biomass developer in connection with title due diligence and land agreements for the development, construction and operation of biomass plants.
  • Ethical bank on its financing of an in-vessel composting facility constructed and operated by Agrivert.
  • Major contractor in relation to its biomass installation projects for large housing association clients.
  • Electric Utility Company in respect of the introduction of £23m of equity from various funds to construct a 3MW AD plant in NI.

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