Strategic Relationships

In addition to our individual subject matter experts, we maintain strategic relationships with firms providing comprehensive services, including the following areas:

  • ACCOUNTING & ATTESTATION: Top accounting and attestation firm in the biofuels industry providing industry benchmarking, registration and reporting and enterprise resource planning software in addition to business planning and pro forma preparation. Services include ethanol and RIN marketing.
  • APPRAISALS & VALUATIONS: Top firm providing appraisal and valuation services to  bioeconomy industries, including business valuation, real property, machinery and equipment assets, for use in development, finance, sales, management planning, and investor and tax reporting.
  • AUCTIONS, SALES & FORECLOSURES: Top firm providing comprehensive auction and sales services in North and South America, including plant and equipment sales, and court ordered liquidations and foreclosures.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL, ENGINEERING, AND CONSTRUCTION: Top environmental, engineering, and construction firms specializing in chemical processing facilities and having extensive bio fuel and bio chemical installation experience, including design-build and EPC projects; covering US, Canadian and international projects. Projects include pilot, demonstration and construction scales.
  • FEEDSTOCK & COMMODITY: Top feedstock and commodity product sourcing, brokering, and trading firms. Specializing in traditional as well as biomass feedstocks and products, world-wide as well as providing feedstock and product supply/demand supply chain assessments.
  • GRANT WRITING AND MANAGEMENT: Top grant writing and management firms focusing on bio-economy related proposals, including registered lobbyists and team members who have established and managed programs at the US departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Interior, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as the EPA.
  • INSURANCE: Top insurance group focused on biofuel and related agricultural insurance requirements including build and operation coverages, a captive plan for ethanol producers, and on-staff attorneys to speed claims settlement.
  • LAB SERVICES: Major laboratory-to pilot-scale catalyst testing facility handling mild to extreme conditions and up to class 4 chemicals. Toll heterogeneous catalyst/process testing and independent validation services are available for a wide variety of scales.
  • LEGAL: Top law firm supporting project development and finance, private placement, M&A, investment fund structuring and related investments, as well as regulatory and legislative compliance representation in more than 60 countries for renewable energy and chemicals, clean energy technology, energy storage, environmental and infrastructure clients. The firm is the #1 ranked law firm in the world for its construction and trademark practice and in the US for its intellectual property practice.
  • PROJECT FINANCE: Referral resources are available to almost every finance specialty not offered internally.