CCS / Decarbonization Project Development, Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

The Only Event to Bring Together Investors, Emitters and Developers for a Deep Dive into their Needs and Perspectives on Investing In, Contracting and Financing for CCS and Decarbonization Projects. Come Here to Learn What You’ll Need to Get Actual Projects Built in this Critical Space.


Triggered by a recent expansion of federal 45Q tax credits, market demand, and technological advances, as well as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill”) $3.5 billion appropriation for them, CCS and CCUS projects are rapidly heating up as a new vehicle for large tax equity investment, which has in turn triggered project development of both standalone Direct Air Capture (DAC) and retrofits of carbon control technologies to existing power plants and industrial facilities.

However, developing and financing such projects will involve overcoming a whole series of sometimes novel challenges in a field that is still rapidly developing. Understanding federal and state policies and incentives, obtaining permits, making equipment and technical choices, negotiating contract issues between emitters and decarbonization developers, and structuring deals to meet the needs of investors, lenders and tax-equity: these must all be tackled to bring a decarbonization project into reality. Only the best informed will succeed in this highly competitive space.

Infocast’s CCS/Decarbonization Project Development, Finance & Investment Summit will bring together project developers, emitters, providers of tax equity, development capital and cash equity to explain the latest developments, showcase critical market information, provide an “inside view” from the perspectives of all the players in these deals, to let you know how to take maximum advantage of available federal and state programs and incentives and other potential revenue streams and to get what you need to make actual projects in the exciting new CCS/CCUS space actually happen. A unique opportunity to network in order to build up the burgeoning US market and strategize to tackle the challenges that lie ahead for this evolving industry. Review our program outline and reserve your place at this event today.

AND DON’T MISS the Briefing: Application of 45Q to CCS & CCUS Projects for a deep dive walk- through on the provisions and latest expansions of 45Q and IRS-issued guidance, and to identify the potential ownership and project structuring pitfalls in them.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • CCS & CCUS Project Developers
  • CO2 and Carbon Transportation Technology Developers
  • IPPs, Refineries, and Industrial Facilities
  • Owner/Operators and Managers of Oil & Gas Fields, Gas Storage Facilities and Pipelines
  • Clean Energy Project Developers
  • Tax Equity, Venture/Development Capital,
    and Debt Equity Providers
  • Energy Majors
  • Carbon Capture Equipment Manufacturers
  • Hydrogen Producers
  • EPC’s
  • Local, State and Federal Regulators and Agencies
  • Lawyers
  • Analysts
  • Engineering Firms
  • Consultants

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Khalid Abedin
Managing Investment Officer
US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Matt Bright
Carbon Capture Policy Manager
CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE

Stephen Brooks
Chief Commercial Officer
AMERICAN HYDROGEN, LLC

Cindy Crane
CEO
ENCHANT ENERGY

Richard Esposito, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Geosciences and Carbon Management - Net Zero Technologies
SOUTHERN COMPANY

Brett Henkel
Co-Founder and Vice President, Strategic Accounts
SVANTE, INC.

Stephen Johnson
Founder & CEO
ILLINOIS CLEAN FUELS

Holly Krutka
Executive Director, School of Energy Resources
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

Brad Lambert
Deputy Secretary
LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Bret Logue
Principal
ELYSIAN VENTURES

Michelle Noack
Global Climate Transition Director
DOW

Okwudiri Onyedum
Finance Manager
EXXONMOBIL LOW CARBON SOLUTIONS

Chris Otte
Managing Director
CIBC

Michael Platner
Tax Policy Advisor
CARBON UTILIZATION RESEARCH COUNCIL (CURC)

Bob Purgason
Managing Director of Carbon Solutions
ENLINK MIDSTREAM

Kevin Pykkonen
EVP, Commercial Development
CARBON AMERICA

Sarah Saltzer
Managing Director of the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage, Department of Energy Resources Engineering
STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Abhijit Sarkar
Vice President
DASTUR ENERGY INC.

Joe Thom
Director, Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance
WELLS FARGO

Jon Yellen
Investment Director
OGCI CLIMATE INVESTMENTS LLP

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
  • Allen & Overy
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • American Hydrogen, LLC
  • Baker Botts
  • Bakken Energy
  • Black & Veatch
  • Bracewell
  • CAC Specialty
  • Capital Power
  • Carbon America
  • Carbon Infrastructure Partners
  • Carbonvert Inc.
  • Center for Houston’s Future
  • CIBC
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Clean Energy Systems
  • CohnReznick Capital
  • Dastur Energy
  • Deloitte Tax
  • Dow
  • Elysian Ventures
  • Enchant Energy
  • EnLink Midstream
  • Euclid Transactional, LLC
  • ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Foss & Company
  • GE Energy Financial Services
  • Global CCS Institute
  • Great Plains Institute
  • Illinois Clean Fuels
  • Kansas Geological Survey (KGS)
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Louisiana Economic Development
  • Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
  • Milestone Carbon
  • Navigator CO2 Ventures
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • OGCI Climate Investments LLP
  • Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental
  • Rusheen Capital Management, LLC
  • Sidley Austin
  • Southern Company
  • Stanford University
  • Summit Carbon Solutions
  • Svante, Inc.
  • University of Kentucky College of Engineering
  • University of Wyoming
  • US Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Wells Fargo
  • White & Case
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

 

VENUE

 

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 961-9300


Room Rate: $169
Reservation Call In No: 800-245-7299
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Cut-Off Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Group Name: CCS DECARBONIZATION

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Allen & Overy

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Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.

At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, we are determined to help our clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks.

To do this, we will harness our global strength and local knowledge. We will drive towards our vision to become the world’s most innovative law firm. And we will continue to create an environment where the brightest minds can flourish.

CAC Specialty

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With a knowledge-driven approach informed by industry data and decades of honed instinct, CAC Specialty brings an innovative vision to insurance broking to solve your risk challenges – from the simple to the previously unsolvable. CAC Specialty is an integrated specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking business focused on providing subject matter expertise and placement capabilities across the spectrum of insurance and alternative capital markets.

CAC Specialty provides a cohesive team across all disciplines to help you take a project from early-stage concept and development through completion. CAC Specialty’s Tax Insurance team is composed of tax attorneys who combine their technical expertise, industry experience, and business acumen to craft innovative and unique renewable energy tax insurance solutions. CAC Natural Resources has a strong team with a proven reputation for exemplary client service within our industry verticals: Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream), Power, Utilities and Renewables, Mining and Metals, and Surety.

Deloitte

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DELOITTE’S M&A practice provides, comprehensive and strategically focused tax, accounting and advisory services to both financial and corporate buyers. With a global network of over 4,000 M&A specialists, clients have access to experienced professionals in all forms of acquisitions, investment and financing structures, disposition alternatives, and post transaction and integration activities. Our multi-disciplinary approach teams top-flight M&A professionals, industry specialists and technical experts to provide fact-based answers and independent advice geared to helping clients minimize risk and maximize returns.

Foley & Lardner

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Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the evolving demands facing its clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by understanding client priorities, objectives, and challenges. Foley’s Energy Industry Team helps clients address business and legal concerns to keep traditional and renewable source projects on track — from due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approval through closing. We have a long history of successfully managing renewable and alternative energy projects and financings involving fuel sources such as onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ethanol and biodiesel. Foley also has an accomplished history in addressing the litigation and transactional needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, including independents, public companies and individual mineral owners. We counsel clients on issues concerning leasehold operations, royalty and title disputes, farmouts, right-of-ways and gas purchase agreements. (www.foley.com/energy/)

Sidley Austin LLP

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Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape, with more than 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide. The firm is a leader in the development and growth of the renewable and clean energy industries, advising on solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass/biofuels, waste-to-energy, battery storage, and carbon capture projects. Sidley’s renewable energy practice brings a deep understanding of innovative transactions, project fundamentals, and market terms, while maintaining a track record of successful representations during all phases of a project. With renewable energy experience in 48 states across the U.S., as well as in several countries across Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, the firm is at the forefront of unique transactions, including some of the first cutting edge hedging and other offtake structures. Sidley’s lawyers have advised virtually every type of client – investor, sponsor, developer, lender, hedge provider, contractor, service provider, electricity cooperative, and government entity – helping effectively manage political, regulatory, environmental and real property risks, as well as resolve disputes.

Vinson & Elkins

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Vinson & Elkins has been empowering clients to energize the world for over 100 years. We are trusted advisors and tireless advocates in a world driven by constant change. And nowhere do we see a demand for evolution more than in today’s energy industry.

But we’re not just witnessing this development; we’re helping to forge it. We are working with sophisticated investors, dynamic companies and gifted innovators to evaluate sustainable solutions to address climate change and deliver on the evolving energy mix. Consistently named the World’s Leading Energy Law Firm* (Euromoney, 1995–present), Vinson & Elkins has a long history of supporting energy industry innovators and the technologies they’ve developed.

Vinson & Elkins’ multidisciplinary team regularly advises a broad range of clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to venture capital and private equity sponsors on acquisition, divestment, financing (including tax equity financing, project financing, capital markets, and other financing), development, tax, technology, regulatory, dispute, environmental, real estate, labor, national security and intellectual property matters related to renewable and sustainable energy investments and projects.

White & Case LLP

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White & Case is a leading global law firm with 2,464 lawyers in 45 offices across 31 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings. To learn more about the Firm, our work on behalf of clients, and points of view from around the world please take a look at our website at www.whitecase.com.

Baker Botts

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Baker Botts is a globally respected law firm with 725 lawyers and 14 international offices. We are driven by the highest ethical and professional standards. This professionalism, combined with industry knowledge and insights and our understanding of the law, helps us to deliver effective, innovative solutions for our clients.

For more than 175 years, Baker Botts has delivered results-oriented services, establishing us as a leading law firm. Our reputation is complemented by our leadership in government, the judiciary and our communities. Regardless of size, sector or jurisdiction of a client, our commitment is to help achieve their business objectives.

Bracewell

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Bracewell is a leading law and government relations firm serving the power, oil and gas, financial services, technology and public finance industries throughout the world.

Our industry focus enables us to maintain cutting-edge experience and in-depth knowledge of the commercial, legal and regulatory challenges faced by our clients so that we can provide the most effective legal solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

CohnReznick Capital

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At CohnReznick Capital our team creates unprecedented firsts, providing investment banking services to the sustainability sector. Since 2010, CohnReznick Capital has executed more than 85 project and corporate financings for renewable energy assets valued at more than $11 billion in aggregate. As the #1 ranked Renewable Energy Financial Adviser by IJ Global Magazine, we deliver exceptional service for financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities), and leading global clean energy developers. Our team of experts help our clients breakthrough the dynamic and evolving sustainability sector by simplifying project finance, M&A, capital raising and special situations. To learn more visit www.cohnreznickcapital.com, follow @CR_Capital on twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram.

Euclid Transactional

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Euclid Transactional is a leading managing general agency specialized in underwriting transactional liability insurance. The firm provides underwriting services for representations and warranties, tax liability, contingent liability, and other transactional risks with over 3,900 policies placed since its inception in 2016. Founded by industry-pioneering underwriters, Euclid provides efficient, best-in-class service for clients, counsel, and brokers in a fashion
designed to keep up with any deal process.

Euclid’s Tax Team – Euclid Transactional’s tax team is among the largest in the transactional insurance industry. Comprised of six professionals located in the U.S. and Europe, the team’s experience spans a wide range of M&A and strategic tax related issues, in addition to tax credit risks in the renewable energy, historic, and other tax credit sectors. Examples range from simple tax issues such as qualified basis for tax credits and S-corporation status to complex tax issues including the proper tax treatment of intricate financial products and multifaceted transaction structures. With decades of combined experience across different backgrounds, Euclid’s tax underwriters are capable of evaluating any identified, supportable tax position around the globe. Euclid has placed over $3.3 bn of insurance limits across 120+ total tax policies.

Tax Insurance Purpose and Benefits – Tax liability insurance covers taxpayers, including private equity firms, strategics, and high net worth individuals, in the event that a tax position fails to qualify for its intended tax treatment. Whether arising in an M&A transaction, strategic planning, or the tax credits space, an uncertain tax position can be mitigated by tax insurance.

Global Expertise – Euclid Transactional insures domestic (in-bound and out-bound) tax risks, in addition to issues under foreign tax laws from its seven global offices in New York City, Chicago, London, Toronto, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Stockholm, for insureds located in the US, Canada, UK and EU.

Superior claims service and security – Euclid Transactional’s claims team – the industry’s largest – leverages deep experience in both underwriting and claims to drive fair resolutions to all issues. Through a responsive and reasonable claims process, and carrier ratings of AM Best A or better, clients can feel secure that their issues will be heard and resolved.

Foss & Company, Inc.

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Founded in 1983, Foss & Company is a national tax equity investor and fund sponsor that has deployed over $7 billion in tax equity investments on behalf of insurance, banking, and other large corporate clients into tax advantaged impact investments. Foss & Company is a full-service advisor with proven expertise in helping our partners navigate the world of historic and renewable energy tax credit investments. Visit www.fossandco.com to learn more.

Kirkland & Ellis

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Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with 2,500 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 14 offices around the world: Houston, Dallas, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Milestone Carbon

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Milestone Carbon, LLC is a subsidiary of Milestone Environmental Services, LLC (“Milestone”). Milestone Carbon offers turnkey solutions for the permanent geological sequestration of CO2—including design, permitting, development, and operations—for midstream and other significant industrial emitters. Applying Milestone’s vast knowledge and experience of developing complex injection operations, Milestone Carbon customers will benefit from the safe, reliable disposal and monetization of their carbon dioxide emissions through state-of-the-art injection facilities.

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Wilson Sonsini is the firm of choice for companies, investors, and lenders seeking to structure, negotiate, and close groundbreaking transactions in the new energy economy and emerging climate solutions sector. As the newest, nimblest, and most focused projects law practice in the United States, we dedicate ourselves to a single goal: advancing what’s next in the energy industry and decarbonization technologies across economic sectors. Unlike other major law firms, our mission and resources are focused on advancing solutions to build the clean energy economy and address climate change, not fighting against the reality that all major economic sectors need to evolve, decarbonize, and be more efficient. We recognize the imperative—and the opportunities—presented by climate change and want to assist the innovators that will make a decarbonized future cheaper, more transparent, more equitable, and easier to use.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has one of the world’s leading project finance and renewable energy practices. We represent developers, lenders, equity investors, manufacturers, technology companies and other sector participants in a broad array of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on the development, financing, operation, acquisition and disposition of renewable energy projects and renewable energy companies.

Our team has significant experience across all renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuel and hydroelectric projects and over the past year we have been lead counsel on the three largest renewable energy projects financed in the United States.

Latham & Watkins

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Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, Latham lawyers advise leading multinationals, boundary-pushing start-ups, and the investors and financial institutions that fuel them. The firm helps clients navigate market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Winston & Strawn, LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 attorneys among 18 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s energy, project development, and finance practice is a particular strength of the firm, offering  more than 30 years of industry experience, innovation, and a track record of success over a broad range of energy-related services. We advocate and advise on new energy policies and regulatory compliance. We provide assistance on all types of development agreements, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, and supply and procurement agreements. We assist clients in the structure and financing of energy projects, and in the acquisition and disposition of companies and assets. We also offer counsel on cutting-edge market trends and tax matters. Together, our experience, capabilities, and integrated platform help us to guide successfully our clients through today’s dynamic energy environment.

Black & Veatch Global Advisory

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Black & Veatch is an employee-owned consulting, engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovation in sustainable infrastructure.

Our global professionals include experienced industry executives, senior analysts, and technology experts from across the electric, water, oil, natural gas and technology industries. This experience, combined with seamless access to the company’s professional engineering, procurement, construction and operations capabilities, executives, and internationally respected subject matter experts, makes Black & Veatch particularly qualified to assist clients with their most complex challenges. Over the past 5 years, our Transaction Advisory team has supported over $100 billion in transactions and completed over 500 engagements involving various projects and companies. We were also recognized as the #1 Technical Advisor by Deal Count in 2020 by the Inframation Group.

ESGWAY Corporation

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ESGWAY provides software and service for financial modeling, forecasting and simulation of CCS and CO 2 EOR projects. ESGWAY’s first-of-its-kind cloud-native software platform supports integrated CCS design, comprehensive cost estimation and multi-stakeholder financial modeling that enable large scale CO 2 hub design and CCS partnership developments. The carbon management platform enables project developers and financiers to design, evaluate and de-risk CCS/CCUS projects from economic and environmental perspective.

ESGWAY was established in 2020, with the mission of accelerating the decarbonization of energy and industry. The company develops innovative computational technologies that assist operators in harnessing subsurface resources for CO2 storage/utilization and low-carbon energy production.

ESGWAY clients leverage these solutions to expedite their CCS project decision making process by 10X. The platform provides a data management foundation and built-in scientific engines to enable our clients to seamlessly leverage automated workflows for comprehensive techno-economic evaluations, risk assessment, CO2 utilization/storage optimization and creating significant business value.

Fagen, Inc.

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With vision and commitment unsurpassed in the industrial construction field, Fagen, Inc. has evolved from what in 1988 was a small agricultural contractor to what today has become a nationally recognized employee owned construction powerhouse. The company’s standard for quality, safety, and service has led Fagen, Inc. to be consistently listed in the Top 400 in ENR’s largest contractors in the United States. Fagen, Inc. continues to grow and diversify, creating a growing presence in the construction of wind farms, solar farms, and renewable fuels. Specializing in providing full EPC wraps to its client base, the company self performs civil, structural, siding, insulation, millwright, piping, instrumentation, and electrical. Striving to be the construction company most admired by our customers for our people, partnerships, performance and finished product, Fagen, Inc. is ultimately building a better world for tomorrow.

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