Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

As more companies adopt climate commitments, the interest in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) continues to grow. Arnold & Porter’s cutting edge climate change and energy transition team is dedicated to helping its clients meet their climate goals, and is intimately aware of the important role that CCUS plays in decarbonization efforts. Our cross-disciplinary team advises a diverse client base on all aspects of CCUS over the entire lifecycle of a CCUS project, including advising on regulatory and liability frameworks, providing comprehensive assessments of potential projects including tax and finance considerations, drafting and negotiating agreements, identifying carbon market issues and opportunities, and spearheading legislative efforts to facilitate CCUS projects.

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Experience Highlights

  • Major energy company in completing comprehensive evaluations of regulatory and statutory frameworks in assessing US jurisdictions for CCUS.
  • Large biofuel company in assessing 45Q tax credit eligibility and LCFS credit generation, compliance, and risk mitigation under the LCFS’s CCS Protocol.
  • Multiple private funds groups on carbon capture arrangements, primarily relating to biorefinery off-take and related facilities.
  • Carbon capture start-up on corporate formation, financing, joint venture negotiations, offshore carbon capture storage lease, and midstream and carbon market considerations.
  • New venture on commercialization of intellectual property assets to utilize carbon as an input of a broadly utilized commodity.
  • Multiple clients in developing, tracking, drafting, and negotiating legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • Major Investor-owned utility in federal tax and legislative advocacy to preserve the full value of energy tax assets.
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