U.S. ADVANCED BIO-FUELS has hired and partnered with ThyssenKrupp, a World-class (EPC). TK will provide the Advance Planning first phase expertise required to confirm the Project’s viability prior to the larger investments being made by the Investors/Lenders.The deliverables of the Advanced Planning Study outline the cost and deliverables of the next Phase 2, the FEED3 or FEL3 Study as it’s known in the industry. This Phase 2 delivers a cost analysis and “FINAL BID” for the Investors/Lenders of + or -10%. This is required for Construction Funding.
TK will work in the early phases 1 & 2 of the Development process with the Owner’s Engineer, E3co, another industry leader in its field. Between the two firms, they have built hundreds of Projects using the technologies represented by the EPC. No U.S. ADVANCED BIO-FUELS executives actually manage any part of the actual construction.
Once the Phase 1 Advanced Planning Study is completed and the Project is substantiated and verified, the EPC, TK, will enter into a Front-end Design Study, or Phase 2 study. Once the Phase 2 deliverables have been accepted by the Project’s Developer to meet Funding Requirements and reviewed by the Lenders/Investors, U.S. ADVANCED BIO-FUELS will contract for the FEED3 or FEL3, Phase 2 study mentioned above, with TK. This study requires another 12 months. It is this Phase 2 where the design, bidding of materials, and total Capital Costs are identified down to a + or – 10%. This is called the Bank’s “Final Bid” and must be submitted to the Investor/Lender for Project funding.
Perkins Coie, one of the nation’s largest premier law firms of Seattle, WA is the firm’s lead Legal Counsel, with local and regional representation coming from Case Lombardi in Hawaii and B J Law in Phoenix.
E3 Co-Owner Engineer, (“OE”) A World Class Engineering firm that will accompany the Management Team of U. S. ADVANCED BIO-FUELS to meetings early on with the perspective off-takers of the fuel being produced and the feedstock being provided to the Project for the Project’s life. The OE is a leading technical and strategic business advisor to the energy industry.,and multiple offices. The OE provides reviews of energy, industrial, and public infrastructure projects for capital providers, project developers, and owners. Their projects cut across all segments of the energy industry, including the renewable energy and fuel sector. The OE also provides the “independent engineering review”, a crucial component of the financing process. Many of these projects have been widely syndicated, and a number of projects have received investment grade ratings from Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch.
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Systems, (“TK”)-TK is a world-class EPC providing design, build, guarantee for the Project fuel delivery. TK is a leader in both gasification and fuel conversion technologies. projects using this technology. TK has built over 300
NAES, (“NAES”)-NAES is a world-class O&M who has operated over 2,500 projects and who will provide the ongoing Operations and Maintenance for the Project’s remaining life, once the Project handoff occurs from TK, the EPC and the Technology and Construction are verified by the Independent Engineering firm, NAES will take over handling the Project, hire all necessary personnel required to run and operate the plant and manage the entire Project.
Off-takers will be lined up in each Project location to buy the fuel produced by the Project on minimum 15-year contracts with minimum payment commitments annually. Feedstock Providers have been lined up and commitments made for each Project location. These providers are committed and must prove they are capable of delivering the feedstock required for the Project for a minimum of 15 years, plus renewals, prior to the beginning of Project Construction begins.
Feedstock Providers have been lined up and commitments made for each Project location.These providers are committed and must prove they are capable of delivering the feedstock required for the Project for a minimum of 15 years, plus renewals, prior to Project Construction begins.