Stoel Rives has long been a trusted advisor to the biofuels industry. Since the industry’s inception, we have assisted biofuel companies in launching ventures, obtaining financing, ensuring regulatory compliance, licensing technology, negotiating agreements, and leveraging incentives and government programs. As the industry has evolved and expanded, our practice has remained on the cutting edge while maintaining focus on the needs of our clients.

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Advanced Biofuels practice. We have assembled an experienced team of attorneys capable of meeting the diverse needs of the emerging Advanced Biofuels industry. Our attorneys possess a wealth of expertise in the full range of relevant legal areas including intellectual property, regulatory issues, financing, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, real estate, permitting, and contract negotiations. Our advanced biofuel attorneys already represent multiple advanced biofuel companies and have invested time in learning the industry and its unique legal requirements. The backgrounds and experience of the team, along with additional resources and publications can be found on our new Advanced Biofuels practice webpage:

In conjunction with the launch of our website and the announcement of our Advanced Biofuel team, we are also releasing the Law of Biorefineries and Advanced Biofuels. This publication is the first of its kind, providing the industry with a guide to the legal issues that developers of advanced biofuels projects face. We hope that you find our resources informative, and we look forward to working with you in this dynamic industry. The new guide can be downloaded free of charge at