Cadwalader Advises Phibro in Acquisition of Coal Gasification Plant

May 23, 2016

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Cadwalader successfully advised Phibro in its acquisition of SG Solutions’ clean coal gasification plant near West Terre Haute, Indiana.

Phibro and its partners plan to spend $450 million to convert the facility to produce ammonia fertilizer for use in the Midwest, aiming to wrap up construction by mid-2018. Following the conversion, the plant will use petroleum coke sourced from Midwest refineries as a feedstock to produce ammonia.

The plant used to produce synthetic gas and steam to fuel the Wabash River Combined Cycle Plant in Indiana. Phibro said the plant's clean coal technology enables the company to economically repurpose it for ammonia production.

The Cadwalader team included Paul Pantano, Chad Mills and Kathryn Shurin.

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