Transaction Confirmation, dated as of August 24, 2018, by and between Trillium Transportation Fuels, LLC and GSF Energy, LLC
CERTAIN INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THIS EXHIBIT BECAUSE IT IS BOTH NOT MATERIAL AND WOULD LIKELY CAUSE COMPETITIVE HARM TO THE REGISTRANT IF PUBLICLY DISCLOSED. THE OMITTED PORTIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT ARE INDICATED BY [***].
|Date: 8/24 , 2018|
|Confirmation Number: 001|
This Transaction Confirmation is subject to that certain NAESB Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas, including the Special Provisions (the Base Contract) dated August 24 , 2018 (the Effective Date). The terms of this Transaction Confirmation are binding. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Transaction Confirmation shall have the meaning given to them in the Base Contract. For purposes of this Transaction Confirmation, Gas as used in the Base Contract shall also include Biogas
Trillium Transportation Fuels, LLC
GSF Energy, L.L.C.
2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77019
680 Andersen Drive
Foster Plaza 10, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Attn: Gavin Gretter
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Transporter Contract Number:
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I. Commercial Terms
Biogas Value. As payment for the Biogas delivered to Buyer, Buyer shall pay to Seller the Biogas Value.
The Biogas Value shall be paid by the Buyer and is calculated by multiplying the Biogas Price by the Biogas Quantity of Biogas (as measured in MMBtus).
The Biogas Price shall mean the [***].
Margin Share. In consideration of Buyer using the Biogas as a Vehicle Fuel, Seller shall pay to Buyer the Margin Share, which shall be an amount equal to [***].
Biogas Daily Delivery
Begin Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: January 31, 2024
RIN Monthly Delivery - One Month after the Biogas Delivery Month, as applicable
LCFS Quarterly Delivery - One Calendar Quarter after the Calendar Quarter in which Biogas was delivered, as applicable
Contract Quantity and Performance Obligation:
Throughout the Delivery Period, Seller shall have a Firm obligation to sell and deliver 100% of the Biogas produced by Seller to Buyer at the Delivery Point and Buyer shall have a Firm obligation to take delivery of such Biogas.
Throughout the Delivery Period, Buyer shall use Biogas purchased under this Transaction Confirmation which derives from an EPA-approved pathway that converts all of such Biogas to a Vehicle Fuel in the Biogas Delivery Month, all in accordance with the EPA RFS, LCFS, and any CFP. Buyer shall maintain all records relevant to the purchase of Biogas from Seller, processing of such Biogas Into a Vehicle Fuel, Vehicle Fuel sales, documentation of Vehicle Fuel production and sale in accordance with the requirements of the EPA RFS, the requirements of the LCFS, and the requirements of any CFP.
The Delivery Point shall be at Sellers meter as set forth below:
Tailgate at McCarty Road Landfill
9416 Ley Road
Houston, TX 77078
Biogas Supply Source:
Biogas delivered to the Delivery Point shall be sourced from the following:
McCarty Road Landfill; EPA Facility ID No. 71135
II. Special Conditions
Biogas means quantities of methane, measured in MMBtu, that:
meet the qualifications for D3 Renewable Identification Numbers (cellulosic biofuel) under the EPAs RFS regulations as of the Effective Date;
meet the definition of biogas or biomethane as defined by the RFS; and
meet the common carrier pipeline gas quality specifications as provided by the local utility or transmission company for the applicable Delivery Point.
Biogas Price shall have the meaning as described in the Contract Price section above.
Biogas Supply Source means the McCarty Road Landfill.
Calendar Quarter means the periods, January 1 through March 31, April 1 through June 30, July 1 through September 30 and October 1 through December 31.
CARB means the California Air Resources Board or its successor.
CFP means any state or regional clean fuels program applicable to the Biogas subject to this Transaction Confirmation or that shall become applicable to such Biogas,
EMTS means the EPA Moderated Transaction System for RINs.
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Green Attributes means any and all environmental attributes, credits, benefits, emission reductions, offsets, and allowances, howsoever entitled, attributable to the characteristics, production, use or combustion of the Biogas or its displacement or reduction in the use of conventional energy generation, greenhouse gas emissions, pollutants or transportation fuel, including, without limitation, RINs under the RFS, renewable energy certificates and credits under state low carbon fuel programs such as the LCFS or a CFP, Green Attributes shall not include any existing or future tax credits, depreciation deductions and depreciation benefits, or other tax benefits arising from ownership of the Biogas Supply Source or from the production of Biogas.
Low Carbon Fuel Standard or LCFS means the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as set forth in Section 95484 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, as amended or supplemented and administered by CARB as of a given date.
LCFS Credits means credits generated under the LCFS or a CFP, as may be applicable.
Quality Assurance Plan or QAP means the list of elements that an independent third-party auditor will check to verify that the RINs generated by a renewable fuel producer or Importer are valid pursuant to § 40 C.F.R. 80.1469.
Q-RIN means a RIN verified by a registered independent third-party auditor using a QAP that has been approved under 40 C.F.R. § 80.1469(c) following the audit process described in 40 C.F.R. § 80.1472.
Qualified Facility means a facility that meet the eligibility standards for Registration.
Registration means registration of the Biogas Supply Source, Qualified Facilities, parties, Biogas, or pathways, as applicable, with the EPA, CARB or other governmental or certifying entity, as applicable, such that the Biogas produced from the Biogas Supply Source becomes RIN-eligible or LCFS Credit-eligible, as applicable.
Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS means the renewable fuel program and policies established section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 7545(o)) as implemented by the ERA under Subpart M of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations as may be amended from time to time.
Renewable Identification Number(s) or RIN(s) is a number generated to represent a volume of renewable fuel as set forth in Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program, 75 Fed, Reg. 16484 (March 26, 2010) (codified at 40 C.F.R. § 80.1425 (2011); 40 C.F.R. § 80.1426 (2012)), as amended from time to time,
RINs Resale Price means an amount equal to the volume weighted average price actually received by Seller from third parties for all QAP D3 RINs that were generated within the same calendar month as the RINs generated from the Biogas delivered to Buyer. The conversion factor for determining the quantity of RINs generated for the quantity of Biogas delivered is 11.727 RINs for every 1 MMBtu of Biogas (11.727 RINs/1 MMBtu), or as otherwise specified by the EPA.
Vehicle Fuel means compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) derived from Biogas and used in transportation vehicles and which qualifies for receipt of a RIN under the EPA Renewable Fuel Standard and which may qualify for receipt of an LCFS Credit under the LCFS or a CFP.
Representations by Both Parties. Each of the parties to this Transaction Confirmation represents and warrants that, as of the date of this Transaction Confirmation specified above:
It has full and complete authority to enter into and perform this Transaction Confirmation;
The person who executes this Transaction Confirmation on its behalf has full and complete authority to do so and is empowered to bind it thereby;
It is not insolvent and has not sought protection from its creditors under the United States Bankruptcy Code, or under any similar laws; and
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It has not and will not take any action that results in the invalidity of LCFS Credits or RINs generated on the Biogas delivered under this Transaction Confirmation.
Buyer Representations. Buyer represents and warrants to Seller as of the execution date of this Transaction Confirmation and on each Day during the Delivery Period that:
Buyer has not sold, traded, remarketed, given away, claimed, or otherwise sold separately, the Green Attributes from the Biogas, except as otherwise provided in this Transaction Confirmation;
The Biogas delivered to Buyer will be used as Vehicle Fuel; and
As of the execution date hereof, Buyer meets the eligibility standards for Registration under the EPA RFS and LCFS.
Seller Representations. Seller represents and warrants to Buyer as of the execution date of the Transaction Confirmation and on each Day during the Delivery Period that:
Seller represents that the Biogas Supply Source meets the eligibility standards for the generation of RINs and LCFS Credits under the EPA RFS and the LCFS, as applicable; and
the Biogas delivered to Buyer shall have been processed in accordance with the requirements of the EPA RFS and LCFS, as applicable.
RFS, LCFS, CFP Registration.
RFS Registration. Seller maintains an account with EPAs Central Data Exchange, EMTS. Sellers company name in EMTS is Montauk Energy Holdings, LLC and identifier is 6319. The facility identifier producing the Biogas that is subject to this Transaction Confirmation is 71135. Seller shall submit an RFS registration update to EPA at Sellers cost. Buyer shall cooperate with Seller and provide all necessary information required to complete and maintain the updated registration, including, but not limited to, affidavits, contracts, volume statements, and Biogas dispensing pathways. Seller shall be responsible for any ongoing reporting and costs associated with integrity and compliance of the Biogas pathway, including QAP costs in Special Condition 10 (Third Party Verification Support Requirement).
LCFS, CFP Registration. Seller and Buyer shall cooperate to fulfill requirements under the LCFS and CFP, as may be applicable, to generate LCFS Credits. Buyer shall be responsible for any ongoing reporting and costs associated with integrity and compliance of the Biogas pathway.
Process for Generation and Allocation of RINs
Seller Responsibilities and EPA EMTS Account.
Within the first two (2) weeks of the Delivery Period, Seller shall facilitate access for Buyer to any and all records relevant to determining the quantity of Biogas sold and delivered by Seller and purchased and received by Buyer during the prior week so that Buyer can prepare the data regarding RIN generation for submission to the Seller and/or the Sellers agent.
Seller shall prepare and submit a product transfer document (PTD) and Seller shall submit such data to the EPA EMTS account, detailing the following:
RIN transferor and transferee company information and EPA company ID;
Product information including Fuel Code;
RIN quantity to generate and transfer;
PTD number; and
Any other data as required by the EPA RFS to generate and allocate RINs.
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Within the first three (3) weeks of the Delivery Period, Buyer shall analyze the Biogas quantity sold and delivered by Seller and purchased and received by Buyer under this Transaction Confirmation which converted such Biogas to a Vehicle Fuel to determine how many RINs were generated during the prior Month.
Buyer shall prepare a report, for submission to Seller detailing the following:
Biogas sold and delivered by Seller and purchased and received by Buyer at the Delivery Point.
Total Biogas sold under this Transaction Confirmation during the applicable Month that was converted by Buyer for use as a Vehicle Fuel.
RINs to be created from Biogas purchased by Buyer from Seller.
EPA EMTS Accounts: The EPA EMTS account number to which RINs allocated to the Seller should be allocated and deposited is 6139. The EPA EMTS account number to which RINs allocated to the Buyer should be allocated and deposited is 6497.
Change In Law:
In the event that the EPA amends its regulations for the creation and sale of RINs and/or CARB amends its regulations for the creation and sale of LCFS Credits, the parties agree to amend this Transaction Confirmation accordingly so long as such amendment does not adversely affect the relative benefits of the transaction to both Buyer and Seller as of the date upon which the Transaction Confirmation is executed. Each party agrees to take any commercially reasonable action or cooperate with any commercially reasonable request of the other party reasonably necessary in connection with Sellers application for approval of a pathway under the LCFS for the sale of Biogas as Vehicle Fuel and Sellers approval from the EPA to be classified as a renewable fuel producer under the EPA RFS to produce Biogas that generates RINs when used as Vehicle Fuel.
(a) If during any [***] rolling period during the Delivery Period, the average total combined per MMBtu price for Biogas and the RINs Resale Price is [***] per MMBtu, Seller may terminate this Transaction Confirmation upon twenty-five (25) Business Days prior written notice to Buyer. The average per MMBtu shall be calculated by [***].
Hierarchy. In the event of any inconsistency between the Base Contract and this Transaction Confirmation, this Transaction Confirmation shall govern.
Please confirm the foregoing correctly sets forth the terms of our agreement with respect to this transaction by signing in the space provided below and returning an executed copy of this Transaction Confirmation in pdf file format by email to ***@***.
|Trillium Transportation Fuels, LLC||GSF Energy, L.L.C.|
|Name:||Bill Cashmareck||Name:||Martin L. Ryan|
|Title:||Director, Trillium||Title:||CEO and President|
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