Comprehensive Solution Formed for Biofuels Project Evaluations .

ATLANTA & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScottMadden, Inc., a leading general management consulting firm in the energy industry, and Ascendant Partners, Inc., a leading provider of professional capital and consulting solutions within the bioenergy industry, today announce a new biofuels project evaluation and due diligence service designed to assist the bioenergy industry by conducting comprehensive feasibility studies, evaluating project strategies, developing complete actionable business plans and raising the capital required to fund project development.


“From our work on these projects, we have developed a unique competency and methodology for assessing bioenergy commercialization success factors”

The U.S. Department of Energy has evaluated a number of biofuels applications for the 1705 Loan Guarantee program and the ScottMadden/Ascendant team has performed the market assessment of the majority of these projects. These projects have been conducted for advanced biofuels projects across the bioenergy value chain, focusing on the feedstock supply, transport, fuel transport & distribution and fuel markets as well as the financial viability of the projects.

In addition to DOE loan guarantee program, ScottMadden and Ascendant Partners have performed over a hundred due-diligence projects for the investment banker community, venture capital firms, utilities and project developers, ranging from biomass generation plants, to biomass-based diesel projects, to cellulosic ethanol projects, to cellulosic biofuels projects producing crude oil substitute products.

“From our work on these projects, we have developed a unique competency and methodology for assessing bioenergy commercialization success factors,” said Jake Jacobi, partner and Clean Tech & Infrastructure practice lead at ScottMadden. “Our experience provides us with a vantage point for bioenergy project due diligence that few other consulting companies possess.”

“We are able to see past the projections and drill into the specific project drivers and success factors that are crucial to a successful due diligence project,” said Mark Warren, partner/principal at Ascendant Partners. “Clients are assisted in business life cycle issues that improve financial returns by better matching the means of production with the needs of the marketplace.”

More information regarding the Bioenergy Project Evaluation and Due Diligence Service can be downloaded from Contact ScottMadden at 3495 Piedmont Road, NE, Building Ten, Suite 805, Atlanta, G.A. 30305; call 404-814-0020; or e-mail Contact Ascendant Partners at 5347 S. Valentia Way, Suite 250, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 or call 303-221-4700.

About Ascendant Partners, Inc.

Ascendant Financial Partners is the leading provider of professional capital and consulting solutions dedicated to serving clients in the food, agribusiness, and renewable energy industries. Ascendant is a value-based organization built on a foundation of trust, integrity, accountability and client success. Ascendant Financial Partners is a registered FINRA broker/dealer. Visit

About ScottMadden, Inc.

Founded in 1983, ScottMadden is a general management consulting firm providing independent and objective counsel and specialized business services to large corporations. We provide a wide range of services and consulting approaches that support our clients along the continuum of strategic assessment to solution development to implementation and performance monitoring. For more information, visit | Twitter | LinkedIn

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