Linden Renewable Energy, SA 101 Main Street Urban Renewal and CSG Law Recognized with CIANJ/COMMERCE Magazine 2024 Environmental Leadership Awards

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”) commends Linden Renewable Energy, LLC and SA 101 Main Street Urban Renewal LLC for their environmental stewardship as recognized by the CIANJ/COMMERCE Magazine’s 2024 Environmental Leadership Awards. CSG Law was also honored with an Environmental Leadership Award by the magazine.

Linden Renewable Energy earned an award in the category of Recycling and Reducing Carbon Footprint and SA 101 Main Street Urban Renewal LLC was recognized in the category of Brownfields.

CSG Law represents Linden Renewable Energy in obtaining permits and approvals for and otherwise in connection with the large-scale anaerobic digester project to convert food waste to renewable natural gas as well as a solid product for use as a soil amendment. The Linden Renewable Energy project was developed by RNG Energy and is now jointly owned by RNG and Captona. This $210 million investment in the City of Linden will produce renewable natural gas (“RNG”) from food waste. The LRE Project – located on a Brownfield site – will deploy state-of-the-art technology processing approximately 1,400 tons per day of pre-processed food waste secured from the NY/NJ metro region and will be one of the largest carbon reduction resources in the State of New Jersey. Financing of the project closed in 2023 and construction will begin early in 2024. The City of Linden has been a huge proponent of the project which is being done as a redevelopment project. The project is also taking advantage of the tax credits for green energy and brownfields redevelopment under the Inflation Reduction Act.

SA 101 Main Urban Renewal is developing a warehouse facility on a contaminated site located or Raritan Bay at 101 Main Street in South Amboy. The investors in the LLC are Claremont Development Acquisitions and March Development, with the financial backing of Pro Logis. To pursue the project, SA 101 Main agreed to take on the obligation to close a landfill on the property which had never been properly closed, and to remediate the remainder of the site which is a brownfield all to the benefit of South Amboy. In addition to obtain landfill closure plan approval from NJDEP, SA 101 Main had to obtain numerous additional environmental approvals from NJDEP and the Army Corps of Engineers, and to develop a remedial plan for the site taking into account the development with the assistance of an LSRP. Through the permitting process, SA 101 Main agreed to provide a public access amenity on the site, and to contribute to the efforts of South Amboy to develop a ferry to New York City which includes additional public access. CSG Law represented SA 101 Main on the environmental and issues involving the project including assisting in obtaining the NJDEP approvals.

To view the entire listing, please visit COMMERCE Magazine’s April 2024 issue.


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