Rescuing Mayflower

Mayflower Renewable Energy was an alternative energy developer with a plan to make ethanol out of wood chips. Mayflower selected a global engineering firm to provide the biogasification technology that would heat the wood to extract gas from the material, then subject the gas to a catalyst, turning the gas into ethanol. After two years of work, the engineers abandoned the project without explanation. Mayflower sank. There was no written contract between the parties, no profit history at Mayflower, and a complex scientific overlay to the case. Despite these challenges, we obtained a favorable settlement for Mayflower on witness testimony, emails, and financial projections.

Mayflower Renewable Energy, Inc. v. Black & Veatch Corporation, Case No. 09-CV-11036, District Court of Johnson County, Kansas