Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program
|Area of Interest||Renewable Energy|
The Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program is run through Illinois' Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Renewable Energy Resources Program. The grant program is designed to encourage the use of biogas and biomass for on-site energy generation in Illinois. Projects designed to use biogas or biomass as a source of fuel to produce electricity with combined heat and power through anaerobic digestion, gasification, or co-firing technologies are eligible for funding. Applicants are eligible for incentives up to 50 percent of the total project cost. The maximum award for biogas or biomass to energy feasibility studies is $2,500; the maximum grant amount for biogas to energy systems is $225,000; and the maximum grant for biomass-to-energy systems is $500,000.
The most recent application period closed on April 30, 2012. Check the program website for information on future solicitations.
|Eligible Organizations||Commercial/Industrial Business, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Other Associations|
|How to Apply||To apply, download the guidelines and application form at http://www.commerce.state.il.us/NR/rdonlyres/622CAFC0-B316-4010-B810-73F27D5A7F23/0/Biogas_and_Biomass_Guidelines_final.pdf.|
|For More Information||http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Energy/Clean+Energy/02-BiogasBioMass.htm|
|Primary Contact||Steffen Mueller
University of Illinois at Chicago
Energy Resources Center
1309 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607