Bioenergy Grant Program

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Bioenergy Grant Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Biodiesel, Biomass, Ethanol
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-03-18
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Maximum Incentive Bioenergy producers: $500,000

Research and Outreach: $500,000
Community-owned facilities: $150,000
All grants are limited to 50% of total project cost

Program Administrator Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-09
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: This program is currently not accepting applications. Check the program web site for information regarding future funding opportunities.

The Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2.5 million to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for bioenergy grants in FY 2012. Eligible projects include:
1. Facilities that produce bioenergy, or that will produce bioenergy by June 30, 2013, including biomass-based transportation fuels, biomass-based commercial heat, industrial process heat, or electrical power.
2. Organizations that provide on-station, on-farm field-scale research and outreach, including those that develop and test crops used for bioenergy systems.
3. Non-governmental entities that provide business development services and structures for community ownership of bioenergy facilities.
Grants are limited to 50% of the total project cost, or $500,000. Applications for the third project type are limited to $150,000. Applicants must provide at least 25% of their cost match in cash. Applications for FY 2012 were due November 4th, 2011.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kevin Hennessy
Department Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Address 625 North Robert Street

Place St. Paul, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55155-2538
Phone 651-201-6223


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. § 41A.105
Date Effective 2007
Date Enacted 2007
Expiration Date 2014-06-30

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"