Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program (Illinois)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional, Other Association|
|Eligible Technologies||Landfill Gas, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Other Distributed Generation Technologies|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Up to 50% of project cost|
|Equipment Requirements||Projects must be part of a CHP system|
|Funding Source||Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund|
|Installation Requirements||Requires a state licensed installer with appropriate insurance coverage|
|Maximum Incentive|| Feasibility Studies: 2,500|
Biogas to Energy Systems: 225,000
|Program Administrator||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
|Date added to DSIRE||2007-12-04|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-10-30|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Note: The program is accepting applications until 5:00 pm on December 1, 2014.
The Renewable Energy Resources Program (RERP) promotes the development of renewable energy in Illinois. This program is funded by the Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund (RERTF)-- the state's public benefits fund -- and is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), with assistance from the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The focus of the Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program, through the RERP, is to demonstrate the use of biogas and biomass for on-site energy generation at facilities in Illinois. Projects designed to use biogas or biomass as a source of fuel to produce electricity with combined heat and power (CHP) through gasification, co-firing or anaerobic digestion technologies are being targeted. The biogas and biomass grant program will provide a 50% cost-share for energy feasibility studies or for the installation of equipment for these purposes. The maximum grants available for feasibility studies, biogas projects, and biomass projects are $2,500, $225,000, and $500,000, respectively. All projects must be located in Illinois within the service areas of utilities that contribute to the RERTF (through a Renewable Energy Resources and Coal Technology Development Assistance Charge). Applications are available on the program web site.
|Contact Name||Steffen Mueller|
|Department||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Division||Energy Resources Center|
|Address||1309 South Halsted Street|
|Address 2||2nd Floor (MC 156)|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||20 ILCS 687/6-3|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.