Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program (Illinois)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Eligible Technologies||Renewable Transportation Fuels|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Equipment Requirements||Plant production capacity must be at least 30 million gallons/year|
|Program Administrator||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
|Date added to DSIRE||2003-06-18|
|Last DSIRE Review||2004-06-08|
Created in June 2003, the Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program provides up to $15 million a year in grants for financial assistance for the construction, modification, alteration or retrofitting of renewable fuels plants in Illinois. To be eligible, plants must have a production capacity of at least 30 million gallons of renewable fuel per year. Preference is given to applicants who use Illinois agricultural products. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity currently is setting specific guidelines for this program.
As of July 2003, there were five ethanol plants operating in Illinois, with a combined annual capacity of 766 million gallons--the most of any state--and a dozen other production facilities in the planning process. More than 300 million bushels of Illinois corn are used annually to process ethanol.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||PA 093-0015 (HB 046 of 2003)|
|Contact Name||Dave Loos|
|Department||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
|Division||Bureau of Energy and Recycling|
|Address||325 West Adams, Room 300|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.