Biomass Energy Program

November 21, 2013


The Biomass Energy Program assists businesses in installing biomass energy systems. Program participants receive up to $75,000 in interest subsidy payments to help defray the interest expense on loans to install approved biomass projects. Technical assistance is also available through the program.

Industrial, commercial and institutional facilities; agricultural property owners; and city, county, and state government entities are eligible. Interested parties must obtain loans from commercial lending institutions and submit repayment data to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) for interest payment assistance. ADECA pays the borrower directly, based on documentation of payment. The interest rates on loans should be no greater than 2% above the prime rate.

With an initial emphasis on wood waste, the program also promotes landfill gas as a potential source of energy for industrial processes and other uses. Several landfill waste disposal facilities across Alabama have been identified as prime candidates for landfill gas recovery and utilization.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Alabama
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Biomass,Municipal Solid Waste,Landfill Gas
Incentive Amount: Varies by project and interest rate
Maximum Incentive: $75,000


Name: Heather Goggin
Organization: Alabama Department of Economic and Community
Address: PO Box 5690
Montgomery AL 36103-5690
Phone: (334) 242-5330

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.