Biomass Energy Grants

May 28, 2003


The Kentucky Division of Energy (KDOE) administers a small grant program to enable Kentucky companies to install technologies that demonstrate the use of biomass for energy. Biomass is defined as land and water vegetation, and wastes that contain significant amounts of vegetable matter. It includes forestry and agricultural crops and residues, forestry and food processing wastes, animal wastes, and municipal solid waste. Recent biomass energy demonstration projects funded through KDOE include the following: --Fueling stations for ethanol vehicles (Frankfort and Northern Kentucky) --A study of landfill gas maximization (University of Kentucky) --Wood waste conversion system (Shirel Lumber Company, Union County) --Landfill gas conversion system (Outer Loop Landfill, Louisville) --A sawdust-fired boiler (Red River Hardwoods, Powell County ) --Assistance with processing hard-to-recycle materials (Bluegrass Regional Recycling Center, Fayette County)

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Kentucky Division of Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Landfill Gas


Name: Geoff Young
Organization: Kentucky Division of Energy
Address: 663 Teton Trail
Frankfort KY 40601
Phone: (800) 282-0868

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.