Commercial Biomass Heating Grant Program

August 14, 2019


The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center offers grants to commercial entities installing eligible biomass heating systems.

Project sites must be located in a utility territory that contributes to the Renewable Energy Trust Fund (National Grid, Eversource, Unitil, and municipal light plants that have agreed to pay into the fund).

The base grant is 35% of eligible project costs, up to $175,000. Adders are available for thermal storage (5% of total costs, up to $25,000), cascading systems (2.5% of total costs, up to $12,500), and distribution system efficiency (2.5% of total costs, up to $12,500). An adder is also available for public, non-profit, and affordable housing projects (5% of total costs, up to $25,000). The total maximum grant is 50% of total eligible project costs, up to $250,000.

Applications must be submitted and approved before construction begins. Complete application details can be found in the Program Manual and on the program website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
Incentive Amount: Base Grant: 35% of total eligible project costs, up to $175,000
Thermal Storage Adder: 5%, up to $25,000
Cascading Systems Adder: 2.5%, up to $12,500
Distribution System Efficiency Adder: 2.5%, up to $12,500
Public, Non-Profit, and Affordable Housing Adder: 5%, up to $25,000
Maximum Incentive: 50% of total eligible project costs, up to $250,000
Equipment Requirements: For a full list of equipment requirements, see the Program Manual, located on the program website.
Installation Requirements: Project designer and installer requirements are located in the Program Manual.


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Biomass
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Multifamily Residential, Institutional
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $250000.00, The incentive has a maximum of 35.00 % of cost, The incentive has a minimum of 50.00 % of cost


Name: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Address: 63 Franklin St, 3rd Floor
Boston MA 02110
Phone: (617) 315-9357

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.