Bioenergy Grant Program

March 18, 2013


Note: This program is currently not accepting applications. Check the program web site for information regarding future funding opportunities.

The Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2.5 million to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for bioenergy grants in FY 2012. Eligible projects include:

  1. Facilities that produce bioenergy, or that will produce bioenergy by June 30, 2013, including biomass-based transportation fuels, biomass-based commercial heat, industrial process heat, or electrical power.
  2. Organizations that provide on-station, on-farm field-scale research and outreach, including those that develop and test crops used for bioenergy systems.
  3. Non-governmental entities that provide business development services and structures for community ownership of bioenergy facilities.

Grants are limited to 50% of the total project cost, or $500,000. Applications for the third project type are limited to $150,000. Applicants must provide at least 25% of their cost match in cash. Applications for FY 2012 were due November 4th, 2011.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
Maximum Incentive: Bioenergy producers: $500,000
Research and outreach: $500,000
Community-owned facilities: $150,000
All grants are limited to 50% of total project cost


Name: Minn. Stat. § 41A.105
Date Enacted: 2007
Expiration Date: 06/30/2014


Name: Kevin Hennessy
Organization: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Address: 625 Robert Street North
St. Paul MN 55155-2538
Phone: (651) 201-6223

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.