Ethanol Production Incentive

June 08, 2004


Minnesota offers a production incentive of $0.20 per gallon for each gallon of ethanol produced on or before June 30, 2000, or ten years after the start of production, whichever is later. However, as a result of the passage of SF 905 (2003), this incentive has been reduced to $0.13 per gallon for ethanol produced from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2007. Beginning July 1, 2007, the payment rate will return to the statutory amount of $0.20 per gallon. At this point, if funding is available, Minnesota will repay producers $0.07 per gallon for ethanol produced from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2007. Payments will be made to either the original producer or the secondary processor, but not both. This incentive applies to a maximum of 15,000,000 gallons of fuel per producer per year. The maximum payment to a producer is $3,000,000 per fiscal year. No payments will be made after June 30, 2010.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site:
Administrator: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Incentive Amount: $0.20/gallon
Maximum Incentive: $3 million/year


Name: Minn. Stat. § 41A.09
Date Enacted: 1997
Expiration Date: 6/30/2010


Name: Alan Dupay
Organization: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Address: 90 West Plato Boulevard
St. Paul MN 55107-2094
Phone: (651) 296-1686

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.