Encouraging Renewable Energy in Illinois
The Biogas and Biomass Energy Grant Program, part of the state's Renewable Energy Resources Program, aims to encourage the use of biogas and biomass for on-site energy generation throughout Illinois. Target projects will use biogas or biomass as a fuel source to produce electricity with CHP through gasification, co-firing, or anaerobic digestion.
Eligible applicants may receive incentives up to 50% of the total cost of the project. The maximum award amounts are as follows:
- Biogas and Biomass Feasibility Study- $2,500
- Biogas to Energy Systems- $225,000
- Biomass to Energy Systems- $500,000.
The Illinois DCEO is now accepting grant applications for this program.