Last DSIRE Review: 07/06/2012
||State Grant Program
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
||Landfill Gas, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Biogas (methane produced by livestock manure and waste, municipal waste water sludge, segregated organic wastes), Anaerobic Digestion, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional, Other Association
|Amount:||Up to 50% of project cost |
|Maximum Incentive:||Feasibility Studies: $2,500|
Biogas to Energy Systems: $225,000
Biomass to Energy Systems: $500,000
|Equipment Requirements:||Projects must be part of a CHP system |
|Installation Requirements:||Requires a state licensed installer with appropriate insurance coverage|
|Funding Source:||Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund |
20 ILCS 687/6-3|
The most recent application period closed April 30, 2012. Check the program web site for updates on future solicitations.
The Renewable Energy Resources Program (RERP) promotes the development of renewable energy in Illinois. This program is funded by the Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund (RERTF)-- the state's public benefits fund -- and is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), with assistance from the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The focus of the Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program, through the RERP, is to demonstrate the use of biogas and biomass for on-site energy generation at facilities in Illinois. Projects designed to use biogas or biomass as a source of fuel to produce electricity with combined heat and power (CHP) through gasification, co-firing or anaerobic digestion technologies are being targeted. The biogas and biomass grant program will provide a 50% cost-share for energy feasibility studies or for the installation of equipment for these purposes. The maximum grants available for feasibility studies, biogas projects, and biomass projects are $2,500, $225,000, and $500,000, respectively. All projects must be located in Illinois within the service areas of utilities that contribute to the RERTF (through a Renewable Energy Resources and Coal Technology Development Assistance Charge). Applications are available on the program web site.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Energy Resources Center
1309 South Halsted Street
2nd Floor (MC 156)
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 355-3982