Biomass program

Division of Forestry


Are you looking for funding for a biomass energy project? Check out these resources:

The Minnesota Department of Commerce external linklists state and federal funding opportunities related to energy research, development, and education.

Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)external link provides seed grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout Minnesota. Funding covers labor costs, spurring community development and supporting local jobs.

The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporationexternal link supports small and medium-size enterprises in the early stages of developing new clean technology. Eligible projects include proof-of-concept, research and development, and small pilot scale initiatives.

The RFP for the Biomass Thermal Energy grants is now available on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.
Projects must increase the use of Minnesota's bioenergy resources, encourage self-reliance and security, or promote sustainability, and involve bioenergy with a focus of woody biomass thermal application. Up to half of the total project cost may be covered by the grant, with a maximum award amount of $150,000 for this RFP, pursuant to the recommendations from the NextGen Energy Board that were incorporated by the commissioner of agriculture last February. See the RFP document for further details. All applications must be received by Friday, October 3, at 4:00 pm.