Alternatives Fuels Production Incentive (Mississippi)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Mississippi

Name Alternatives Fuels Production Incentive
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Industrial
Eligible Technologies Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Ethanol, Biodiesel
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.20 per gallon; 0.015 per kWh

Maximum Incentive 6 million per producer per year

Program Administrator MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce

References DSIRE[1]


Mississippi offers a production incentive to in-state producers of ethanol, anhydrous alcohol, biodiesel and wet alcohol. Producers will receive $0.20 per gallon for each gallon of ethanol or anhydrous alcohol produced on or before June 30, 2005, or for 10 years after the start of production, whichever is later. Producers of wet alcohol will receive a payment calculated by the formula "alcohol purity in percent divided by five," and rounded to the nearest cent per gallon, with a minimum of $0.11 per gallon.

This incentive applies to a maximum of 30,000,000 gallons of fuel per producer per year. A company holding a controlling interest in more than one ethanol plant is considered a single producer. No payments will be made for production occurring after June 30, 2015. A producer may receive a maximum incentive of $6 million per fiscal year. Total funding is limited to $37 million per fiscal year.

In addition, producers of ethanol or wet alcohol will receive a payment of $0.015 (1.5 cents) per kilowatt-hour for each kilowatt-hour of electricity generated using biomass in a cogeneration facility at an ethanol plant in Mississippi. Facilities must begin operation by June 30, 2005, to be eligible. This payment expires 10 years after a facility begins operation.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Lipe
Department MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Address 121 N. Jefferson St.
Place Jackson, Mississippi
Zip/Postal Code 39215
Phone (601) 359-1100


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"