Biobased Industry Opportunity (BIO) Grant Program (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Biobased Industry Opportunity (BIO) Grant Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Renewable Transportation Fuels, Anaerobic Digestion
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Maximum Incentive 150,000

Program Administrator Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

References DSIRE[1]


Wisconsin's Biobased Industry Opportunity (BIO) grant program offers funding to individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to support certain biomass projects, including projects that generate energy or fuels by using biomass resources. This program took effect in December 2005. The deadline for the initial round of grant funding was March 1, 2006. It is unknown at this point if additional funding will be allocated to support future grant opportunities.

The program will award a total of $700,000, a sum appropriated in 2005, under the initial round of funding. The maximum project award is $150,000. A minimum cost share of 50% is required. Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate near-term commercial production of energy or fuels, or that reduce reliance on non-renewable feedstocks.

Examples of eligible projects under the initial round of following include the development of:

  • New ways to generate usable forms of energy or fuels;
  • New biobased products, including new fibers and other biobased materials;
  • New technologies that enhance commercial viability of biobased business; or
  • New systems that transform waste streams into energy or biobased products.

Check the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection web site periodically for information about potential future program funding.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mike Bandli
Department Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Address 2811 Agriculture Drive
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53718-6777
Phone (608) 224-5136
Phone 2 (608) 224-5111

  • 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)"