Biomass Energy Grants (Kentucky)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Kentucky

Name Biomass Energy Grants
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Landfill Gas, Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Program Administrator Kentucky Division of Energy

References DSIRE[1]


The Kentucky Division of Energy (KDOE) administers a small grant program to enable Kentucky companies to install technologies that demonstrate the use of biomass for energy. Biomass is defined as land and water vegetation, and wastes that contain significant amounts of vegetable matter. It includes forestry and agricultural crops and residues, forestry and food processing wastes, animal wastes, and municipal solid waste.

Recent biomass energy demonstration projects funded through KDOE include the following:

--Fueling stations for ethanol vehicles (Frankfort and Northern Kentucky) --A study of landfill gas maximization (University of Kentucky) --Wood waste conversion system (Shirel Lumber Company, Union County) --Landfill gas conversion system (Outer Loop Landfill, Louisville) --A sawdust-fired boiler (Red River Hardwoods, Powell County ) --Assistance with processing hard-to-recycle materials (Bluegrass Regional Recycling Center, Fayette County)

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Geoff Young
Department Kentucky Division of Energy
Division Department for Natural Resources
Address 663 Teton Trail
Place Frankfort, Kentucky
Zip/Postal Code 40601
Phone (800) 282-0868
Phone 2 (502) 564-7192

  • 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)"