Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Industrial
Eligible Technologies Renewable Transportation Fuels
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Equipment Requirements Plant production capacity must be at least 30 million gallons/year
Start Date 2003-07-01

Program Administrator Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

References DSIRE[1]


Created in June 2003, the Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program provides up to $15 million a year in grants for financial assistance for the construction, modification, alteration or retrofitting of renewable fuels plants in Illinois. To be eligible, plants must have a production capacity of at least 30 million gallons of renewable fuel per year. Preference is given to applicants who use Illinois agricultural products. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity currently is setting specific guidelines for this program.

As of July 2003, there were five ethanol plants operating in Illinois, with a combined annual capacity of 766 million gallons--the most of any state--and a dozen other production facilities in the planning process. More than 300 million bushels of Illinois corn are used annually to process ethanol.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: PA 093-0015 (HB 046 of 2003)
Date Effective 2003-07-01
Date Enacted 2003-06-11

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dave Loos
Department Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Division Bureau of Energy and Recycling
Address 325 West Adams, Room 300
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62704-1892
Phone (217) 785-3969


  • 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)"