USDA solicits applications for Repowering Assistance Program

By Erin Voegele | May 04, 2018

The USDA is soliciting applications for up to $5 million in funding under its Repowering Assistance Program, which helps eligible biorefineries use biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to create heat or power.

Eligible biorefineries must have been in existence on or before June 18, 2008.

Funding awarded through the program is used to replace the use of fossil fuels used to produce heat or power at eligible facilities through the installation of new systems that use renewable biomass to generate energy.

Individual biorefineries can receive maximum awards of 50 percent of total eligible project costs, up to a maximum of $2 million. Eligible project costs include project related construction costs for repowering improvements associated with the equipment, installation, engineering, design, site plans, associated professional fees, permits and financing fees.

Applications are being accepted through July 19. Additional information is available on the Federal Register website