American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Energize Missouri Renewable Energy
In June 2009, the Department of Energy approved Missouri’s application under the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program for $57,393,000 in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The Recovery Act’s goal is to stimulate the economy and to create and retain jobs. The energy-related Recovery Act funds helped increase energy efficiency, reduce reliance on imported energy, improve the reliability of energy resources and services, and reduce the impacts of energy production and use on the environment. The Department of Natural Resources made this funding available through various grants, loans or rebates for homes, agriculture, industry and bioenergy.
Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Biogas Grants
The department offered grants for shovel-ready anaerobic digester or landfill gas-to-energy projects. These grant funds will support agricultural or industrial projects that use anaerobic digestion-to-energy systems and landfill biogas-to-energy projects. Read more
Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrants
The department offered grants for renewable energy resource assessments and project feasibility studies by Missouri residents, businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, universities and research institutions, and county or city governments. The reports are available for download. Read more
Energize Missouri: Algae-Based Renewable Energy Study
The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) conducted a study that develops a roadmap for algae research, development, demonstration and commercialization in Missouri with a $180,000 grant from the department. This study also assesses the potential benefits to the state economy by developing a healthy and robust algae industry and makes a number of recommendations to maintain and strengthen Missouri’s leadership in the algae biofuels area. The project team included experts from MRIGlobal, Washington University in Saint Louis, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. The final report titled “Energize Missouri: Algae-based Renewable Energy Study” in PDF format, can be downloaded below.
- Full Report (165 pages, 5.9 MB)
- Summary Report (26 pages, 1.1 MB)
- Task A - Potential of Algae-Based Biofuels to Meet the Energy Needs of Missouri and the United States (33 pages, 1.5 MB)
- Task B - Missouri's Algal Biofuels Research, Resource and Industrial Assets (18 pages, 935 KB)
- Task C - National and International Algal Biofuels Research, Resource and Industrial Assets (18 pages, 602 KB)
- Task D - Opportunities for Missouri to be a Leader in Algal Biofuels' Products and Services (19 pages, 934 KB)
- Task E & F - Algae-Based Biofuels Challenges and Recommendations (40 pages, 1.4 MB)
- Task G - Recommend Collaboration (11 pages, 255 KB)
Energize Missouri: Geothermal Map of Missouri
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri Geological Survey conducted a study that developed ground water temperatures for six physiographic regions of Missouri with a $165,505 grant from the Division of Energy. The maps and accompanying report are intended to show and enhance the understanding of ground source heat pump (GSHP) potential in the state. The final report titled “Geothermal Map of Missouri” and maps can be downloaded in PDF format below.
- Full Report (17 pages, 482 KB)
- Osage Plains – Groundwater Temperatures of Missouri: Osage Plains Physiographic Region (8.7 MB)
- Dissected Till Plains - Groundwater Temperatures of Missouri: Dissected Till Plains Physiographic Region (9.7 MB)
- Salem Plateau & St. Francois Mountains - Groundwater Temperatures of Missouri: Salem Plateau and St. Francois Mountains Physiographic Region (19.6 MB)
- Springfield Plateau - Groundwater Temperatures of Missouri: Springfield Plateau Physiographic Region (10.1 MB)
- Southeast Lowlands - Groundwater Temperatures of Missouri: Southeast Lowlands Physiographic Region (7 MB)
Questions should be sent via email or fax to the following addresses. Emails and faxes should include contact information of the sender (name, organization, mailing address, phone number):
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fax to: 573-526-7553 (Attention: Ming Xu, DNR Division of Energy)
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Energy
1101 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
800-361-4827 or 573-751-3443