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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

Other Studies

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.

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.

Contact Information

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): 

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
energy@dnr.mo.gov email

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