American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Energize Missouri Renewable Energy
Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Biogas Grants
The Biogas Energy Subgrant program was created under the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, made possible by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This one-time program was devised to support shovel-ready agricultural and industrial projects that use anaerobic digest systems and landfill biogas-to-energy systems to produce biopower or bioheat in the state of Missouri.
Two projects were competitively selected for subgrant awards totaling $900,000 to develop farm and landfill biogas projects in 2010.
Together the two recipients listed below are expected to create over 25 temporary and around 10 permanent jobs, produce nearly 250,000 MMBTU of biogas, and generate nearly 12,500,000 kWh of green electricity annually. In addition to significant odor reduction and water pollution mitigation, these projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 75,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually. This reduction is the equivalent of removing more than 14,000 passenger vehicles from the road.
The subgrant recipients include:
- Hampton Feedlot Inc. - an animal feeding operation in Chariton County, will receive a $450,000 subgrant to assist in the installation of an anaerobic digester to renewable electricity system which uses cattle manure. Biosolids from the effluent of anaerobic digesters will be dried and sold as soil amendments.The total project cost is nearly $4 million and the digester system is expected to become fully operational in the summer of 2012. More detail on this project can be found in these journal articles below:
- KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company - an investor-owned utility in Kansas City with operations in St. Joseph, received a $450,000 subgrant to assist in the implementation of a landfill gas to electricity project at the City of St. Joseph Landfill in Buchanan County. With a total cost of nearly $6 million, the project became fully operational in early 2012. On March 8, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the landfill and Missouri Governor, Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon, delivered remarks at the event.
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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