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Biodiesel Production and Distribution Grant Program

 

The Biodiesel Production and Distribution Grant Program is a funding opportunity available to qualified Connecticut biodiesel producers and/or distributors looking to advance and strengthen their business capabilities within the Connecticut supply chain. A total of $2.5 million has been made available by the State of Connecticut to support the program and provide grants for the production of biodiesel and the construction and/or modification of biodiesel production, storage, and distribution facilities. Funds will be administered by CCAT with funding provided by the Department of Economic and Community Development from December 1, 2007 to December 31, 2013.


The Program was developed in order to increase economic growth opportunities for Connecticut's clean energy sector and promote a greater use of biodiesel; advance technological innovation in biodiesel; increase public confidence, support and awareness for biodiesel; support the development of biodiesel production and distribution equipment and facilities; and reduce dependence on fossil fuel consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Biodiesel Production and Distribution Grant Program offers grants for the following: 

  1. Biodiesel Production Facility Grant: to assist with purchasing equipment or constructing, modifying or retrofitting biodiesel production facilities. Grants are limited to $3 million

    (Not currently accepting applications)
  2. Biodiesel Production Grant: Consistent with Public Act 10-64, "Each qualified biodiesel producer shall be eligible for a total grant in any fiscal year equal to the following amounts: (1) For the first five million gallons of biodiesel produced, thirty cents per gallon; (2) for the second five million gallons of biodiesel produced, twenty cents per gallon; and (3) for the third five million gallons of biodiesel produced, ten cents per gallon, except in the event that all moneys available for such grant program total: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars or less, not more than twenty cents per gallon regardless of the number of gallons of biodiesel produced, and (B) one hundred thousand dollars or less, not more than ten cents per gallon, regardless of the total number of gallons of biodiesel produced."

    The current balance of the Biodiesel Production Grant account is approximately

    $102,216.60 (9-23-2013); consequently, the current subsidy amount is twenty cents per gallon.

    Complete applications must be filed no later than 5:00P.M. EST on the 15th of the month after the month for which the grant is sought.  If the 15th is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, then applications are due by 5:00P.M. EST the following business day.  The last application may be filed no later than December 31, 2013.  An application may be filed for the month of December, but the complete application must be received by CCAT no later than December 31, 2013.

    (Production Grant Guidelines)

    Biodiesel Production Grant Application

  3. Biodiesel Distribution Facilities Grant: to assist with purchasing equipment or constructing, modifying or retrofitting biodiesel distribution facilities including, but not limited to, the actual costs of creating storage and distribution capacity for biodiesel. Grants are limited to $50,000. 

     (Not currently accepting applications)

Extra Applications:
DRS Registration Application REG-1 (Business Taxes Registration Application)
DRS Registration Application REG-1 (Business Taxes Registration Application) Addendum C
OPM Registration Form MS#52ENR 2007 Petroleum Products Vendor Registration


Click on the links above to access the appropriate grant application guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact CCAT by email at biodiesel@ccat.us or by phone at 860-291-8832. 

Applicant shall not in any way rely on this program, the State of Connecticut, or CCAT for funding. CCAT is in no way responsible should funding not be made available by the State of Connecticut or other government source.