The AGRI Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant was a one-time program in 2019 that assisted Minnesota-based companies, learning institutions, local units of government, Native American Tribal communities, or individuals advance innovative bioenergy or biochemical production technology ideas beyond proof-of-concept toward commercial scale through construction and operation of a pilot plant.

The grant program reimbursed the cost of equipment, wages, software, or other expenses specific to the approved pilot plant grant project work plan. The maximum award was $150,000, which could not exceed 50 percent of the total project cost.

A total of $150,000 was awarded to one grantee.

Grant Recipients

Company Project Title Location
Plasma Blue Pilot-Plant Scale-Up Project for Plasma Technology for Biodiesel Production Mankato