Nine Point Bioenergy Plan
In 2006, the Government of Alberta committed to a Nine Point Bioenergy Plan. This plan includes three grant programs (the Bioenergy Producer Credit Program, the Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program and the Bioenergy Infrastructure Development Program) to stimulate bioenergy development in Alberta.
Bioenergy provides value-added development opportunities for Alberta’s forestry and agriculture sectors and is part of Alberta’s commitment to clean energy production. Alberta’s strong livestock, forestry, canola and grain base can provide a consistent feedstock for bioenergy facilities.
Alberta also has 20 million tonnes of annual waste in potential feedstock. Emerging technologies have the potential to convert this waste to bioenergy products, including renewable fuels.
Renewable Fuels Standard
Alberta’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) will require five per cent renewable alcohol in gasoline and two per cent renewable diesel in diesel fuel. Please send questions about this standard to RFS.Energy@gov.ab.ca.
Renewable Fuels Standard Frequently Asked Questions
Bioenengy Grant Programs
Bioenergy Producer Credit Program
The Bioenergy Producer Credit Program (BPCP) encourages the development of a wide variety of bioenergy products including renewable fuels, electricity and heat with a credit per litre or kilowatt-hour. Please send questions about this program to BPCP.Energy@gov.ab.ca.
News Release - Alberta increases support for clean energy production (March 24, 2010)
Bioenergy Producer Credit Program (BPCP) Recipients (April 2011 to March 2013)
Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program and Bioenergy Infrastructure Development Program
From 2007-2011, grants were provided through the Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program (BCMDP) and the Bioenergy Infrastructure Development Program (BIDP) to encourage the growth of a sustainable bioenergy industry.
Grant applications for these two programs are now closed.