|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies|
|Agency:||Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)|
|Funding:||GBP 71 million have been made available since 2002|
The Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme promotes the efficient use of biomass for energy, and in particular the use of energy crops by stimulating the early deployment of biomass-fuelled heat and electricity generation projects.
The Scheme awards capital grants towards the cost of installing equipment in complete biomass-fuelled projects in the industrial, commercial and community sectors.
The main policy aims of the Scheme are to:
Five rounds of funding have been provided since the Scheme was launched in 2002. Earlier rounds focused support on large scale biomass power stations. The emphasis in later rounds has been to support small and medium sized projects. The current 5th round of the Scheme was launched on 10 December 2008.
To date, the Scheme has installed around 450 biomass, CHP or anaerobic digestion units.
|Related policies:||Offshore Wind Capital Grants Scheme|
Last modified: Mon, 19 May 2014 17:37:32 CEST