The Missouri Department of Agriculture administers the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund, which was established in 2002 to encourage biodiesel production in Missouri.

Section 142.031 of the Missouri Statutes provides that, subject to appropriation, biodiesel produced in the state by a facility that is at least 51 percent owned by Missouri agricultural producers or which uses feedstock that is at least 80 percent of Missouri origin, is eligible for a grant in any fiscal year equal to thirty cents per gallon for the first 15 million gallons produced from Missouri agricultural products and ten cents per gallon for the next 15 million gallons.

One-hundred percent of the feedstock must originate in the United States. The maximum grant per fiscal year is $6 million per plant. Biodiesel producers are eligible for such grants for a total of sixty months. To obtain a grant from the fund, biodiesel producers must be eligible, licensed, and must submit a formal grant application.

Note: Chapter 285.530 (RSMO 2008) requires business entities receiving a state benefit to document their participation in a federal work authorization program.

Questions and requests for application materials and Citizenship/Immigration documentation forms should be directed to Robin Perso, director of budget and planning at the Missouri Department of Agriculture at (573) 526-4892 or