Factsheet: Investment support bioenergy for farmers

Investment support bioenergy for farmers

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Terms and Procedure for the use of Investment Support for the Production of energy from biomass.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Bioenergia tootmise investeeringutoetuse saamise nõuded, toetuse taotlemise ja taotluse menetlemise täpsem kord RT I 2010, 50, 311
Description: 
Through this measure, investments are available to support farmers in creating the necessary conditions for processing, production and consumption of energy from biomass. The investment supports for farmers for the use of bio energy covers 40% of the eligible investment costs (in certain cases up to 60% of the eligible costs). The total amount of support available per applicant is 512,000 Euros (§ 8 par.1-8 Investment Support for the Production of Bio Energy). The measure is funded through the resources from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The regulation sets up the criteria for eligibility and the procedure concerning investments to promote the wider use of biomass energy in power production by farmers.. The investment supports for the use of bio energy by farmers are available: for the growing of an energy culture, for processing of biomass and for the production of heat, electricity and fuel from biomass (In case of investment for the production of energy from biomass, the energy must be consumed by the farmer for business or personal means), support to the construction infrastructure necessary for the two abovementioned points (§ 5 par.1, 2 Investment Support for the Production of Bioenergy).
Goal/Aim: 
Support for bioenergy

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium (MKM) – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2010
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2012