The bioenergy industry is complex, but the financing doesn’t have to be. In the past, the bioenergy industry has suffered from a lack of access to affordable capital. Our bioenergy financing team provides project-level nonrecourse debt financing for bioenergy developers nationwide to build, renovate or acquire systems that generate renewable energy, fuel or bioproducts from various biomass/waste feedstocks. Our team knows how to properly leverage a construction project to ensure that the cash flows and project returns stay in the developer’s pocket.

We utilize a number of loan programs to extend project-level and construction to permanent loan financing for waste-to-fuel systems, waste-to-energy technologies and bioproducts such as anaerobic digesters, landfill gas systems, biomass to energy and biorefineries. Our options are great for project developers planning to build while maintaining strong profit margins in a complex industry.

We understand the nuances associated with the advancement of clean energy solutions and project development. Because we understand this industry, we’re well-equipped to provide developers with customized loan packages to meet the specific needs of their projects. We can help you sufficiently leverage your project and increase your ownership, which enables you to generate higher returns from day one.

Need a little guidance and advice? Contact a loan specialist, they're ready to help.

Call 910.466.4534 to contact one of our bioenergy loan specialists.

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We’re on a mission to be America’s small business bank. Our deep knowledge and product expertise help us match you with the best solution to meet your unique needs. We’re proud to invest in America’s business owners because your drive drives us.

Being a first of its kind project for not only the state, but the region and the feedstock source, Live Oak really dove in and really understood what we were trying to do. Their underwriting team and Max, I can’t even begin to name all of the folks that were involved in this process, but they were wonderful. They dove through everything we sent to them...there is nobody better to partner with.”

- Mark Maloney, Founder, OptimaBio

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Overview: the Bioenergy Lending Process

We help make a complicated process simple. Check out our USDA Lending Process Overview.

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Case Study: Rockwood

Check out our latest food waste-to-energy project, Rockwood Farm. Rockwood formed a strategic partnership with Ag-Grid Energy to create a state-of-the-art food waste anaerobic digester.

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Bioenergy Financing - Recently closed deals

Atlas OrganicsSan Antonio, Texas | Vero Beach, Florida

C2NCWarsaw, North Carolina

Dynamic Organic Waste SolutionsWrightstown, Wisconsin

LFG DevelopmentBoise, Idaho

MAS EnergyDurham, North Carolina

MASS Energy WorksMerced, California | Hanford, California

Our Bioenergy Team
understands your business

We're ready when you are

Call 910.466.4534 to contact one of our bioenergy loan specialists.

From Our Resource Center

From Our Resource Center

As part of our commitment to supporting small business owners, we have a library of free educational resources available to anyone. Here’s what you can expect to find in Live Oak Bank’s Resource Center:

  • Loan product overviews
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  • Small business fundamentals
  • Live Oak customer spotlights

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