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 lending 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.

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: OptimaKV

Check out our latest waste-to-energy construction project, a multi-site renewable natural gas production system using captured methane from swine waste.

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Why Live Oak


We’ll take you where you need to go with our deep industry and product expertise. Our team understands the ins and outs of different business models, and we package your loan accordingly. Every industry has its own nuances and our lenders get that. When it comes to matching your businesses with the best loan, you can trust that it will be the ideal fit.


Our commitment to efficiency and transparency helps you avoid costly mistakes. We work hard to streamline the entire loan process, from the initial conversation to the day you get your money. Throughout your Live Oak experience, we’ll keep you updated and informed. By taking advantage of next-generation technology, your loan will move through each stage seamlessly. Our experienced team knows that your time is valuable, and we won’t waste any of it.


We strive to provide unmatched service and an unwavering dedication to your success. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Live Oak. We like to say that we treat every customer like our only customer, and we honestly mean that. Your hopes, your dreams and your goals hold a lot of weight – it is what we work together to achieve. Going above and beyond for you is simply how we operate. We can only say that we’re successful when you are too, so we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen.

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 Bioenergy Resource Center

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