Indianapolis, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Interstate 65 is now America’s first biofuels corridor. E85 Ethanol and B20 Biodiesel blends are available the entire length of the Interstate, from Gary, Indiana to Mobile, Alabama. A driver is now no more than a quarter-tank’s drive from a fuel retailer carrying E85.
This is the result of a US $1.3 million federal project that involved Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama, the four states through which I-65 travels. In 2005, there were no E85 or B20 fueling stations along I-65. With the completion of this project, there are 31 refueling stations easily accessible from the Interstate. Overall, Indiana now has 123 biofuels refueling locations, Tennessee has 50, Kentucky has 34 and Alabama has 13. Those lists continue to expand.
“Indiana has been a leader in biofuels accessibility along the I-65 corridor and across the State,” said Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. “This initiative is making it even easier for those who travel in Indiana and other states in the heartland to make fueling decisions that have a positive impact on our energy independence.”
Partners in the project include the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council.