A U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program that has been cranking for five years has facilitated the creation of a network of E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel fueling spots from the Canadian border to Miami.
The I-75 Green Corridor Project, which spans six states, began in 2009 and is now reaching its final stages. Biofuels stations were added to fill gaps along the interstate and in metropolitan areas, ‘such that a station of each type could be found no greater than 200 miles apart along the entire length,’ according to one of the project's leaders, East Tennessee Clean Fuels. The project started with a biofuel station in Knoxville, Tenn., and E85 stations are also now open in Cleveland, Chattanooga, Wildwood and Ft. Oglethorpe, Tenn. One B20 station is set to open in Knoxville this summer.
Since the project's inception, more than 3.3 million gallons of biofuels have been sold from associated stations. So far, E85 has been installed at 26 fuel stations, and B20
has been installed at nine. Another six stations are expected to be commissioned in the coming weeks.
Interstate 75 runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to Miami – a distance of approximately 1,800 miles. It is now ‘the planet's longest biofuels corridor,’ East Tennessee Clean Fuels says.
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