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Biofuel Green Island Corridor Grant Project

Biofuel Green Island Corridor Network

The goal of the Green Island program is to help establish readily available “green island” refueling stations for B20 biodiesel and E85 ethanol no more than 100 miles apart along these corridors. This competitive grant program seeks to identify partner retail stations in areas where reasonably accessible and convenient retail biofuel stations are not in place. A minimum of 20 percent in nonfederal matching funds is required.

A statewide network of biofuel stations will encourage and expand the use of biofuels in Tennessee, which in turn will stimulate rural economic development, increase farm income, reduce vehicle emissions, help protect public health, and reduce dependence on petroleum.

As of September 2010, there are 33 E85 pumps and 29 B20 pumps open to the public in Tennessee. TDOT is continuing to help establish more E85 and B20 pumps to give citizens and travelers renewable fuel options across the state.

Click here for a list of publicly accessible E85 and B20 stations.

For directions, visit TN.Gov Maps at http://tn.gov/maps/ and click on “What.”

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Biofuel Resources

E85 and B20 Fact Sheet
http://www.tn.gov/tdot/biofuel/docs/BiofuelFactSheet.pdf

Biofuel Handling and Use Guides
Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide, Fourth Edition, U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, revised September 2008
www.nrel.gov/vehiclesandfuels/npbf/feature_guidelines.html

Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85, U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory , revised April 2008
http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ethanol/publications.html
http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/pdfs/41853.pdf

National Biodiesel Board www.biodiesel.org

Growth Energy www.e85fuel.com

Renewable Fuels Association www.ethanolrfa.org/

U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/index.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Vehicle Guide
www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/