E85 infrastructure increases

By | January 03, 2009
To help further E85 sales in the United States, the National Governors Association announced Oct. 15 that General Motors Corp. is partnering with 10 states—Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin. GM will provide technical assistance, optimize E85 supply from ethanol producers, and use its network of dealers, plants and offices to promote E85 usage. In mid-October, the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition announced that more than 1,800 U.S. retail fuel stations now sell E85. In particular, during the first three quarters of 2008, 20 fuel retail stations began offering the blend in Iowa. More E85 was sold in the state during the first half of 2008 than was sold in all of 2007. The state's 100th E85 station opened in late November.