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Biofuels are still not available everywhere, but the new I-65 "biofuels corridor" means that from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast it's now possible to get some ethanol into your flexfuel tank. The corridor officially opened on yesterday with events in Indiana marking the end of a two-year project that began with a $1.3 million grant from the DOE to improve the E85 infrastructure in the Hoosier state. Basically, this means that there are regularly-spaced E85 pumps along I-65 now. Biodiesel, specifically B20, is also part of the promotion. The list of involved agencies and groups is somewhat numbing: Energy.IN.gov, Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance, General Motors, South Shore Clean Cities, BioTenn, Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn, U.S. Department of Energy and American Lung Association of Indiana.

[Source: American Lung Association of Indiana]

PRESS RELEASE:

American Lung Association of Indiana: Hoosiers Can Now Drive 'Green and Clean' on the I-65 Biofuels Corridor

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening of a four-state "biofuels corridor" along Interstate 65 is good news for supporters of clean air, said the American Lung Association of Indiana. On Tuesday, October 7, a series of special events and promotions in three states will officially mark the completion of the two-year project which began with a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand biofuels infrastructure in the Hoosier State. Drivers of flexible fuel vehicles can now travel the entire length of I-65 in Indiana and the next E85 station with a quarter of a tank to spare.

The events in Indiana include:

Oct. 7: Family Express, 11880 W. SR 10, Demotte, IN (I-65 exit 230), 9 - 11 a.m.
Oct. 7: Gas City, 7405 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN, 2 -4 p.m.
Oct. 8: Gas America, 5061 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN, 9- 11 a.m.
Oct. 9: Thorton's, 3909 Highway 31 East, Clarksville, IN, 3 - 5 p.m.

"The American Lung Association of Indiana joined in this celebration because vehicles that use E85 and B20 biodiesel instead of traditional petroleum fuels produce significantly less emissions that can be harmful to lung health," said Brett Aschliman, health promotions manager for the American Lung Association of Indiana. "We will be offering drivers fuel discount cards for E85 (limited supply at each event) and consumer information on these cleaner-burning biofuels at all four events."

Other corridor partners include: Energy.IN.gov, Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance, General Motors, South Shore Clean Cities, BioTenn, Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn, U.S. Department of Energy and American Lung Association of Indiana.

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