Idaho to Consider Biofuel Incentives

Cindy Zimmerman

Idaho The Idaho Legislature will be considering proposals in the coming new year to make ethanol and biodiesel more attractive to distributors in that state.

Here’s the beginning of a very good article from Bonner County Daily Bee reporter Lucy Dukes about the biofuels climate in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

COEUR d’ALENE — Cindy James would consider using an ethanol-blended fuel if she could find it regularly at the pump.

“I would want to research it, of course,” said the Rathdrum woman.

“Price is a big factor, it depends on the price.”

Maybe the environmental benefits would outweigh paying a little bit more, she added.

The corn-based alternative to gasoline is not widely available in North Idaho, however.

The Holiday station in Coeur d’Alene is one of a few service stations in the area that sell an ethanol blend, said Russ Hendricks, southwest Idaho regional manager for the Farm Bureau.

Some people ask if it’s good for their car, some are happy to find it and others are afraid to use the blend, said station manager Jennie Jones.

“I tell them, you know, as far as I’m concerned I get good gas mileage out of it,” she said.

Read the whole article from the Bonner County Daily Bee.

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