First New Fuel Ships for Indy

Cindy Zimmerman

TankerThe first tanker truck loaded with 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol to power this year’s IndyCar® Series left the Renova Energy plant in Torrington, Wyoming this week bound for Indianapolis.

According to a release from the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, the plant was contracted to supply approximately 120,000 gallons of the fuel to the IndyCar Series in 2007. Renova Energy currently produces 10 million gallons of ethanol a year, with new construction planned for a 20 million gallon plant in Heyburn, Idaho.

All IndyCar Series cars will run on the 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol for the first time when the series holds the first Open Test of the season at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

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