Four E85 stations in Indiana held promotions today to celebrating the opening of a four-state “biofuels corridor” along Interstate 65. According to the American Lung Association of Indiana, this will mark 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 Indiana. 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 today included those at the Family Express in Demotte; Gas City in Hammond; Gas America in Greenwood; and Thorton’s in Clarksville.
“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.
Other corridor partners included: 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, US Department of Energy and American Lung Association of Indiana.