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TDOT Biofuels “Green Island” Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | 07:00pm

Nashville, Tenn.— The deadline to apply for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Green Island Corridor Grants is quickly approaching. TDOT will accept the grant applications until April 12. This competitive funding opportunity is open to retail fuel station owners and farmer co-ops who are interested in promoting and selling biofuels.

Retail fueling stations can apply for grants to convert or install infrastructure for B20 biodiesel and E85 fuel ethanol. TDOT’s goal is to establish a statewide network of B20 and E85 refueling sites (“Green Islands”), particularly along interstates, major highway corridors and in major population centers.

This grant program will assist a limited number of retail fuel stations with the capital costs of converting, preparing or installing storage tanks and dispensing equipment for B20 and/or E85. The maximum funding available for each station location is $90,000 ($45,000 for E85 infrastructure/ $45,000 for B20 infrastructure). Retail station owners must provide at least 20% of the capital cost.

The grant application deadline is April 12, 2007. For more information and the project application package, visit the TDOT website at www.tn.gov/tdot/biofuel/application.htm.

More information on Tennessee’s work to promote the production and use of alternative fuels can be found on the Web at: www.tdec.net/altfuels.

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