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TDOT Plays Key Role in Governor’s Alternative Fuel Initiative

Tennessee is dedicated to the protection of our natural resources, our environment, our economy and the health of Tennessee citizens. That commitment includes a focus on promoting the efficient use of natural resources, including renewable, alternative fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol (“biofuels”), made from agricultural products.

To develop a comprehensive state alternative fuels strategy for the production, distribution and use of biofuels, Governor Phil Bredesen issued an Executive Order in February 2006 establishing the Alternative Fuels Working Group, consisting of the following six members or their designees:

  • Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Commissioner of Economic and Community Development
  • Commissioner of Environment and Conservation
  • Commissioner of General Services
  • Commissioner of Health
  • Commissioner of Transportation

Executive Order 33 charges the Tennessee Department of Transportation to continue the Department’s efforts to encourage the development of publicly accessible biofuel refueling stations at strategically located retail fuel stations and farm co-ops across the state.

Through this program, retailers will work in partnership with the state to convert or install fuel storage tanks and dispensing equipment for biodiesel (B20) and fuel ethanol (E85) for sale to the public.

Tennessee Publicly Accessible E85 and B20 Stations (PDF)

Biofuel Resources

Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85, U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory , revised April 2008

National Biodiesel Board

Growth Energy

Renewable Fuels Association

U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Vehicle Guide