INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening of a four-state "biofuels corridor" along Interstate 65 is good news for supporters of clean air, said the American Lung Association of Indiana. On Tuesday, October 7, a series of special events and promotions in three states will officially mark the 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 the Hoosier State. Drivers of flex 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 in Indiana include: Oct. 7: Family Express, 11880 W. SR 10, Demotte, IN (I-65 exit 230), 9 - 11 a.m. Oct. 7: Gas City, 7405 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN, 2 -4 p.m. Oct. 8: Gas America, 5061 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN, 9- 11 a.m. Oct. 9: Thorton's, 3909 Highway 31 East, Clarksville, IN, 3 - 5 p.m.
"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. "We will be offering drivers fuel discount cards for E85 (limited supply at each event) and consumer information on these cleaner-burning biofuels at all four events."
Other corridor partners include: 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, U.S. Department of Energy and American Lung Association of Indiana.