Alabama Clean Corridors News

FREE Biodiesel Workshop

Attend the FREE 3 hour Workshop in your area to learn the features and benefits of using Soy Biodiesel and what grants/incentives are available now to reduce the already low cost of converting from petroleum diesel to B20 Biodiesel...the American Fuel!

Visit Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition for more information and to register.

Workshop Locations and Dates:

Septemer 15, 2009
1PM - 4PM
Scottsboro Parks and Recreation Department
701 South Houston Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Septemer 16, 2009
9AM - NOON
Madison City Hall
100 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758
Septemer 17, 2009
9AM - NOON
Holiday Inn Express
202 Oak Hill Road
Jasper, AL 35504



Nation's First Biofuels Corridor Opens

The Interstate 65 "Clean Corridor" opened October 7th, 8th and 9th with the beginning of a three day drive fueled entirely on biofuels such as E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel. Similar to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the I-65 Clean Corridor is transforming transportation in America. Today drivers from Indiana and Alabama embarked from corridor anchor stations in Gary, Indiana and Mobile, Alabama on a journey to meet in Southern Indiana to celebrate the corridors opening. Stops on the Alabama tour include Mobile, Prattville, Birmingham, and Athens. Read entire Press Release here

Read an overview of the Corridor Drive and Media Summary below:

I-65 Corridor and Beyond

Clean Corridor Fall Drive Media Summary



Two Clean Corridor Biofuels Stations Open in Mobile

September 26, 2008. Mobile, AL - Alabama took another step Friday toward energy diversity that will limit future gasoline scarcity issues and the related price spikes with the opening of new E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel pumps at two gas station in Mobile. The fueling centers, located on Airport and Government Boulevards are part of the I-65 Clean Corridor project. Read entire Press Release Here.

To see and read Press Coverage of the event click on links below the photos section.

Mark Bentley (ACFC), Don Evans (President-Fords Fuel) Bill Johnson (Director-ADECA), Alabama Governor Bob Riley, and Mayor Sam Jones (Mobile)
Mark Bentley (ACFC), Don Evans (President-Fords Fuel) Bill Johnson (Director-ADECA), Alabama Governor Bob Riley, and Mayor Sam Jones (Mobile)
Phillip Wiedmeyer Fueling the Chevy with E85 at Grand Opening
Phillip Wiedmeyer Fueling the Chevy with E85 at Grand Opening
Cars lining up at Mobile Grand Opening for 85 cent E85!
Cars lining up at Mobile Grand Opening for 85 cent E85!
Grand Opening.Gov. Riley, Don Evans (Owner) and Mayor Sam Jones (Mayor of Mobile)
Grand Opening.Gov. Riley, Don Evans (Owner) and Mayor Sam Jones (Mayor of Mobile)
Enterprise fueling at Mobile Grand Opening
Enterprise fueling at Mobile Grand Opening
 


Read Governor Riley's Press Release HERE.




CBS 5 - WKRG, Mobile
http://www.wkrg.com/environmental/article/mobile_gas_stations_go_green/19479/
(Click on video link on page)




FOX 10 - WALA, Mobile
http://www.myfoxgulfcoast.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7523699&version=4&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1
(Click on video link on page)




NBC 15 - WKRG, Mobile
http://www.nbc15online.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=a306f9f2-0127-456b-8034-7c15e8d9942c
(Click on video link on page)




Press-Register Article
http://www.al.com/business/press-register/kturner.ssf?/base/business/122259337988160.xml&coll=3
(Click on video link on page)



E85 for 85 cents, more stations coming

May 16, 2008. Birmingham, AL - E85 ethanol sold for 85 cents for 85 minutes, Wednesday, May 14th, at the Dogwood Shell Station in Vestavia Hills. Over 100 cars lined up and were filled up with the cleaner burning E85 ethanol at this, the first biofuels station located on the I-65 Clean Corridor in Alabama! This was the "second phase" of marketing for this Clean Corridor station...the first being the Grand Opening on March 10th. General Motors, the largest producer of Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV's), sponsored this special event featuring E85.

Do You Think This Got Attention
Do you Think this Got Attention?
Just Some of the Vehicles Lined Up
Just Some of the Vehicles Lined Up
Busy Two sided E85 Pump
Busy Two sided E85 Pump
Vehicles Lined up for 85 cent E85
Vehicles Lined up for 85 cent E85


Download the full press release here: Download Press Release (PDF)



First Alabama I-65 Biofuels Clean Corridor Station Opens.

March 10, 2008. The first E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel biofuels station on I-65 in Alabama opened today in Vestavia Hills (Birmingham) at the Dogwood Shell station on Montgomery highway.

Bill Johnson (ADECA) at Dogwood Shell
Bill Johnson (ADECA) at Dogwood Shell
Mac McPherson at Dogwood Shell
Mac McPherson at Dogwood Shell
Dogwood Shell Grand Opening
Dogwood Shell Grand Opening
McPherson Team with Congressman Bachus
McPherson Team with Congressman Bachus
Congressman Bachus
Congressman Bachus
Mark Bentley, Glen Zorn, and Phillip Wiedmeyer
Mark Bentley, Glen Zorn, and Phillip Wiedmeyer
Dogwood Shell BioDiesel and E85 Pump
Dogwood Shell BioDiesel and E85 Pump
Dogwood Shell BioDiesel and E85 Sign
Dogwood Shell BioDiesel and E85 Sign
Shell Biofuel Sign
Shell Biofuel Sign


Read the press release and all pertinent details by downloading the press kit:

Download Press Kit (1.4MB Zip File)


Governor Riley announces first round of I-65 Clean Corridor grants.

Today Governor Riley announced the first round of Grants on the I-65 Clean Corridor. The announcement took place at 11:30 at the Dogwood Shell Station in Vestavia Hills (1488 Montgomery Highway). Other Clean Corridor biofuel station locations announced today by the Governor will serve the Mobile, Athens and Cullman markets along I-65.

Phillip Wiedmeyer, Pres. & CEO of ACFC
Phillip Wiedmeyer, Pres. & CEO of ACFC
Bart Rice at Press Conf.
Bart Rice at Press Conf.
Gov. Riley Addresses media at Dogwood Shell in Vestavia Hills
Gov. Riley Addresses media at Dogwood Shell in Vestavia Hills
Charles Ball, Bill Johnson, Gov. Riley, David Tidwell, Ken McPherson
Charles Ball, Bill Johnson, Gov. Riley, David Tidwell, Ken McPherson
Gov. makes a point
Gov. makes a point
Mark addresses group
Mark addresses group


A full copy of the Governor's press release may be found at:

www.governorpress.alabama.gov/pr/pr-2007-10-31-01-alternativefuels-photo.asp

A Fox 6 News story and video may be found at:

http://www.myfoxal.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=4794048&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.1.1