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For immediate release November 6, 2007

Governor Bredesen Announces $355,792 in Green Island Corridor Grants

Grants Awarded to Local Retail Fuel Stations for the Establishment of Biofuel Pumps

Nashville, Tenn. – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the state will provide Green Island Corridor Grants to nine retail fuel stations across the state. The funds will be used to assist retail fuel stations with installing or converting fuel storage tanks and dispensers to sell biodiesel (B20) and ethanol (E85) fuel. The Governor awarded a total of $355,792 in grant funds today.

“Awarding these grants today places us one step closer to making biofuels more commercially available to all Tennesseans," said Governor Bredesen. "By establishing this network of retail biofuel stations along our interstates and major highways, we are giving Tennesseans more choices at the pump. Increasing the availability of biofuels will also help reduce vehicle emissions, protect public health and reduce our dependence on petroleum.”

The TDOT grants are funded through $1.5 million in state funds provided by the Governor and approved by the General Assembly in the 2007 state budget. The Green Island grant program will reimburse grantees for 80% of the cost to install biofuels infrastructure up to a maximum of $45,000 per E85 or B20 pump.

Stations awarded Green Island grants today are:

Bradley County: Fuel and Mart USA #4
2840 S. Lee Highway in Cleveland
Knox County: Regal Petroleum Co.
10831 Murdock Drive in Knoxville
Marshall County: Quick Mart #10
800 North Ellington Parkway in Lewisburg
Montgomery County: Beach Oil Company
631 Highway 76 in Clarksville
Smith County: Mixon Nollner Oil Company
30 Cookeville Highway in Carthage
Sullivan County: Appco #3
1290 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol
Washington County: Appco #64
3100 Browns Mill Road in Johnson City
Weakley County: Volunteer BP in Dresden $35,958
Unicoi County: Appco #69
2004 Temple Hill Road in Erwin

For individual press releases on these awards please visit:

For more information on TDOT's Green Island Grant Program, visit: