Project Partners

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Lead Partners

These partners created the vision of this project, put the pieces together and funded it.

  1. East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition - ETCleanFuels wrote the project proposal and Director Jonathan Overly is the Project PI.
  2. The U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities Program - The program that funded the project. Thank you DOE!
  3. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - UTK partnered with ETCleanFuels to submit the project to DOE, and is the grant recipient.

Major, Cost-sharing Partners

  1. Protec Fuel Management - Protec is a multi-station project partner in placing stations along the corridor, including primarily in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.
  2. Center for Transportation and the Environment - Center for Transportation and the Environment, or CTE, is our Corridor Leader for the greater Atlanta area. They are helping us place 1 E85 location (already open, see map) and 2 B20 locations.
  3. Clean Emission Fluids - Clean Emission Fluids is assisting the project with refueling equipment and locations in Michigan (and perhaps other sites as well).
  4. FFV Club of America - The FFV Club of America is a unique effort that fills an otherwise void in the American E85 world: helping the FFV owner promote their proactiveness by working on the E85-user side.
  5. National Biodiesel Board - The NBB is our primary biodiesel partner and is helping us promote the collaboration and the effort. Over half the pumps being installed are or are going to be B20 pumps, and B20 pumps are slated to be added in every state Michigan to Florida! Biodiesel is an important fuel in our move to diversify our American's fuels' supply, and is an easy switch for anyone driving a diesel vehicle.
  6. Clean Fuels Development Coalition - The CFDC is assisting our project with awareness and effort promotion. The CFDC Website hits the nail on the head in their "about" statement on their Website: "CFDC and its members are always finding new and innovative ways to expand the market for cleaner-burning domestic fuels. We achieve our goals by educating the media, industry and government leaders, and the public about the dangers of dependence on oil and the benefits of developing renewable fuels like ethanol."
  7. AAA of East Tennessee - AAA of East Tennessee (AAAET) is assisting the project in biofuel awareness and in promotion. AAAET is taking the lead in talking to other corridor AAA agencies so they can assist in the effort's promotion, too.
  8. Hartland Fuels, LLC - Hartland (formerly Bosselman BioFuel Solutions) came along in late 2010 as a fuel supply and station-locating partner and is assisting us in setting up several locations including Gainesville and Miami, FL.
  9. Michigan State Energy Office - Tim Shireman of the Michigan energy department has been quite helpful with this project. Not only has attended almost 90% of the project calls, he has worked to help the MI-CEC with finding stations for them for the project.
  10. Tennessee State Energy Office - Assisted us during the first half of the project considering locations for stations in Tennessee.


  1. East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition - ETCleanFuels wrote the project proposal and Director Jonathan Overly is the Project PI. Kristy Keel-Blackmon assists in managing the project helping with station communications, NEPAs and cost share upkeep.
  2. Michigan Clean Energy Coalition - Michigan's Clean Energy Coalition (CEC) is our Corridor Leader in MI, and is placing 3 B20 locations in the state.

  3. Clean Fuels Ohio - Clean Fuels Ohio is our Corridor Leader in OH and is placing 2 B20 locations along I-75 in the state.
  4. Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition - The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition is our Corridor Leader for all of KY and is assisting with place 3 E85 stations. Thanks in large part to project station partner Thornton's, an additional location was added offering B20, helping us do more with the same funding in the project!
  5. Middle Georgia Clean Cities - Middle Georgia Clean Cities is our Corridor Leader in northern and southern GA, and is assiting us in placing 1 E85 location and 1 B20 location.
  6. Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition -


These local or regional fuel brands/stations have installed biofuels at more than one location through the project.

  1. Thorntons - Thorntons has helped us locate stations in several states include Kentucky and Ohio, and add biofuels in locations that didn't previously have then, like Lexington, KY!
  2. Mapco & its station brands - MAPCO has installed B20 or E85 under a number of its brands.
  3. Florida Turnpike Services - The Florida Turnpike just happens to be the longest detour along I-75... all 265 miles of it. Thanks to a partnership with the Turnpike's management, we were able to add 3 E85 stations all along the Turnpike.

Other Businesses

  1. General Motors - As the largest world-wide manufacturer of flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) and an OEM that certifies B20 in it's 2011 and newer Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engines, we are proud to have GM as a partner! GM is helping build awareness of the partnership and the effort.