Ethanol Comes to Tallahassee

September 14, 2006

Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Colleen Castille on September 13 joined executives from General Motors and Inland Food Stores to open the first public E85 ethanol pump in Florida. Located in Tallahassee, the pump is the first of 17 ethanol pumps to be installed by Inland Food Stores in North Florida during the next eight months.

"Securing a diverse and reliable supply of energy will reduce Florida's dependence on imported oil and ensure that a balanced mix of fuel sources and technologies are available for years to come," said Governor Bush. "The tremendous potential of ethanol to become a major source of transportation fuel for Florida's energy future will be spurred with greater public access to ethanol fueling stations."

General Motors will promote the availability of ethanol fuel with dealers and the thousands of consumers in the Tallahassee region with flexible fuel vehicles, which can run on any combination of gasoline and ethanol as high as 85% ethanol.

For more information, read the Florida DEP September 13 press release.