The Illinois E-85 Infastructure Development Program provides up to 50 percent of the cost (up to a maximum $3,000) for the conversion of an existing station to allow for E-85 operation, or up to 30 percent of the cost (up to a maximum $30,000) for construction of a new E-85 refueling facility or major modification to an existing facility.
An important objective of this program is a shift from the nation's dependence on foreign oil to energy self-sufficiency. A concern for the state is the record high gasoline prices brought on by the imported oil that many working families cannot afford to pay. DCEO supports the continued use and expansion of E-85 as an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to imported oil as a means to help Illinois consumers. Additionally, this program creates many permanent jobs in Illinois and helps to support Illinois farmers by facilitating the sale of their corn - by increasing demand for ethanol fuel.
There are currently more than 130 E-85 fueling stations in Illinois, many of which have received grants under the Illinois E-85 Infrastructure Development Program. DCEO continues to seek additional funding to continue its efforts to build upon Illinois' expanding E-85 fueling infrastructure.
For more information on this program contact:
Federal Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Tax Credit