Alabama

POPULATION (2015): 4,858,979

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 5,245,678

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 2.6 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 3,068

Maximum E85 use:383 Million GPY
FFVs in use:403,011
E85 stations:27
Flex Station implied demand:+332
Maximum E15 use:2.1 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:4.2 Million
E15 Station implied demand:+2,454

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

9.0 psi RVP gasoline June 1-September 15

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, 334-240-7171

State Laws & Incentives

Alternative Fuels Promotion and Information
The Center for Alternative Fuels promotes alternative fuels, ensures all alternative fuels sold in the state meet ASTM standards, and acts as an information center for alternative fuels and a clearinghouse for available federal grant funding for alternative fuel development. (Code of Alabama 2-2-90 and 2-2-91).

Alternative Fuel and Idle Reduction Revolving Loan Program for Private Entities
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs provides an energy efficiency and renewable energy loan through its AlabamaSAVES program to commercial, industrial, and non-profit entities. Eligible energy efficiency improvements include those involving idle reduction equipment, natural gas and propane vehicle conversions or purchases, and alternative fueling infrastructure installation at existing facilities in Alabama. Dedicated and bi-fuel vehicles are eligible, and the loan may cover incremental and conversion costs. For additional information, see the AlabamaSAVES website.

Alternative Fuel and Idle Reduction Revolving Loan Program for Public Entities
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs provides low-interest energy efficiency loans through its Local Government Energy Loan program to local governments and educational institutions. Eligible energy efficiency improvement projects include those involving idle reduction equipment and natural gas and propane vehicle conversions or purchases. Dedicated and bi-fuel vehicles are eligible, and the loan may cover incremental and conversion costs. Local governments and public colleges and universities can borrow up to $350,000; K-12 public schools may borrow up to $350,000 per campus or $500,000 per school system. The minimum loan amount is $50,000 and the maximum loan term is five years. The program is not currently accepting applications (verified June 2017).

Federal Incentives

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
(Originally expired 12/31/13 - retroactively extended through 12/31/16, by H.R. 2029) Fueling equipment for E85 installed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Station owners with multiple locations can use the credit towards each site. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911.

Ethanol Infrastructure Grants and Loan Guarantees
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to rural (population less than 50K) small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Eligible renewable energy systems include equipment used to distribute flexible fuels. The maximum grant funding is 25% of project costs and the maximum loan guarantee is $25 million. The program is funded through fiscal year 2018 but is subject to congressional appropriations thereafter. For more information, see the REAP website.

Point of Contact
Office of Rural Development, Business and Cooperative Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 690-4730
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

Ethanol plant direct E85/ethanol sales

Click here for a complete list of domestic ethanol producers and sales contacts for E85/direct ethanol sales

E15/Flex Fuel Profit Estimate
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Alabama
AVG STATION (70,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 12,900 $2,150
New Customers/Mo:+1,437 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,200
RINs not applied to reduce price:$650
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $7,000
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:30,700$5,100
New Customers/Mo:+3,400 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$10,000
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,750
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $16,850

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