Idaho

POPULATION (2015): 1,654,930

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 1,693,092

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 712 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 681

Maximum E85 use:82 Million GPY
FFVs in use:113,109
E85 stations:3
Flex Station implied demand:+57
Maximum E15 use:570 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:1,354,473
E15 Station implied demand:+545

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

9.0 psi RVP gasoline is required at the retail level from June 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Weights and Measures, 208-332-8690

State Laws & Incentives

Ethanol Blended Fuel Definition
Ethanol blended fuel, such as gasohol, is defined as any gasoline blended with 10% or more of anhydrous ethanol. (Reference Idaho Statutes 63-2401)

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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Idaho
AVG STATION (87,200 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 16,100 $2,700
New Customers/Mo:+1,789 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$5,200
RINs not applied to reduce price:$780
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $8,680
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:38,200$6,300
New Customers/Mo:+4,243 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$12,400
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,200
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $20,900

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