Michigan

POPULATION (2015): 9,922,576

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 7,859,283

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 14.6 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 3,761

Maximum E85 use:910 Million GPY
FFVs in use:1,043,511
E85 stations:250
Flex Station implied demand:+342
Maximum E15 use:3.7 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:6,287,427
E15 Station implied demand:+3,009

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

These counties required the sale of 7.0 psi RVP gasoline from June 1-September 15: Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne. They require 9.0 psi RVP in May. All other counties require 9.0 psi gasoline from May 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Agriculture (Weights and Measures), 800-632-3835

State Laws & Incentives

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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Michigan
AVG STATION (102,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 18,800 $3,100
New Customers/Mo:+2,090 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,100
RINs not applied to reduce price:$910
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $10,110
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:44,600$7,400
New Customers/Mo:+4,957 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$14,500
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,600
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $24,500

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