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:1,248,436
E85 stations:255
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 incentives

Biofuels Blender Requirements
Entities blending ethanol with gasoline and biodiesel with diesel outside of the bulk transfer terminal system must obtain a blender’s license and are subject to blender reporting requirements. A licensed supplier who blends ethanol and gasoline or biodiesel and diesel fuels must also obtain a blender’s license. (Michigan Compiled Laws 207.1008)

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 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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