Armed with a quarter of a million dollar federal grant, the state of
Michigan has announced it wants to have 1,000 biofuel pumps in place by 2008.
That’s a tall order, considering the state only has a handful of biodiesel
and ethanol pumps right now.
A press release from the governor’s office says the grant money will be
used to help retailers put in new pumps. A new Michigan law will also speed the
process by cutting the fuel sales tax on ethanol by 36 percent, and on
biodiesel by 20 percent.