Several Web tools are available to motorists who are planning long-distance trips and looking for E85 pumps along the way.
The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (www.e85fuel.com) allows users to access an E-85 directory one click from the home page, and the U.S. Department of Energy also has a guide for E-85 stations at afdcmap2.nrel.gov/locator.
MapQuest has added an alternative fuel function to its mapping features. By using gasprices.mapquest.com/ travelers can search for alternative fuel stations.
Several NCGA state affiliates also offer E85 guides on their sites:
South Dakota: www.sdcorn.org/ethanol/documents/AllE85PumpsinSouthDakota.doc
On the National Corn Growers Association Web site, the group's CEO Rick Tolman relates his first-hand account of finding E-85 on the "Ethanol Corridor" in Illinois, at ncga.com/news/OurView/2007/050107.asp.