The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced that according to the Iowa Department of Revenue statistics E85 sales for the first half of 2008 totaled 3.5 million gallons. That compares with 3.4 million gallons of E85 sold in all of 2007 and 2 million gallons in 2006.
Since the first of the year, Iowa has added 20 new E85 refueling locations that have helped to accelerate the growth in sales. E85 sales in the first quarter of 2008 totaled 1.3 million gallons. Sales in the second quarter jumped to 2.2 million gallons.