HARTINGTON - Two new flex fuel pumps are now open at the Stop N Go in Hartington, Neb. A grand opening is planned for a later date.
These flex fuel pumps are located at 605 North Robinson in Hartington, and are two of approximately 80 E85/flex fuel pumps in Nebraska that offer fuel blends that include renewable ethanol. Flex fuel vehicles owners will find E30 and E85 at this location. These pumps will also offer unleaded and E10, the most commonly sold fuel in the state. To find a list of retailers that offer E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends, visit the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ne-ethanol.org or check the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.NebraskaCorn.org.
One in 10 Nebraska motorists currently own a flexible fuel vehicle that can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, up to E85, yet many drivers don’t realize it. To confirm if a vehicle is flex fuel, drivers can check their owner’s manual, their gas cap, look for the flex fuel emblem on their vehicle or visit the website www.ne-ethanol.org/ffv.
“We are seeing more flex fuel pumps going in across Nebraska because of the flexibility for motorists and also for the retailers,” said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development with the Nebraska Corn Board. “Every vehicle filling up is able to use flex fuel pumps, not just flex fuel vehicle owners, and retailers have started to recognize this.”
Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board, said, “Nebraska is the nation’s second largest producer of ethanol, and when drivers fill up on E85 and other ethanol blends, they’re strengthening Nebraska’s economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment. Ethanol is also a less expensive alternative to gasoline.”
These flex fuel pumps were supported in part from a grant funded by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska’s 23,000 corn farmers. For more information about this grant, visit www.NebraskaCorn.org.
Sign up for the Nebraska Ethanol Board’s FFV club for updates of new E85 locations and other announcements. Go to www.ne-ethanol.org/ffv to sign up now.