Country Partners Cooperative (W. Hwy 91) in Spalding celebrates new a new flex fuel pump with a grand opening Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Drivers can fill up from 1-4 p.m. and save $0.20/gallon on E20, E30 and E85. In addition to savings at the pump, there will also be refreshments, giveaways and drawings.
“If you don’t know if you drive a flex fuel vehicle, come visit us during the grand opening,” said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development with the Nebraska Corn Board.
This E85 flex fuel pump is one of approximately 80 in Nebraska to offer a variety of renewable ethanol fuel blends. This station will offer E10 – a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline, E20 – a blend of 20 percent ethanol and 80 percent gasoline, E30 – a blend of 30 percent ethanol and 70 percent gasoline, and E85 – a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Fuels blended with 20 percent ethanol or greater are for flex fuel vehicles only. To find a list of retailers that offer E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends visit the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ethanol.nebraska.gov or check the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.nebraskacorn.org.
One in 10 Nebraska motorists currently own a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, up to E85. 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 http://www.ethanol.nebraska.gov/ffv.
“While gas prices keep increasing, flex fuel vehicle owners can enjoy a greater savings at the pump when using ethanol fuel blends,” Clark said. “When the price spread between E85 and regular gasoline hits a certain point, flex fuel vehicle owners can save quite a bit of money as well as improving Nebraska’s economy.”
“Consumer choice and ethanol fuel availability are a high priority with today’s gas prices,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “When flex fuel drivers fill up on E85, they’re creating jobs, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment.”
This blender pump was paid for in part by a grant on behalf of Nebraska’s 23,000 corn producers through their checkoff program as administered by the Nebraska Corn Board.