New blender pumps in Shelby to offer high ethanol blends
September 23, 2010
Two new blender pumps that offers E85, E30 and E20 for Flex Fuel Vehicles are now available in the Shelby area at Joeâ€™s Quick Shoppe, 600 East Hwy 81 / 92. The pumps will also offer E10, which can be used in any vehicle.
Joeâ€™s Quick Shoppe and United Farmers Co-Op have a Grand Opening planned for Friday, September 24 from 11am to 2 pm. The station will be selling E85 fuel for 85 cents per gallon during this time. United Farmers Co-Op will provide a pork loin lunch, and KZ 100 FM will be covering the event live. The new blender pumps were partly funded with a grant from biofuel advocacy group Growth Energy.
The Shelby E85 blender pumps are the 58th location in Nebraska to offer E85. Find a current list of Nebraska E85 pumps in Nebraska at the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ne-ethanol.org.
Almost 86,000 Nebraska motorists currently own Flexible Fuel Vehicles, which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, including E85. Drivers can confirm if their car is a FFV by visiting the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ne-ethanol.org/e85 . The Truman National Security Project recently found that ethanol is one of the most viable alternative fuel sources for Americaâ€™s energy independent future.
"E85 is cleaner than gas, itâ€™s produced here in Nebraska, and more and more cars can use it every year,â€ said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator. â€œWhen FFV drivers fill up on E85, theyâ€™re strengthening Nebraskaâ€™s economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment,â€ Sneller said.